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Critical Trends in Healthcare and Harnessing Them for Success That was a key topic addressed at the recent Vanguard Forum for Healthcare Leaders in New York City. The Forum brought together 70 executives: a faculty of today’s CEOs, board members and thought leaders to share their experience with an elite, invitation-only group of senior executive delegates.   The Critical Trends session was moderated by Jonathan Rockoff, ...

The ‘Investible CEO’: Driving Change and Creating Value Jamie Heath is Managing Director in Deutsche Bank’s Global Healthcare investment Banking group, providing strategic and financial advisory services to Life Sciences clients. He has 20+ years of M&A and financing transaction experience across large cap pharma, specialty and generics and diagnostics. Ken founded and leads The Vanguard Group for Leadership, which works directly with CEOs ...

The Healthcare CEOs of Today Coach the Top Leaders of Tomorrow at the Vanguard Forum Last week was the Vanguard Forum For Healthcare Leaders in New York. It was quite the event. David Pyott (Philips Board Member, past Chairman and CEO of Allergan) has attended perhaps hundreds of high level programs. Vanguard he said: “Was the best. Great format, great faculty.” David is not one for overstatement, so we feel honored. I founded the ...

Debevoise Healthcare Partners Join Faculty of Vanguard Forum for Healthcare Leaders Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Healthcare Group partners Maura Kathleen Monaghan and Paul D. Rubin have been selected to serve as faculty at the 2017 Vanguard Forum for Healthcare Leaders. Debevoise partner Paul D. Rubin will discuss critical trends in healthcare and partner Maura Kathleen Monaghan will lead a session about succeeding as an executive in today’s ...

Navigating the Future: the Role of the CEO Peter Hecht has served as the CEO of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals since co‐founding the company in 1998. Under his leadership, Ironwood has grown from a small group of scientists to a commercial biotechnology company. Ken Banta founded and leads The Vanguard Group for Leadership, which works directly with CEOs and develops senior executives through Vanguard Forums. In ...

Vanguard Forum to Convene Top Healthcare Leaders of Tomorrow With Top Leaders of Today The next Vanguard Forum for Healthcare Leaders will take place in New York City on November 28–29 at the Parker Meridien Hotel. Faculty Includes: David Pyott, Board Member, PHILIPS, BIOMARIN, ALNYLAM; Past CEO and Chairman, ALLERGAN Ram Charan, CEO and Board Advisor, Best-Selling Author Ashley McEvoy, Company Group Chairman of Consumer Medical Devices, and Member of the Management Committee, JOHNSON ...

Building the Brand – The Role of the CEO Michael Watras and Ken Banta have collaborated on major brand building projects — Ken as a senior executive, and Michael as leader of the strategic branding consultancy Straightline International. Ken founded and leads The Vanguard Group for Leadership, which works directly with CEOs and develops senior executives through Vanguard Forums. In advance of the next Forum ...

How CEOs Can Work with an Active Board At companies of almost all sizes, across all sectors, boards are undergoing a profound transformation. Largely as a result of intensifying shareholder intolerance of mediocre or poor corporate performance, the ceremonial boards of the past are being replaced by active boards that are more demanding of managers and more intrusive in their affairs. This change can ...

So You Want to Be a CEO? That was the focus of the Vanguard Forum for Healthcare Leaders, Europe, this past February. The location was Mercers’ Hall, a majestic guild hall in the City of London. We brought together around 85 senior management delegates to spend a day with current and former CEOs, Board members and leadership experts.  In a series of intimate sessions and ...

This Pharma Company Stays Innovative by Doing Two Things For industries that depend on innovation, sustaining it is a constant challenge. But Roivant Sciences, a biopharmaceuticals company, bucked the trend by realigning incentives for employees and systematically introducing outside talent and practices. These steps cost almost nothing compared to vast sums often spent — and often wasted — on fostering innovation and have already generated ...