Our Unique Approach
Whether it is an extended partnership or a single engagement, our flexible model allows us to adapt to the evolving needs of our clients.
By connecting the right expertise with each project, we are optimally and efficiently poised
to help achieve goals.
We serve as a catalyst to life sciences companies, helping them define their corporate strategy in the context of growing a product from early stage development through mature product marketing. By seamlessly integrating with client teams, we are able to fully understand the essence of our clients’ culture and how to organize and manage the work to best align with their unique values.
Our team understands the detailed analytical process of commercialization planning and has the tools and skills to recommend the optimal capability build while ensuring alignment with company vision. We help our clients articulate the value proposition for their product and create the infrastructure that leads to a successful launch.
Operating in this complex industry and navigating its nuances can be challenging. We partner with our clients to provide perspective and mentoring that supports leadership and improves strategic and operational decision-making. As experienced industry professionals, we help foster the skills necessary to achieve success as clients navigate product lifecycle management.
We truly connect with our clients and seamlessly leverage industry experience to deliver the right support at the right time.
Our team has a breadth and depth of expertise that enables us to provide cross-functional counsel to our clients at all phases of the product lifecycle.
Opportunity Assessment and Due Diligence
Our team is well-versed in the competitive marketplace. From supporting the analysis of acquisitions to indication prioritization, we conduct targeted market research and build forecast models to assist clients’ decision-making.
New Product Planning and Brand Strategy
We are experts in helping to define product strategy and create an actionable brand plan. Whether a high-level market snapshot or a detailed market assessment, we help our clients understand the commercial implications of development decisions.
Commercialization Strategy and Launch Support
We know how to bring medicines to market. We help chart out the critical commercial development activities over time and in alignment with the clinical development plan, key milestones, and product commercialization objectives, to bring our clients’ products to patients.
Medical Affairs Planning and Execution
We optimize the valuable connection between clinical research and commercial teams. From defining scientific strategy and defining publication and congress plans to collaborating with field medical teams on territory strategy and KOL mapping, our consultants are adept at building and optimizing core aspects of medical affairs organizations.
Workshop Facilitation and Organizational Support
We strive to take workshops and brainstorming sessions to a higher level. Our goal is to help enhance engagement and achieve consensus. Through insight gathering and analysis, our team identifies unique organizational needs and creates opportunities for collaboration to ensure momentum beyond a single workshop.
Our dedicated team of experts is comprised of consultants with unique expertise spanning multiple functional areas.
meet our team
Our consultants have extensive life sciences and consulting firm experience which allows them to anticipate client needs and formulate actionable solutions.
Susan NemetzFounder and CEO
Marnie HoolahanManaging Director
Cynthia DevallChief Operating Officer
Colleen MooreExecutive Consultant
Lori HorvatSenior Consultant
Meighan RockSenior Consultant
Liz TufoSenior Consultant
Jim WhalenSenior Consultant
Ray Mankoski, MD, PhDConsultant
Jill CurialeFinance/Operations Director
Donna FoggFinance/Operations Manager
Ellen KeaneMarketing and Communications
Founder and CEO
Sue founded The NemetzGroup in late 2003 to help clients balance the entrepreneurial spirit of breakthrough innovations with the need for discipline and process to achieve the maximum potential of their technology, team, and company. In 2018, she built upon her history of innovating for biopharma companies by founding Corval, a SaaS platform that enables early- to mid-stage companies to free themselves from the fragmented commercialization planning process and create a strategic roadmap that is completely aligned with the company, product, and vision. Today, Sue serves as CEO of both The NemetzGroup and Corval. Sue has spent over three decades as a senior executive working in the life sciences sector. Her industry accomplishments are many and include creating international operating strategies for the launch of a novel cancer therapy and successfully integrating two distinct therapeutic and imaging organizations into a cohesive cardiovascular franchise. Her commitment to mentoring the next generation of leaders is apparent in her commitment to clients and hands-on leadership of The NemetzGroup and Corval.
Sue Nemetz is a member of the Life Science Cares Board of Advisors.
In early 2012, Marnie joined The NemetzGroup contributing more than two decades of pharmaceutical and biotechnology executive level experience in corporate strategy, market research, new product planning, and business development to our team and clients. Marnie is adept at creating a marketable commercial story as well as developing intricate forecast models for clients. She has versatility across a number of industry disciplines and therapeutic areas and the ability to help teams excel. Marnie earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and an MBA in Entrepreneurial Business and Finance.
Marnie Hoolahan is a member of the Life Science Cares Board of Advisors.
Chief Operating Officer
Cindy is a senior finance professional with experience creating financial, operational, and administrative structures critical to the growth of small companies. She has expertise advising companies on acquisitions, divestitures, shareholder value, and capital structure in the consumer product and retail industries. Following a Wall Street career that included three years in Belgium, Cindy has developed and directed organizational functions such as accounting, forecasting, benefits, payroll, and human resource policies for growing consultancy firms. She joined The NemetzGroup in 2012 and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.
Colleen brings considerable senior experience in marketing, strategy development, operations, and project management within the life sciences and high-tech industries. Colleen’s keen analytical skills, collaborative problem solving approach, and comprehensive exposure across therapeutic areas enable an interdisciplinary approach to the key questions of commercial and brand strategy. In addition, her expertise in commercialization mapping assists companies at all stages. Colleen received her Bachelor of Science in Finance and holds an MBA. She joined The NemetzGroup in 2005.
Lori has nearly 15 years of industry experience in oncology and global marketing and has successfully launched many drugs during her tenure. In 2016, Lori joined The NemetzGroup from a global executive role at a commercial-stage biotech company. Her expertise includes new product planning, lifecycle management, brand strategy and execution, business development, and asset valuation. Lori is a highly effective leader with skills that range the commercialization spectrum. Lori holds a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering, a Master of Science in Administration, and an MBA.
Meighan's fifteen plus years of industry experience includes new product planning, commercial assessment, business development, and global marketing strategy at a leading pharmaceutical company. She understands how to work with teams across the spectrum from clinical to market access to lifecycle management, both domestically and globally. In a recent engagement, she led a launch initiative for an oncology therapy and has played a key integrator role on a scientific affairs team focused on anti-infectives. Meighan's undergraduate degree is in Law and Public Policy. She also holds a Master of Library and Information Science. Meighan joined The NemetzGroup in 2015.
Liz brings over ten years of professional marketing experience to The NemetzGroup in her work with classic and digital communications firms whose life science clients straddle both the provider and manufacturer worlds. She joined The NemetzGroup in 2014 and has managed both strategic and tactical initiatives for clients including market research, brand planning, commercial mapping, messaging, and sales tool development. Liz is highly valued by clients for her ability to help them focus on critical priorities so that they can achieve their leadership objectives often including role definition and team operating principles. Liz holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications as well as an MBA.
Jim's broad industry and consulting background over twenty-five years includes product development strategy, new product and lifecycle planning, global product launches, and market analysis. Jim partners with clients ranging from emerging companies to global pharmaceutical firms, providing commercial strategy, brand planning, and market research support. His considerable knowledge of oncology, orphan diseases, and specialty markets plus his ability to facilitate engaging workshops has made Jim a valued asset for our clients since he joined in 2011. Jim has an undergraduate degree in Biological Science with a minor in Chemistry.
Marianne has over twenty years of industry experience with expertise across a range of sales, marketing, and commercial operations at top pharmaceutical companies, involving numerous therapeutic areas including oncology, virology, and respiratory disease.
With a collaborative style and focus on results, she is skilled at bringing cross-functional teams together and directing the effort through the critical phases of commercialization, including launch strategy, tactical planning and execution, and field deployment. Most recently, Marianne was instrumental in helping two emerging biotech companies through successful high-profile inaugural product launches.
Marianne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, is a long-time member of Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, and spends time lending a hand to healthcare-related social benefit organizations.
Victor brings to The NemetzGroup over three decades of commercial and entrepreneurial experience spanning multiple industries and a diverse range of global and US functions. For the past 15+ years, he has led biopharma organizations in building and delivering commercial capabilities to ensure that every appropriate patient has access to life-changing medicines. His expertise includes brand strategy, brand operational planning, business insight and analytics, forecasting, lifecycle management, business development, program management, sales operations, and advanced analytics. With this expertise and experience across numerous product launches and therapeutic areas (oncology, GI, rare disease, diabetes, respiratory, and CNS), Victor helps organizations maximize brand value by realizing best-in-class launch and post-launch growth strategy and execution. Victor holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.
Ray Mankoski, MD, PhD
Ray joins The NemetzGroup as an enthusiastic and strategic medical affairs leader with a 13-year career spanning big pharma and small biotech in US- and Global-focused roles. Ray began his career at BMS and has subsequently led the development of strategic medical affairs plans and activities for launches of multiple therapies to treat both rare and common conditions, utilizing his therapeutic area expertise in oncology, rare disease, pediatrics, and neuropsychiatry. As part of his training and within the pharmaceutical industry, he has hands-on interventional and observational research experience and successful engagements with health authorities and health technology assessors. Most recently, Ray built two medical affairs organizations from the ground up, establishing and overseeing multiple critical functions including medical/scientific communications, key opinion leader engagement and field medical science liaisons (MSLs), health economics and outcomes research, preapproval access programs, investigator initiated studies, and medical information. Ray received his MD from Tufts University School of Medicine and his PhD in Genetics from the Tufts School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences.
Kristin joins The NemetzGroup as an accomplished, results-oriented, and strategic commercial leader with almost two decades of diverse pharmaceutical experience. Her expertise includes sales, operations, lifecycle management, brand strategy and execution, and business development. She has US and global experience across numerous therapeutic areas in both broad spectrum and rare diseases. She has managed portfolios from launch through authorized generics and appreciates the need for a long-term, proactive approach to lifecycle management. Kristin is a hands-on team leader and inspiring motivator with excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills. She holds a BA in Economics from Boston College and an MBA in Finance from Villanova University. She joined The NemetzGroup in 2020.
Jill brings over a decade of finance and operations experience in the biotechnology industry, working on financial management, reporting, and accounting operations across the public and private markets. She has expertise in financial operations, system integrations, and managing shareholder equity.
Prior to joining The NemetzGroup, Jill was Associate Director of Finance at Oncorus, Inc., where she was focused on scaling the financial operations and aiding public company readiness and IPO-directed efforts. Prior to Oncorus, she also served in accounting roles at Merrimack Pharmaceuticals.
Jill holds an MBA from Northeastern University and a BS in Business Administration from Suffolk University.
Donna joined the NemetzGroup in 2017 after spending 15 years organizing and maintaining the business for a Financial Advisor. Prior experience includes working in the finance department of a manufacturing company responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll. As Finance and Operations Manager, Donna assists the finance and accounting team while also supporting The NemetzGroup on various internal and external client projects. Her positive, can-do spirit and ability to work cross-functionally makes her a strong team member. Donna received a Paralegal Degree and an Accounting Certificate.
Marketing and Communications
Ellen brings to The NemetzGroup three decades of commercial experience in brand strategy, product launch planning and execution, medical education, and senior leadership with biotechnology and specialty pharmaceutical companies. She has created and driven strategic business plans spanning multiple therapeutic areas and developed high-performing teams to consistently achieve positive financial results. Ellen has contributed her organizational build, planning and commercialization skills to The NemetzGroup since 2013. Earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Nursing, her early career as a registered nurse at an urban trauma center provided a strong clinical and patient-centered foundation.
The NemetzGroup is committed to supporting Life Science Cares in its mission to end poverty in the greater Boston community through survival, sustainability, and education.
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