“The early years of my career were spent looking at emerging technologies to explore where they might fit into pharma.”
I was working at Marion Labs in the early '90s when the company merged with Merrell Dow. Faruk started working there (though in a different department). I started my own company in 1999, the same year Faruk was starting up Intouch Solutions.
I left my first venture in the summer of 2010 and began to pursue other interests. Faruk and I have always remained in close contact, and we started talking about the Intouch vision. It was evident that exciting things were happening at Intouch. I saw the opportunity for me to play a role in moving the company forward — something that would be a whole lot of fun. I was happy to join the Intouch team in September of 2010.Q
The early years of my career were spent looking at emerging technologies to explore where they might fit into pharma. I started working for Marion Laboratories in 1987, and I left Hoechst Marion Roussel (as it was known by then) in 1996.Q
I just finished the Harry Potter series with my 8-year-old son. It was a yearlong trek of nighttime reading. As you know, some of the books are very big. Overall, though, they were very enjoyable.
On the business side, the latest was The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni. It helps organizations understand what leadership is: trust, communication, and how to foster those in your team.Q
I worked in a warehouse for a wholesaler of marine supplies in downtown Kansas City. I did it all: picking and packing, driving a forklift, receiving. I was 16.Q
Calculus-based physics. I was never so proud of a C in all my life. At the time, it was hell, but I feel as though I learned more about how to learn in that class than any other experience. As my professor was fond of saying, “Physics is everything.”Q
Dean Kamen, the guy who invented the Segway. He looks at the problems we face in a different way.Q
I play in a local rock band, Cage, where I play bass. I also play guitar. I started college as a piano music major (I had played since I was 4) but switched to vocal performance.Q
I'd want to see what 2100 looks like. Now is fine, we have a lot to do, and we're making a lot of progress. I can see some cool technology that's breaking. I wouldn't want to go back in time, though.Q
I'm more of a morning person. I want to get moving.