About Maxiom Group
Company Overview — We are Biotech Consultants, Pharmaceutical Consultants and Medical Device Consultants
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Maxiom Group is a leading business and IT consulting firm exclusively serving the life sciences industry. We help emerging, established and mature biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies transform their businesses to achieve success at each stage of their life cycle - from drug discovery and clinical development, through commercial launch and sustained market leadership.
We have pioneered new business practices, tools and methodologies to serve the life science marketplace and help transform companies from science leaders to business leaders. Our focus, insight and approach enable us to be a strong business partner for our clients, adding value throughout their life cycle. Specifically:
Focus: Maxiom Group's exclusive commitment to working with life sciences companies means that our clients know they are getting services specifically tailored to their needs. Clients are confident that we know their industry and are committed to it. We also understand the life cycle that they evolve through as they become commercial companies and we have developed and aligned our services and tools to go with the stages within this cycle.
Insight: Maxiom Group has deep industry knowledge, experience and demonstrated successes. The company has a strong life sciences heritage with cross-industry experience underpinnings. The result is that we bring fresh insight on how to solve mission critical issues and help life sciences companies formulate strategies, design business processes and implement core business systems. Our collaborative team approach provides the basis for ensuring that each client engagement is successful. Maxiom Group views client engagements as business partnerships in which our clients have continuous access to people with specialized skills and expertise.
Approach: Maxiom Group's proven flexibility, methodologies and pragmatic approach have proven invaluable to clients in their transformation. We have developed a diverse set of service lines, tools and methodologies to meet their needs. These innovative approaches include:
Our goal is simple. We aspire to improve the companies who are improving people's lives. We seek to provide significant value through the services we provide, operate to high standards of integrity and professionalism, collaborate with our clients to enhance their business, and provide a rewarding work environment for our team members.
Maxiom Group was founded in 2001 in recognition of the evolving and maturing nature of the life science industry. The new scientific breakthroughs that have occurred over the last two decades are accelerating the number of new drugs, medical devices and diagnostic products that are entering the marketplace.
Maxiom Group's founding team members saw the growing importance of the life sciences sector in New England and began to more deeply understand the profound transformation occurring in the industry and the opportunity to provide assistance to companies making the transition to commercial operations. They realized that emerging life science companies would need to transition from science-driven companies focusing on R&D and clinical trials to product-driven companies with all of the skills, business processes and information systems needed to operate as a commercial company.
Out of these early efforts, Maxiom Group saw that a strong need for life science companies was in the area of "Supply Chain Management." Supply Chain Management is the overall set of business processes, financial transactions, and information that allows companies to manage the flow of materials from the factory out to the patient. As research organizations, most life science companies do not possess the knowledge, experience or skills to put in place an effective supply chain for a commercial product.
In addition to Supply Chain Management, we initiated an information technology (IT) consulting practice to assist life science companies in implementing the IT solutions that they would need to operate as a commercial company.
Through our focus on life sciences, the insight that we bring, and our approach to transforming our clients' businesses, we are building a unique and innovative consulting firm serving this dynamic industry.
The Maxiom Group Leadership Team provides the ability, knowledge and depth of experience to both work with biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device clients directly and to manage a staff of highly qualified professionals.
President & CEO
As Founder and President of Maxiom Consulting Group, Scott has led the creation of this dedicated consulting company focused on addressing the unique and challenging needs of the rapidly growing biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. He is responsible for all administrative functions within the company as well as leading the Executive Team and working with clients on long term strategy.
Scott brings over 20 years of business strategy consulting, operations management consulting, and supply chain consulting experience to his work helping biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies align their business, operations and technology strategies to support development, commercialization and the market success of their products. Scott is considered a thought leader in business transformation and brings multi-industry experience to his work assisting these emerging companies to make the transition from research organizations to successful product companies. He has written and spoken extensively on these topics.
Before founding Maxiom Group, Scott was Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Hurwitz Group, Inc. a technology analyst firm. Prior to Hurwitz he was Senior Vice President of e-Solutions & Chief Strategy Officer at Primix Solutions, Inc. a strategic internet services firm. Scott has also served in a number of consulting roles at Benchmarking Partners, Deloitte Consulting and Theodore Barry & Associates.
Scott holds an MBA with an emphasis on Strategy, Operations & Organizational Development from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA and a BS in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois.
Vice President & General Manager, Solutions Practice
As the leader of Maxiom Group's Solutions Consulting Practice, John directs a staff of business and information technology consulting professionals that help biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device clients plan, design and implement IT solutions. John's team guides clients through the stages of formulating an IT strategy and roadmap, selecting appropriate solutions, and implementing and validating those solutions in order to support their growing businesses. John has an exceptional track record of working with senior executives to align their business direction with the proper operational and IT infrastructure to execute their strategies.
John brings extensive experience to our clients in strategy formulation, business process development, and implementation of IT solutions, as well as industry positions in product management and sales. Previously, he served as a Vice President in the HR IT Outsourcing Group at Fidelity Investments, working to create the product management organization, driving market analysis and new strategies to achieve market and profitability goals. Prior to Fidelity, John worked at several management and IT consulting firms including Collaborative Consulting, Blue Agave Software, NerveWire, Avicon and PriceWaterHouseCoopers.
John received a BS in Accounting and Finance from Boston College.
Vice President, Solutions Practice
As co-founder and vice president of the Solutions Practice Jim works with a group of it consultants and works directly with biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device clients to deliver technology strategy and solutions including IT planning, IT implementation and IT governance. Jim is known for his unique ability to synthesize seemingly complex decisions, solutions and issues into manageable elements and guide the joint client/consulting team to on-time and on-budget performance.
As a technology generalist, Jim's previous experience includes leading consulting practices focused in Enterprise Portals & Collaboration, Enterprise Resource Planning, e-Business and Systems Integration. His experience extends around the globe, including solution delivery in Europe and sales management for Middle East/Africa and Asia/Pacific. Jim has also been a key player on a number of mergers, partnering, and corporate integration initiatives.
Prior to Maxiom Group, Jim was the regional manager for Unitas Corporation and had responsibility for sales and delivery for consulting and system integration services focused on enterprise information portals. Before Unitas he was Corporate Executive Vice President at The Convergent Group where he was responsible for global sales and subsequently managed the Business Leadership practice.
Jim was also a Senior Partner with CSC Consulting Group for several years where his knowledge, insight, and experience was utilized in various roles such as project manager, account manager, practice manager, and managing director. This covered many areas of business development, client relations, staff management, and value delivery for all phases of systems integration.
Jim holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Fred Greulich is Vice President and Operational Excellence Practice Leader, focusing on business operations and strategy alignment. He brings extensive skill and experience in the design and implementation of major strategy and operational improvement programs at small and large clients.
Fred has a distinguished record in business process improvement, risk management, and value chain management, with significant experience applying Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. He has led results-driven initiatives and the establishment of operational excellence programs at clients in a wide variety of industries, but with particular emphasis in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. Within these industries, Fred has worked extensively in driving improvement within and across areas such as research & development, manufacturing, quality, and distribution.
He has also led conference sessions on the topics of managing manufacturing risk and applying lean assessment techniques at INTERPHEX and has published numerous articles dealing with Operational Excellence implementation including, most recently, "Operational Excellence in the QC Lab: Key Issues and an Implementation Approach" in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing magazine.
Prior to Maxiom Group, Fred served in manufacturing, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, distribution, and plant engineering positions at Procter & Gamble and Frito-Lay. He went on to hold senior management positions at a number of consultancies including Kaufman Global, GEN3Partners, Benchmarking Partners, and Capgemini.
Fred is a six sigma black-belt and earned a B.S. with distinction in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Bill Connell is Vice President and Supply Chain Practice Leader. He brings extensive skill and experience in supply chain strategy, design and business process development at both small and large clients.
Bill has over 25 years of industry experience and consulting, most recently as Senior Vice President of Global Supply and Operations at Iroko Pharmaceuticals/Iroko Cardio. In the last three years, Bill focused on Pharmaceutical Industry Global Supply Chain Strategy and Operations including two successful pharmaceutical company start-ups in the US and Europe.
Prior to Iroko, Bill was Principal and Supply Chain Practice Director at Tunnell Consulting for 10 years, serving clients in the pharmaceutical, chemical, manufacturing, logistics, distribution and transportation industries. Prior to Tunnell, Bill held positions in Logistics Services, Contract Operations, Materials Management, Distribution, Material Systems, Manufacturing Engineering and Industrial Engineering.
In these positions Bill worked on projects including supply chain network design and optimization, contract manufacturer (CMO), third party logistics (3PL) and distributor selection, inventory and materials management, supply chain risk analysis and mitigation, supply chain information systems (including ERP, e-pedigree and serialization), transportation/logistics (including cold chain management) and Sales and Operations planning. Bill draws upon these experiences as well as his consulting career to provide clients with solutions that meet their needs.
Bill received his MBA from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his BS from University of Maine. He has also authored over 25 Project Briefs and Case Studies documenting project successes for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Transportation, Distribution and Supply Chain clients.