Risky Business – It’s About Choices-Renee Tannenbaum, PharmD-05/11/2010 - 6:00pm

Event Information
Event Topic: 
Risky Business – It’s About Choices
Event Date: 
05/11/2010 - 6:00pm
Event Location: 
TIPs Group, 1000 Elwell Court, Suite 150, Palo Alto, CA
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Renee Tannenbaum, PharmD
Event Speaker Title: 
Chief Commercial Officer
Event Speaker Company: 
Elan Pharmaceuticals
Event Speaker Bio: 

Renee Tannenbaum is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Elan Pharmaceutics.

Renee has 28 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical devices industry. In her current role she is responsible for revenue generation for Elan’s marketed products, particularly Tysabri; preparing for the commercialization of the company’s pipeline, including its Alzheimer’s portfolio; and strengthening the company’s overall commercial capabilities and commitment to strong performance.

Prior to her role at Elan, Dr. Tannenbaum was at Novartis Pharma Ag for 3 years, where she led the Global Commercial Operations organization, with responsibility for Marketing Sciences, Global Sales, Marketing Excellence, Marketing and Sales Learning, Sales and Marketing Services and Congresses and Conventions. Prior to that, Renee spent 9 years at Bristol Myers Squibb and 16 years at Merck and Company where she held a variety of leadership positions in operations and general management. She has a proven track record of success in leading high performing businesses and developing and implementing innovative commercial strategies; expertise in creating new commercial capabilities to drive growth strategies; significant expertise in product launches, sales, marketing, product development, alliance management, product commercialization and leadership development.

Prior to joining the industry, Renee was an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Sciences, now known as the University of the Sciences at Philadelphia. She retains a Clinical Associate Professor position at the University.

Renee received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Sciences, an MBA from Temple University, and her Bachelors of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut. She serves on the Board of the Women Business Leaders in Healthcare (WBL) and is a member of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA). She also serves on the Advisory Board for the HBA and HBA Europe and Bay Area HBA. Renee received the University of Connecticut Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006.

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$20 - Late Registration and Non-Members
$25 - Walk-ins
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Working in the life sciences industry is a high risk / high reward undertaking. The nature of scientific research is such that there are few successes but many failures from which we hopefully learn, grow and persevere. So too can we consider our career paths. Do you take the easy and straightforward path or do you take risks to try to gain different experiences and skills? Renee Tannenbaum will be discussing some of the “risks” she took in her career and how this helped her achieve her goals and aspirations.