John WollmanExecutive Vice President, Innovation
As Executive Vice President of Innovation, John is responsible for the overall coordination of our business and solution development. Prior to joining HighPoint, he served as the EVP and CTO at Alliance Consulting/Alliance Life Sciences Consulting Group where he oversaw the company’s transformation into a full-service consultancy. John has also previously held senior positions at PLATINUM Technology, Whittman-Hart, and Accenture’s FOUNDATION Software Organization. He received a B.S. from Duke University with a dual concentration in Computer Science and Economics.
Chris ColapietroExecutive Vice President, Technology & Marketing
As Executive Vice President of Technology & Marketing, Chris is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Technology Business Unit from solution development, delivery, recruiting and sales. Additionally, Chris is responsible for sales and marketing operations for all of HighPoint and oversees our newly formed Client Value Network Consortium.
Prior to joining HighPoint, Chris held senior positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM, and CSC. His academic credentials include a B.S. in Chemistry from Bates College and an M.S. in Materials Science from Penn State.
Arnab SikderExecutive Vice President and General Manager, European Operations
As EVP and GM of European Operations, Arnab is responsible for expansion, strategy, and operations of the European market. Arnab has 15 years of deep industry experience in Life Sciences and is a recognized expert in pricing & contracting solutions. Prior to joining HighPoint, Arnab was a Principal with the Global Health Solutions group at CSC, serving across the areas of pricing & contracting, sales & marketing, and quality & compliance. Arnab’s academic credentials include a BS and an MS from Columbia University.
Tracy BurnsExecutive Vice President, Delivery Excellence
As Executive Vice President of Delivery Excellence, Tracy is primarily responsible for the development and delivery of HighPoint’s services, solutions, and managed services.
Tracy brings 20 years of pharmaceutical IT experience having worked in a variety of business system support roles across functional areas of commercial operations, manufacturing and supply chain, and administration (e.g. HR, finance, legal).
Michael ZubeyExecutive Vice President, Life Sciences Strategy
As Executive Vice President of Life Sciences Strategy, Michael is responsible for the overall development of the Life Sciences business unit in terms of competency development, client relations, and staff development. Additionally, Michael is responsible for the analytics strategy across all health industries. Prior to joining HighPoint, Michael held senior positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers, IMS Health, and Unisys. His academic credentials include a B.S. in Accounting from Shippensburg University and a Master in Business Administration from Villanova University.
Glenn BeckerExecutive Vice President, Life Sciences Sales
As Executive Vice President, Glenn is responsible for sales and development of Life Science Services. Glenn has over 24 years consulting experience and 14 years in Life Sciences. Prior to joining HighPoint, Glenn held senior management positions at Automated Concepts Incorporated, PricewaterhouseCoopers and CSC. His academic credentials include a Bachelor of Science, Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Juris Doctor of Law from the John Marshall School of Law in Chicago.
Brandon McKayExecutive Vice President, Outsourcing Services
With more than 16 years of experience in the technology industry, Brandon has significant background in the delivery of application and infrastructure support, hosting and technical solutions to the life science & healthcare provider market. Responsible for all facets of the business including growth, client services, global operations, and P&L management. Throughout his career with HighPoint, Brandon has played an integral role in establishing and solidifying strategic relationships with key customers and partners and overseeing some of HighPoint’s most complex solutions. Brandon holds a BS in Business and Computer Science from Indiana University.
Mike AllelunasTechnology Lead Principal
Mike St. GermainSenior Vice President, Talent Acquisition
Mike St. Germain
As Vice President of Talent Acquisition, Mike is responsible for driving the recruitment of new talent. Prior to joining HighPoint, Mike was Vice President of Operations and Managing Partner at Millennium Consulting. He has also held senior sales and recruiting positions at Alliance Global Services and The Judge Group.
Jeff DiBartolomeoSenior Vice President, Healthcare
As Senior Vice President of Healthcare, Jeff is responsible for business development, revenue growth, and sales force strategy and deployment across all of HighPoint’s solution offerings with a specific focus on new customer acquisition and retention. Prior to joining HighPoint, Jeff spent 10 years in senior business development roles with Millennium Consulting in its Boston office, HRN Services in San Francisco, and Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New York.
Life Sciences Leading Experts
Ruven Remo EulDirector, Life Sciences Europe
Ruven Remo Eul
With 10+ years of experience in local, regional, and global pharmaceutical roles, Ruven assists life sciences clients with PCMA matters as part of HighPoint’s European Life Sciences team. Ruven has a deep background in commercial excellence, with strong experience in commercial analytics and tendering — having worked with Model N, Revitas, and Veeva. Ruven also led and published the first major life sciences benchmarking study on tendering. Ruven holds an MBA in Healthcare Management from Institute of Management Berlin.
Ralph LynnVice President, Pricing and Contracting
Ralph has over 10 years of experience implementing government pricing, managed care contracting, compliance, and rebate processing solutions for Alpharma, Novartis, Otsuka, and other pharmaceutical firms. His expertise includes system design and architecture, application development, and database design.
Prior to joining HighPoint, Ralph was a Project Manager for Pfizer, where he led a team of consultants in designing and implementing a flexible rule-based government pricing system. He also worked as a Technical Lead and Software Engineer at Pitney Bowes. Ralph holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Bio Medical Computing from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Stacey PinelVice President, Sales and Marketing Consulting
Following a 20-year career in industry with Allergan, EMD Serono, and Biogen, Stacey joined HighPoint in February 2017 as one of our Customer Success Directors. In less than a year Stacey has led 8 different engagements for us ranging from emerging biopharma’s like Bluebird Bio to large global organizations like CSL Behring.
Antonio PregueiroVice President, Life Sciences Europe
Prior to HighPoint, Antonio spent his career doing both consulting and industry work. During this period he worked globally, gaining experience in the US, Europe, South America, Russia and the Middle East working across functions in analytics, marketing and operations spanning a broad range of therapeutic areas. Antonio was trained as a scientist, receiving a dual-honours BSc in Biochemistry and Genetics from the University of Sheffield in the UK. He conducted his doctoral research in the Molecular and Cell Biology graduate program at Dartmouth Medical School in the US, where he received his PhD.
Stuart PylePractice Leader
Stuart is an industry leader and advisor with over 25 years of industry and consulting experience in the life sciences, medical device and healthcare industries. His primary focus over his career has been in R&D operating models, e-clinical-digital R&D, process reengineering, big-data-analytics-standards, platform-systems integration and business outsourcing.
Stuart has extensive practice, project leadership and operational experience in leading R&D strategies, roadmaps, implementations, change management for cross functional initiatives in delivering critical business capabilities in Clinical Development, Operations, Data Management and Decision Sciences. In addition, he serves as a member of the Big-data Advisory Board at Rutgers University.
Jens-Olaf VanggaardDirector, Research & Development
Mr. Vanggaard is a strong team player and a results-driven senior Life Sciences R&D consultant with 9+ years of experience within Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs implementing Clinical Data Warehouses, Meta Data Repositories, Clinical Trial Management Systems, Electronic Trial Master Files and helping more than 5 clients prepare for IDMP implementation. In addition, Mr. Vanggaard a member of the EU IDMP Task Force Referentials sub-group and is working closely with key colleagues to develop the HPS FRED IDMP solution for manual data collection and maintenance as well as an MDM-based IDMP accelerator leveraging one of the leading MDM and data management platforms on the market.
Seth WarhaftigVice President, Pharmacovigilance
Seth Warhaftig brings to HighPoint more than 12 years of experience providing software solutions and services in the life science industry. He possesses a thorough knowledge of the drug development process, specifically in the areas of safety and pharmacovigilance, and clinical development and data management. His experience includes strategic planning, business process optimization, global regulatory compliance, custom system design and development, and system implementation and integration.
Prior to joining HighPoint, Seth was the President and CEO of November Research Group, employed as a Safety and Clinical Solution Specialist for Oracle Corporation, the Executive Director of Worldwide Business Development for NetForce, Inc., and a Senior Consultant for Ernst & Young, LLP. Seth also held the positions of Director of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Consulting Services for NetForce, leading a 20 person services group, and Oracle Clinical Development Manager for Oracle Corporation.
Healthcare Leading Experts
Adam MarianoVice President, Healthcare Informatics
Currently Adam is a Vice President of Informatics at HighPoint, helping healthcare companies build better analytics, achieve insights and leverage data as an investment and asset. He brings an extensive clinical background and almost 20 years of IT experience in the data management space. Adam is also an attorney specializing in civil rights, immigration, and labor law and the founder of EPD, a minority-owned IT consulting firm.
Ted MarshVice President, Healthcare Technology Strategy
Ted has 18 years of leadership experience in healthcare payer organizations. Ted joined HighPoint from Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts, where he was Vice President and CTO. He was responsible for setting the technical strategy for BCBSMA, and strategic plans for business applications and technology.
Prior to Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA, Ted held several positions at both CIGNA and UnitedHealthcare, where he was engaged in the design and architecture of business technology solutions. Ted holds a BA in Business Administration from Post University.
Chris McShanagVice President, Population Health
Mr. McShanag is the Vice President of the Population Health practice at HighPoint. He is responsible for client engagements and satisfaction delivered to hospitals, physicians, and accountable care organizations, and the leadership and development of solution offerings and business partnerships. Mr. McShanag possesses extensive experience across Healthcare with information technology (IT), business strategic planning, program/project management, mergers and acquisition, outsourcing, implementation/integration, and best practice methodologies.
Prior to HighPoint he founded chmGroup Global Consulting Solutions, an international healthcare management consulting company and was also a member of IBM Global Services in Asia Pacific, specializing in eBusiness strategy, around the Globe, conducting projects in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Upon transfer to the United States by IBM in 2000, Chris joined a privately held consulting firm and was part of the leadership team to successfully take it through an IPO and eventual sale. He has earned several industry certifications as well as experience speaking internationally on the business benefits and value proposition of technology enabled business strategy and provider impact from Healthcare reform.
Pam RuebelmannVice President, Government Programs
With over 25 years of technology and healthcare consulting experience, Pam is an expert in healthcare management, claim cycle management, and revenue cycle management. She is a member of the Managed Care Executive board with extensive subject matter experts in the commercial payer and provider markets. Prior to joining HighPoint, Pam held senior management roles at leading IT consulting firms and was the CIO at Mid-America HealthNet. Her academic credentials include an MBA from the University of Kansas and a BA in Computer Information Systems, graduating cum laude from Ottawa University. She is also a Project Management Professional (PMP), certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Steve SchneidermanVice President, Payer Technology
Steven has over 20 years of experience in the Healthcare industry leading Quality Assurance teams, overseeing Operations, implementing Core Payer Systems & Automation Solutions, and Managing Provider Delivery. His broad experience includes system and functional design, test data and environment management, system implementation, business best practices and optimization, and metrics. Prior to joining HighPoint, Steven was a Director of IT for United Health Group. Steven holds a Masters of Public Administration degree in Health Policy and Management from the Robert F Wagner School of Public Policy at New York University, as well as a Masters of the Arts in the Interdisciplinary Biological Science from Touro College, and a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Brandeis University.
Technology Services Leading Experts
Keith AnastasiInformatics Support
Keith is an Senior Level IT Program Manager with over 20 years experience managing large, complex IT Programs across multiple business verticals. Over the last 13 years, he has been exclusively working in the Life Science sector supporting all areas of Life Science IT where he specializes in IT PMO & IT Commercial processes and technologies. Most recently, Keith has been supporting emerging Pharmaceutical and Biotech companies with their IT Commercialization Planning and Delivery.
Keith also provides Operational Leadership over technical support organizations and develops processes to ensure integration across internal and external organizations.
Dan BrunettiVice President, End User Services
Dan brings 25 years of experience in life science IT services to his role at HighPoint Solutions as the VP of End User Services. Dan possesses a unique blend of global operational expertise, relationship management, and business development enabling him to develop and maintain efficient and effective solutions for our clients. Throughout his career, Dan has continuously evolved as a leader in the IT Services space having worked exclusively for life-science focused service providers servicing emerging biotech organizations as well as the world’s leading life science companies. His current responsibilities include oversight of operational teams in Service Desk, Depot, and Deskside Services, partnering with clients to assure service delivery and continuous improvement, P&L for End User Services, and catalyzing growth within the Outsourcing Practice at HighPoint Solutions.
Jeffery CatteauVice President, Business Intelligence
Jeff has over 14 years of experience information management services and products and 17 years of experience in consulting services, information services and business process outsourcing. His focus has largely been driving operational and analytic excellence through transformative information capabilities.
His expertise includes information-driven innovation, information-centric business strategy, organizational design, enterprise information architecture and economic impacts of disruptive information capabilities. Jeff has provided vision and leadership across industries in master data management, operational analytics, innovation portfolio management, innovative business and technical architectures, and end-to-end information management and governance. Jeff has supported clients such as Merck, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Daiichi-Sankyo, Bristol-Myers Squibb, TD Ameritrade, Citigroup, JC Penney and LexisNexis obtain organizational and innovation breakthroughs through the application of better information capabilities that allow facts and ideas to flourish at all organizational levels.
Aleksandra IlicVice President, Digital Transformation
Aleksandra has more than 15 years of comprehensive experience managing consulting implementations, leading technology solutions, and building customer excellence and governance programs focused on the Life Sciences industry. Her expertise includes spearheading global deployment initiatives, supporting development centers, business process engineering, BI/CRM/CLM strategy and roadmap execution, project and operational excellence, business development and relationship management for clients such as GlaxoSmithKline, Boehringer Ingelheim, Biogen, Allergan, Novartis, Takeda, Urgo, Celgene, and more.
Prior to joining HighPoint, Aleksandra was the Senior Vice President of Skura Corporation focusing on growing Customer Success organization for CLM and adaptive sales enablement Life Sciences SaaS customers overseeing Account Management, Professional Services, and Technical Support. Aleksandra holds a BMath in Computer Science, Software Engineering Option and Combinatorics & Optimization Minor from University of Waterloo, Canada.
Ashwin KumarDirector, CRM Support Services
Ashwin is the Director of CRM Support Services focusing on Outsourcing and Implementation Solutions across the board for Veeva and Salesforce.com. Ashwin has over 12 years of experience in the CRM Industry and has worked on various CRM Platforms like Siebel, Oracle CRM on Demand, Microsoft Dynamics, Veeva CRM and Salesforce.com in the Life Sciences and Medical industry. Prior to joining HighPoint, Ashwin has worked in designing and providing solutions for Global/Regional Implementation of CRM for multi-national Pharmaceutical companies. Ashwin holds a MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Michigan University.
Eric LettsVice President, Master Data Management
Eric has more than 20 years of experience delivering innovative master data management (MDM) solutions for life sciences companies. His experience includes architecting MDM solutions for customer relationship management, sales order management, contracts and pricing, and research and development.
Prior to joining HighPoint, Eric led the MDM practice at Computer Science Corporation, where he architected a solution for customer, global product, and sales alignment masters that won Gartner’s Worldwide Award for MDM excellence. His academic credentials include an MBA in Finance and International Business from New York University and a BS in Computer Science and Information Systems from Susquehanna University.
Paul NelsonDirector, Program Management Office
Paul uses his industry knowledge, team leadership skills and industry/functional group best practices to help clients improve and implement processes, evaluate and understand how to get the most from emerging technologies, create business relevant, value driven efficiency and manage these large and small initiatives. He has worked recently delivering projects in IT, Program Management and PMO Establishment, Clinical Operations, Marketing, Medical Affairs, and Finance.
Paul believes how you deliver is equally important to successfully delivering. Maintaining and building lasting relationships with his clients has earned him consistent requests to return, as well as mutual respect between peers and colleagues both internally and externally.
Bret PianoVice President, Strategy & Analytics
With over 20 years of experience in the life sciences industry; Bret’s focus is to provide creative solutions to sales and marketing problems. He leverages his skills in technology (solution development), advanced analytics and effective listening skills to develop the valuable solutions in an efficient manner.
Specialties include Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing, Analytics, Targeting, Competitive analysis, executive management, Software Development, Web Solutions, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Geospatial Analytics, Mapping, Sales Territory Alignments, and Sales Operations.
Sal RaietaSenior Director, Cloud Services
As a Senior Director of Cloud Services, Sal brings a broad background of IT experience in Private and Public Cloud Solutions. He is responsible for server and storage operations, network engineering, application support, data center operations, and the 24×7 Operations Center.
Sal has spent the past eighteen years at HighPoint in various capacities; he started his career as a System Engineer and then moved into management. From Engineer to Senior Director, he has worked with all areas of HighPoint and their customers providing a high level of service.
Chris RobertsSenior Director, Salesforce
Chris Roberts is an accomplished IT professional with deep experience in Salesforce.com solution design & implementation across retail, manufacturing, high tech, financial services and healthcare industries with attention to strategy, solution architecture, project planning, agile/lean development methods, release management and ongoing success management.
Joe ShramekDirector, IT Transformation
Joe has over 10 years of experience in the Health and Life Sciences industry delivering solutions in Managed Services, Hosting, ERP, SharePoint, LMS, HRIS as well as other custom solutions. His experience includes system solutions and design, project management, program management and delivery management.
Prior to joining HighPoint, Joe was a Delivery Manager for Accenture, working in the Order to Cash area in implementing large ERP solutions. He also worked as a Cutover Lead and Business Analyst. Joe holds an MBA with a concentration in Information Technology in addition to Bachelors degrees in Communications and Psychology from Rutgers University.