It starts at the top. Our commitment to patient safety, product excellence and cultivating stellar employees begins with our leadership team.
Jenn Adams is responsible for leading the PharMEDium and American Health Packaging (AHP) organizations. Her focus is to identify opportunities for these businesses to best serve the clinical needs of their customers around patient centric solutions related to medication safety. Before assuming this role, Jenn served as PharMEDium’s President, overseeing all facets of the business including sales, marketing, operations, supply chain, business development, quality, and clinical affairs. Prior to this, Jenn led PharMEDium’s commercial organizations, including National Accounts, Inside Sales and Outside Sales. Under Jenn’s direct leadership, PharMEDium has grown to be a prominent market leader in the outsourced pharmacy services industry.
Jenn has over 25 years of sales, marketing, training, and product development experience. Prior to joining PharMEDium, Jenn was responsible for the sales team at Fenwal, a provider of products supporting life-saving blood therapies. Jenn has also held multiple senior level management positions at Baxter Healthcare Corporation in its Transfusion Therapies, Medication Delivery, and Electronic Infusion Systems businesses. Throughout her career, Jenn has taken pride in providing consistent leadership and commitment to her team and her customers. Jenn holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
As PharMEDium’s Vice President of Quality, Sanjeev is responsible for overseeing the Quality Assurance, Quality Control and the Quality Systems departments. In this role, Sanjeev manages the FDA ICH Q10 Guidance and is accountable for testing the pharmaceutical products to ensure they are within applicable specifications and of the quality required for their intended use.
With over 28 years of experience in Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Quality Systems, and Regulatory Compliance, Sanjeev possesses a thorough understanding of aseptic manufacturing, production and process controls, components/raw materials/process intermediates, finished dosage forms, post-market surveillance, regulatory notifications and field actions, and various guidelines issues by the FDA and other regulatory authorities for drugs, biologics, and devices. Most recently he served as the Vice President, Head of Global Quality Systems at Shire. Prior to Shire, Sanjeev held a number of leadership positions at Baxter Healthcare Corporation in their Bioscience and Medication Delivery Divisions, Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals, and Alpharma USPD. Sanjeev has received both a Master of Science (Honors) in Biophysics and a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Biophysics from Panjab University in Chandigarh, India.
Matt Distel, the Vice President of Finance, is responsible for the Finance and Controller functions of PharMEDium including financial planning and analysis, contracts and pricing, accounting, receivables, payables, order entry, and sales reporting. Prior to this role, Matt served as Controller for PharMEDium.
Before joining PharMEDium, Matt was a Senior Manager at Underwriters Laboratories LLC, where he managed a large team of accountants and was responsible for the accounting of the U.S. and Canadian legal entities. At Ernst & Young LLP, he served both the public and private sectors where he conducted financial audits, including compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and the regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Matt earned both a Masters of Accounting Science and a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and has achieved his CPA certification.
Andrew Harrison is the chief legal officer for PharMEDium and serves both the PharMEDium Lead Team as well as AmerisourceBergen Corporation Executive Team by providing legal advice on complex State/Federal regulatory matters, commercial contracts, intellectual property, licensing, and litigation as well as all other legal issues that may impact the business.
Andrew has over eighteen years of experience as a corporate attorney with focus in the areas of regulatory law, ethics and compliance, government affairs/public policy, quality assurance, and regulatory affairs. He previously served as Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer & General Counsel for Regulatory Compliance Associates, Inc. and prior to that, as Executive Vice President, Global Quality & Compliance at GE Healthcare. His preceding roles at Baxter Healthcare Corporation and Catalent Pharma Solutions, LLC, enriched his additional senior leadership experiences. Andrew received his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from East Tennessee State University, and a JD from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Additionally, Andrew holds a Master of Science Degree in Regulatory Science from The Johns Hopkins University, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, Advanced Academic Program.
Mike Lapp co-leads the PharMEDium sales organization overseeing the Western half of the United States and the National Accounts team. Mike has been with PharMEDium since 2003, assuming roles of increasing responsibility within the Sales organization. Mike has successfully focused his team on developing mutually beneficial relationships with large aggregated customer groups, focusing on aligning PharMEDium’s capabilities with patient safety initiatives.
Mike started his career as a sales representative for Maytag. Mike earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Iowa State University.
Brad Leach co-leads the PharMEDium sales organization and oversees the Eastern half of the United States along with national coverage for the OR and ICU Specialists teams. Throughout his PharMEDium career he has held various management roles within the sales department. Brad has over 20 years of sales experience in the pharmacy outsourced compounding industry. Brad takes great pride in listening to his customers and developing creative solutions to meet their service needs.
Prior to PharMEDium, Brad held roles of increasing responsibility within Baxter Healthcare Corporation’s I.V. Systems Division. Brad holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing from The University of South Florida.
As the Vice President of IT and Relationship Management, Teri leads the IT team and acts as the liaison between PharMEDium and AmerisourceBergen’s Enterprise IT organization. Her role also includes the responsibility for all services and supporting products of AmerisourceBergen Enterprise IT. She is responsible for understanding the business, assisting in the prioritization of projects, ensuring projects align with the technology that best provides maximum return on investment, and executing the technology initiatives that support the overall business strategy.
Teri has a successful history of deploying the appropriate technologies and solutions to meet the needs of the business and markets. Prior to her position with PharMEDium, Teri was the VP-CIO of HealthFitness Corporation (a Trustmark company), where she was responsible for the strategy, investment, executive-level relationships, and resources necessary to drive technology and support for the business. She has also held various other IT roles with Motorola Inc. and Cummins Engine Company. Teri received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS), from Indiana University.
Jason Merryman, the Vice President of Engineering, is responsible for setting and executing the process innovation, continuous improvement, and technical compliance strategies for PharMEDium. He leads a dynamic and disciplined team of technical directors, managers, engineers, and technicians based out of the Lake Forest headquarters as well as all four compounding centers.
Jason has over twenty-two years engineering and engineering leadership experience in medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing. Before joining PharMEDium, Jason was the Director of Manufacturing Engineering at Merz Aesthetics where he implemented manufacturing improvements through automation and application of Lean principles. Prior, Jason held various engineering and new product development managerial positions within Hollister Incorporated. Jason received his Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and his Masters of Science degree in Engineering Management from Missouri University of Science and Technology.
Jeff Nordquist leads the Marketing and Business Development teams. His primary responsibilities include developing and implementing commercial programs for all product platforms including strategy, creative development, content, and project leadership. Jeff also champions external and internal communications and enhances the customer experience. Jeff’s focus is evolving PharMEDium’s brand strategy as an industry and thought leader – championing brand and product preference with key stakeholders.
Jeff joined PharMEDium with over twenty years of marketing and pharmaceutical leadership experience. Prior to PharMEDium, Jeff held senior marketing roles at CORPAK MedSystems, Baxter Healthcare Corporation and Pfizer. Jeff earned an MBA in Marketing from Northwestern University, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
As the Vice President of Manufacturing Operations, Chris Williams will lead PharMEDium’s Supply Chain and four 503B Outsourcing Facilities located in Memphis, TN, Sugar Land, TX, Dayton, NJ and Cleveland, MS. Chris will assume responsibility for managing current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) production across the business. He will collaborate with teams across PharMEDium, the enterprise, and the industry to ensure our facilities are in full compliance with federal and state regulations, as well as operating with the highest efficiency, quality and safety.
With over 30 years of manufacturing experience, Chris joins us most recently from Santa Cruz Nutritionals, where he was the Chief Operating Officer for the contract manufacturer of delivery systems for nutraceuticals, probiotics and solid, semi-solid and liquid dosage forms. Through his career, he has gained immense expertise leading manufacturing, supply chain, engineering and quality operations in highly-regulated environments across organizations of varying sizes, including domestic and international responsibilities with industry leaders like Baxter Healthcare and Salter Labs. Chris received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Mississippi State University.
PharMEDium has a rich history of hiring top candidates in the industry. PharMEDium strives to maintain employee job satisfaction and provides continuous job training to keep up with the industry.