Founder and CEO
Susan founded The NemetzGroup in late 2003 to help clients balance the entrepreneurial spirit of breakthrough innovations with the need for discipline and process to maximize the potential of their technology and company. Susan has spent over three decades as a life sciences senior executive. Her many industry accomplishments 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. Susan's commitment to mentoring the next generation of leaders is apparent in her dedication to clients and her leadership of The NemetzGroup.
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.
Lori has several years of industry experience in oncology and global marketing, and has successfully launched many drugs. She recently joined The NemetzGroup from a global executive role at a commercial stage biotech company. Her expertise includes new product planning, life cycle 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.
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.
Jennifer's executive level industry and consulting experience includes new product planning, brand strategy, global launch planning, and program/portfolio management across a broad range of therapeutic areas including hematology, cardiovascular, neurology, and immune-mediated diseases. Jennifer has country management experience outside the U.S. and led several market insight projects in previous consultancy work. Jennifer is able to help clients across the commercialization spectrum from identifying market opportunities and prioritizing indications to commercialization strategy and life cycle management. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology and a Master's degree in Virology. Jennifer has been working with The NemetzGroup since 2014.
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.
Sarah joined The NemetzGroup in early 2019 with over thirty years of diverse experience in early strategic development, marketing, medical affairs, and consulting. She has contributed her considerable insight to emerging start-ups, as well as established biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Sarah has worked in a wide range of therapeutic areas including virology, liver disease, rare/orphan diseases, autoimmune, oncology, cardiology, and neurology.
Sarah brings to clients her scientific aptitude and analytical skills; she can translate highly scientific data into easy to understand marketing messages on the one hand and speak with global thought leaders at a high level on the other. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry. In her free time, she enjoys rowing on the Charles River and windsurfing. Sarah also volunteers in the adaptive program at Community Rowing.
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.
Kristin has several years of life sciences and healthcare professional experience and brings depth in the payer landscape that is critical to commercializing drugs in today's market. She is an excellent project manager across disciplines as she has worked in primary market research, managed care, reimbursement consulting, health care policy, and medical device and drug development. Kristin is our market access strategist and she often helps clients gain perspective on payer strategy development and value proposition creation. Kristin joined The NemetzGroup in early 2014.
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 engagements, she led a launch initiative for an oncology drug and has played a key integrator role on an anti-infective focused scientific affairs team. 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.
Digital Media Expert
Vicki has built her career around creating stunning graphic design solutions. Her experience includes designing high impact slide decks, mechanism of action illustrations, and figures for scientific publications. She combines graphic design with her formal training as a biomedical artist resulting in eye-catching imagery that communicates the project objectives. Her accomplishments include developing corporate roadshows for her clients and multiple illustrations published in scientific journals. In addition to an undergraduate degree in Theatre Design, Vicki has earned several professional certificates. Vicki joined The NemetzGroup in 2009.
Finance and Operations
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.
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 intermittently since 2004. Earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing, her early career as a registered nurse at an urban trauma center provided a strong clinical and patient-centered foundation.