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He has significant experience in the provider and pharmaceutical supplier sectors. Roger is a creative problem solver with excellent execution and cost containment skills. He designed and implemented a new pharmacy computer system resulting in $2 million in savings—with projected additional savings of $1 million and implemented a network quality system capable of increasing efficiency by 70% after initiating efforts to resolve major technical problems. He is adept at applying business expertise to develop financial and operational objectives, and drive decisions that support the organization strategy; influence others to support the conclusions. His skills include identifying internal and external business issues that may impact organizational results, directing the resolution of highly complex or unusual business problems and creating systems and processes that enable the organization to challenge ‘traditional ways’ and invent and apply ‘new ways’— always emphasizing and demonstrating operational excellence and balanced risk-taking.
He has a successful track record in significant areas of business operations for group purchasing organizations (GPOs), and his experience includes sales, operations management, executive level responsibilities, internal audit, and international/middle east directorship.
Roger is a proven team builder and high-energy leader, demonstrating success by creating new business opportunities and establishing strategic business relationships. He has been recognized for excellence throughout his career.
At ION, Roger managed and developed business in community oncology practices and other healthcare providers throughout the country. He was responsible for maintaining the relationship and developing business within existing accounts and served as the key contact point within each customer, particularly the c-suite, plus clinical areas. Roger developed strategies and implemented plans to sell ION’s primary product offerings: national contracting, pharmacy, procurement services, physician services, capital equipment, and IT services. He exceeded goals for adding new business volume.
Roger’s experience includes vice president of clinical business development for Integra Connect, senior vice president of market strategy for Sonexus Health, vice president of professional services for AmerisourceBergen, senior corporate director or business development for ION Solutions, Director of Pharmacy at Sparrow Health System, and western regional director for Mallinckrodt/Tyco.
He earned a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and executive MBA certificates at the University of Notre Dame.
He is a member of both the American and Michigan Pharmaceutical Association.