PORTLAND, Maine, Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Beacon Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Oliver Richards to lead our Healthcare and Life Sciences practice.
A Senior Vice President at Beacon, Dr. Richards has been with the firm since June 2011. During his tenure with The Beacon Group, Dr. Richards has guided over 150 projects within the practice across the medical device, diagnostics, pharma/biotech, health IT, and consumer sectors.
"Oliver is a true leader in the field of growth strategy development in the Pharma/Healthcare/Life Sciences world," said Cliff Farrah, Beacon CEO. "His time in the pharmaceutical industry coupled with his research in molecular biology has brought great credibility to the growth strategy work he has driven for our clients. Our entire firm is celebrating this promotion, and I look to great things from the practice under his leadership."
Dr. Richards served as the keynote speaker for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Entrepreneurons Series in February 2015. A frequent author, Dr. Richards has published numerous papers on a range of Healthcare and Life Sciences-related subjects, most notably as lead author of "The Role of Blood Vessels, Endothelial Cells, and Vascular Pericytes in Insulin Secretion and Peripheral Insulin Action" which was published in Endocrine Reviews in 2010. He has also written a series of white papers that identify new ways for companies to effectively grow in the global healthcare market.
Dr. Richards holds both a PhD and MBA from University of Wisconsin-Madison where he specialized in Strategic Management in Life and Engineering Sciences.
A lifelong runner, he is married and lives with his wife and daughter in Portland, Maine.
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SOURCE The Beacon Group