Richard H. Williams, R.Ph.
Senior Vice President,
Pharmaceutical Innovation and Insights
Richard H. Williams, R.Ph., is a 2nd generation pharmacist with a depth of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Throughout his pharma career, he has sold, promoted, and contracted for over 40 products that included more than a dozen blockbuster drugs and many specialty molecules. His background includes experience in neuroscience, endocrine including diabetes, oncology, and cardiovascular diseases.
Richard provides executive leadership and strategic direction with a focus on business development and growth with a specific focus on helping companies introduce rare, orphan and biosimilar drug products.
Prior to joining CSI, Richard practiced retail and hospital pharmacy before joining Eli Lilly & Company. During his time at Lilly, he worked with physicians, integrated delivery systems, academic medical centers, long-term care providers, specialty pharmacies, regional and national health plans, and PBMs.
Richard earned his bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS. He has served on several boards, including Christian Leadership Concepts and Hope Smiles. He regularly volunteers with The Bridge, a Nashville based non-profit that helps the homeless, where he is currently working on intersecting street medicine with population health.