VP and General Manager at BD
Bob Roda is a Senior Commercial executive with extensive experience in delivering business growth
and profit in the Medical Tech and Diagnostics Industries. He currently serves as VP and General
Manager at Becton Dickinson where he is responsible for the global infusion therapy business. Prior
to his role at BD, Bob held a variety of roles of increasing commercial responsibility within the MD&D
sector at Johnson & Johnson. His diverse background included positions in Sales and Marketing at
Johnson & Johnson Medical, Inc, Ethicon, Inc and Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics. While at J&J, Bob also served as the
Executive Sponsor of the Commercial Leadership Development Program as well as the Chair of the VP Marketing
Council for all of MD&D. He has a proven track record of delivering results and leading teams in competitive and
diverse business environments. Bob is a highly respected and successful global leader. Bob holds a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Economics from the University of Rhode Island.
Head of Marketing, Noven Pharmaceuticals
Kristen Sharron-Albright, the current Head of Marketing at Noven Pharmaceuticals, was until recent-
ly VP Sales and Marketing, Anti-Infective Marketing and Institutional Sales Specialty Care Business
Unit at Pfizer. She is an experienced business leader with 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical
and biotechnology industries. She has a strong track record of delivering results in highly competitive
and complex markets. Starting her career in sales at Eli Lilly, she then held positions of increasing responsibility at Lilly,
Neurogen, and Pfizer, where she was responsible for sales and marketing in a franchise business model. In her spare
time she volunteers, serves on the leadership committee for her church, and enjoys hiking.
Vice President New Products, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Nick Gurreri is a business leader and General Manager with over 25 years of consistently achievinghigh
performance and profitability through strong leadership and cohesive team building in the biopharma-
ceutical and medical device industries. Nick has held executive positions at Medgenics, Insmed, Pfizer,
Pharmacia and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Nick received a BS in Mechanical Engineeringfrom the Univer-
sity of Delaware, and also acquired a Master of Science in Information Assurance at Carnegie Mellon University.
Commercial Professional, Skysis LLC
Lewis Chapman has spent over thirty years in health care management. He served as VP of Global
Strategic Marketing at BioMarin Pharmaceutical from 2007 to 2012, where he was responsible for
strategic marketing and product portfolio analyses, and implemented medical education, brand
enhancement and sales support programs on a worldwide basis. He oversaw the global launch of
Kuvan, which in the U.S. was 112% to budget in 2008, the first year on the market. Previously he with Alpha Innotech
Corporation as Vice President Global Sales and Marketing, where global sales grew 26% in 2004 and 22% in 2005 under
his leadership. Lewis started his career with Eli Lilly & Company, with roles at Syntex and Genentech, where he was
responsible for the global commercial launch of Activase (t-PA), the largest biopharm product launch in the history of
the industry up to that time (first year sales $187 million).