RALEIGH, N.C. (August 7, 2009)—Pharmaceutical Institute, a leading provider of specialized training solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, today announced that Garry O’Grady has been appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager of Pharmaceutical Institute.  In his new role, Mr. O’Grady will manage the day-to-day operations of the business, as well as lead the efforts of the content development and sales teams.

Mr. O’Grady has over 18 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He has held sales positions with leading pharmaceutical and medical device companies and worked as a management consultant for the pharmaceutical industry for the past 10 years.  Prior to joining the Pharmaceutical Institute, Mr. O’Grady led the Sales Practice at Campbell Alliance, the leading management consulting firm serving the pharmaceutical and biotech industry and the parent company of the Pharmaceutical Institute.  Mr. O’Grady joined Campbell Alliance in 1999 and shortly thereafter, established Campbell’s Sales Practice, which has been highly successful.

“With Garry’s strong background in sales and consulting, he brings an in-depth understanding of the training environment for pharmaceutical and biotech companies to this leadership role,” says John Campbell, Founder and CEO of Campbell Alliance.  “Garry’s experience and industry knowledge will help the Pharmaceutical Institute continue to develop specialized training programs that meet the needs of pharmaceutical and biotech professionals.” 

Before joining Campbell Alliance, Mr. O’Grady  was a member of the Surgical Products Division of Olympus America, Inc., where he sold capital products used in minimally invasive surgery.  He was a member of the Urology Products Marketing Team, and was a member of Olympus’s top sales group.  Mr. O’Grady also served as a sales representative for Ciba-Geigy and was a member of Ciba’s Circle of Excellence.  Prior to his pharma positions, Mr. O’Grady was an officer in the United States Army from 1987 to 1992.  Mr. O’Grady received his MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned his BS from the United States Military Academy, West Point.

About the Pharmaceutical Institute
Pharmaceutical Institute is a leading provider of specialized training programs for the pharmaceutical and biotech industry.  We partner with subject matter experts from our parent company, Campbell Alliance, to develop highly-impactful distance learning solutions for professionals within all major pharmaceutical company functions including Brand Management, Business Development, Clinical Development, Managed Markets, Medical Affairs, Sales, and Trade and Distribution.  The Pharmaceutical Institute is based in Raleigh, N.C.  For more information, please visit www.pharmainstitute.com.


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