Don DeGolyer – Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Don DeGolyer is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Vertice Pharma and has built a successful and significant career in the pharmaceutical industry. He was previously the Chief Operating Officer of Endo Pharmaceuticals where he built one of the fastest growing Specialty Pharmaceuticals businesses, completed six acquisitions and created more than $12 Billion dollars of shareholder value. He also served as President & CEO of Sandoz North America at a time when he and his team grew revenues to $3.5 billion establishing Sandoz as the second largest generics company in the world. Don began his career at Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and then Novartis progressing through various roles of increasing responsibility.
Ozgur Kilic – Chief Financial Officer
Ozgur is the Chief Financial Officer of Vertice Pharma. He was most recently Head of Business Planning and Analysis at Alcon North America, Eye Care Division of Novartis. Prior to Alcon, he worked at Sandoz U.S. overseeing commercial, manufacturing, BD&L and R&D Finance. Before coming to the U.S. Ozgur spent 10 years in Europe within Novartis Group in senior finance roles including CFO in the UK and Region Europe CFO. Ozgur is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant and holds an MBA degree.
Scott Meyers - Chief Operating Officer
Scott Meyers is the Chief Operating Officer of Vertice Pharma. He has over 15 years of pharmaceutical experience, most recently as Vice President, General Manager, Dermatology of Fougera Inc., a Sandoz / Novartis company. Prior to Fougera, Scott led Strategic Planning & Market Analytics for Sandoz US and worked at McKinsey & Company’s pharmaceutical practice in New Jersey, focusing on R&D and commercial operations. Scott also worked as a Chemical Engineer for Merck at their West Point, PA site. Scott holds a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and holds a Master of Chemical Engineering, a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry all from Cornell University.
Noel Greenberger – Vice President, Commercial Operations
Noel Greenberger is the Vice President, Commercial Operations of Vertice Pharma. He was most recently Executive Director of Respiratory at Sandoz U.S., the generics division of Novartis, and was responsible for building and commercializing Sandoz’ portfolio of respiratory medicines. While at Sandoz, Noel held various leadership roles in Biopharmaceuticals and Strategic Planning. Prior to Sandoz, Noel worked at McKinsey & Company’s healthcare practice and also worked at ZS Associates, focusing on pharmaceutical sales and marketing strategy. Noel holds a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University.
Sunil Vandse– VICE PRESIDENT, RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Sunil is Vice President, Research & Development at Vertice Pharma. He has more than 25 years of varied experience in leading development of generics as well as innovative products for several generic and specialty pharmaceutical companies. Most recently he was Executive Director, Product Development at Vertice. Prior to Vertice , he was Executive Director, Research and Development at Endo Pharmaceuticals / Par Pharmaceuticals, responsible for product development of complex generics including solid orals, injectables, nasal sprays and topical dosage forms. Prior to Endo, Sunil held various roles of increasing responsibilities at Sandoz. He also worked in various positions in R&D of Actavis, Lupin Laboratories, Torrent pharmaceuticals and Cadila Laboratories. Throughout his career, his leadership has resulted in submission of more than 100 ANDAs including first to file and first to market opportunities. Sunil holds a Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) from the Birla Institute of Technology in India and a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Government College of Pharmacy, Bangalore in India. He also holds several patents.