Our strength is the result of our experience and our business model that allows us to provide cutting edge solutions that flex with your needs.
We have experience in almost every therapeutic area across commercial and clinical positions, sales, marketing, operations, business development, and even head office positions. Pharmaceuticals, Medical Device, Biotech are also part of our resume. Our team is built entirely of hard working industry experts that will work with you to develop solutions to even the most challenging situations.
Wendy Wolf, President & Founder
As President and Founder of ImpactBio, Wendy is responsible for establishing the guiding principles of the company and aligning the strategy, scale, and talent required to realize the vision.
Wendy is a successful sales, marketing, operations, and business development leader with over 24 years of experience. Her breadth of experience in Pharma began with American Cyanamid/Lederle Labs Division, Wyeth, and then Pfizer in roles of increasing responsibility.
Wendy also has broad experience on the service side of the industry with six years of experience at four Contract Sales Organizations (CSOs). She lead the Commercial and Clinical Business Units, which included oversight of Field Sales, Clinical Educators, Call Center, Operations, and Business Development. Wendy was also responsible for building the Operational structure within the CSOs, as well as for clients across Pharma, Biotech, and Medical Device. Wendy’s success is driven by her commitment to excellence, integrity, and team spirit. Her track record of success is one that is shared with her teams and her client partners.
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Lori Danek, Vice President Talent Acquisition
Lori Danek brings over 18 years of Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Biotech Recruiting experience to our clients. This includes Direct-to-Headcount Recruitment as well as recruiting for Outsourced teams for her clients. Lori’s experience with the recruitment of sales teams, clinical educator teams, call center representatives, head office, and senior management roles for our clients is unparalleled in the industry. Lori’s team of Recruitment Specialists from across the U.S. are a diverse group of former leaders of people who know exactly how to match talent to a profile to deliver the perfect candidate to our clients. Her ability to source top talent in the industry is why our clients continue to come to her for every new position they need.
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Our Recruitment Team is one that spans across the U.S. to ensure we have the most robust talent network available for our clients. In addition to years of successful Recruiting experience, our Talent Acquisition Specialists have experience as Sales & Clinical Leaders, Sales & Specialty Representatives, and Operations Leaders in numerous Therapeutic Areas across Pharma, Biotech, and Medical Device.
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Kate Rybak, Director Human Resources
Kate Rybak has worked in Human Resources for her entire career. She has supported many different types of companies in the Life Sciences space from Advertising Agencies to CSOs.
Kate’s vision for People Management is one of inclusion and team work. With every Client and every Employee she continues to find ways to bring people together.
Operations and Sales Leadership:
Our Operational and Sales Leadership team contains many of the strongest and most versatile leaders in our industry. Below are a few of our team members and you will see a common thread – a passion for their roles.
Josephine Gargiulo, Associate Director of Commercial Operations
Josephine Gargiulo is an influential, innovative and strategic committed sales manager and trainer offering over 23 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and device industry with a proven track record of success. Outstanding business acumen, strong leader within the sales function, setting clear and unified direction for the team. Developing result oriented programs responding to business needs and improvements to all training functions across the organization.
Mike Fritz, National Sales Director
Award winning Commercial Leader with history of delivering exceptional results and significant organizational impact with experience in numerous therapeutic areas. Mike has lead cross-functional teams across disciplines and geographic locations including US, EU-5, and Japan. Specialties: Training, Organizational Sizing and Structure, Personnel Development, Marketing, Sales Leadership, Managed Markets Marketing, Market Research, Sales Operations, Forecasting, Competitive Intelligence, Strategic Planning, Commercial Transformation.
Rusty Jackson, National Sales Leader
Rusty Jackson’s years of experience in Pharma spans Hospital, CNS, and Field Sales Leadership across varied therapeutic areas. Rusty has successfully built and led Sales and Service teams as a National Director.
Rusty’s resume spans numerous product launches many therapeutic areas including RA & OA, Infectious Disease, Ophthalmology, Depression, Cardiovascular, etc. His focus throughout much of his career was in Hospital and Institutional Sales repeatedly building successful teams that exceeded goals time and time again.
Kim DiRico, RN, Sales & Clinical Leader
Kim DiRico’s leadership spans across Commercial and Clinical Teams within Pharma and Biotech. Kim has experience with numerous new product launches and growing existing brands, even those post-LOE. She has a long track record of success building successful sales, service, and nurse educator teams.
Our team of Trainers and Training Facilitators bring years of Training experience along with successful positions within Pharma, Biotech, Medical Device, and IT organizations that bring the ‘field real’ experience to our training curriculum. We specialize in Product Training, Sales Training, Management Development and CRM/Technical /Systems Development and Training. In addition, we have Bi-Lingual Trainers to support your needs in various markets.
Laurie Cusic, Training Director
Laurie has spent more than 25 years in the pharmaceutical and consumer products industries, and 15 years in training. Her experience includes a variety of positions including sales, sales management, account management, training, contract sales organization (CSO) training and learning and development. Recent corporate roles include National Sales Director for Galen US Pharmaceutical Company, Senior Director of Training and Development with Wendy at a previous organization, and North American Regional Learning Manager for Pfizer – a Training Magazine Top 125 Hall of Fame Company.
Keithroy Smith, Business Development
Keithroy Smith has worked in the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences industry for his entire career. He enjoys connecting with people throughout our industry and finds many ways to use his talents – as a Sales Leader, Business Development, as well as jumping in to help Clients on various projects.