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Brendan O’Grady/Teva North American Commercial

Brendan O’Grady is seen as an industry thought leader in market access, patient services, and commercial strategies and has spoken at industry symposia and conferences on these topics. O’Grady was appointed Executive Vice President & Head for Teva North America Commercial in November 2017. Prior to his appointment, he served as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for Teva Pharmaceutical’s Global Specialty Medicine division and the interim head of Teva’s European Specialty business.

Previously, O’Grady held the positions of President & CEO of North America Generic Medicines and Vice President and Head of U.S. Market Access & Patient Services for Teva’s U.S. specialty business, which included their internal specialty pharmacy. In that capacity, he was responsible for access within all third party payer segments to include commercial, Medicaid, Medicare, federal, and specialty pharmacy, as well as public and private exchanges, and proactively worked with payers in the development of innovative access strategies for Teva’s branded medicines. He was also accountable for the development and execution of the many patient assistance and engagement programs focused on optimizing the patient experience and improving outcomes. He has 28 years of pharmaceutical industry experience.

O’Grady has also been a guest lecturer at Rutgers University’s pharmaceutical MBA program on the topic of specialty pharmacy distribution. He is a current member of the board of directors and the compensation committee chair for American Well, a leading U.S.-based telemedicine company.

Prior to joining Teva, O’Grady spent 10 years with Sanofi predecessor companies in a variety of commercial and medical affairs roles that began in field sales. He received his B.S. from Geneseo State University (SUNY Geneseo in Geneseo, NY) in Management Science/Marketing and holds an M.B.A. from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas.

“My heritage has been an underpinning of my pride in who I am and what I stand for, which has been unwavering throughout my career. I associate my work ethic, passion, and dedication to my lineage as a proud Irish American. These traits  have been invaluable to my commitment to a company with a goal of helping patients live better days.” ♦