SANFORD, Fla. (March 7, 2019) – CSI Specialty Group, a globally-recognized specialty pharmacy consulting, workforce planning and talent acquisition firm, announced the expansion of their Pharmaceutical/Biotech offerings with the addition of Richard Williams, R.Ph., as Senior Vice-President of Pharmaceutical Innovation and Insights.
Richard, a second generation pharmacist, has a depth of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Throughout his pharma career, he has sold, promoted and contracted for more than 40 products, including more than a dozen blockbuster drugs and many specialty molecules. His background includes experience in neuroscience, endocrine including diabetes, oncology and cardiovascular diseases.
In his role, Williams will provide executive leadership and strategic direction to CSI and their partners with an emphasis on business development and growth. His team will specialize in helping companies introduce rare, orphan and biosimilar drug products.
“Richard is a proven leader with a strategic mind and a track record of success,” says CSI Specialty Group President and CEO Suzette DiMascio, CHE, CMCE, CPC. “We’re incredibly excited to have him join our team. He has a deep understanding of the patient journey and a real devotion to improving a patient’s health and wellbeing through innovative pharmacy products and practices.”
Prior to joining CSI, Williams 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.
About CSI Specialty Group
CSI Specialty Group is a globally recognized leadership consulting firm dedicated to providing solutions that continually elevate the specialty pharmacy industry and improve the patient journey. By providing inventive consulting, workforce planning and talent acquisition solutions, we uniquely tailor our service offerings to help clients drive sustainable, accelerated growth. As the provider of the industry’s first dedicated podcast for specialty pharmacy, CSI is at the forefront of pioneering innovative concepts to meet the changing needs of specialty pharmacy, home infusion, mail order/PBM, health systems and pharma/biotech clients across the USA and throughout Europe.
For more information about CSI Specialty Group, visit www.CSIgroup.net.