Rick Wright Joins Navigant's Healthcare Practice
CHICAGO, Jan 13, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Navigant announced today that Rick Wright has joined its Healthcare practice as a Managing Director with the Life Sciences team. He brings significant experience in the Life Sciences Pharmaceutical sector, and is accomplished in leading diverse, high performing teams within the biopharmaceutical industry. Wright will be based in Princeton, New Jersey.
"I am delighted about the addition Rick's expertise will bring to our Life Sciences team," stated Dave Zito, Managing Director and head of Navigant's Healthcare Practice. "His leadership experience, spanning R&D, new product development, licensing and commercialization, and sales and marketing, will significantly support our efforts to broaden our capabilities in immunology and oncology, where Rick is especially knowledgeable. Rick's specific expertise in the areas of transplant, rheumatoid arthritis, immunological disorders and biotechnology uniquely complement our existing capabilities."
Prior to joining Navigant, Wright held several senior roles at Bristol-Myers Squibb including Senior Vice President of the U.S. Immunology business unit and Vice President and Disease Area Lead for Immunology Global Marketing. He began his career at Sandoz, where he led scientific research related to the development of novel inhibitors discovery of inflammation, inhibition of tumor-induced angiogenesis, induction of immune tolerance and preventing rejection of transplanted organs.
"I look forward to building robust capabilities in immunology and oncology within Navigant as these are two of the fastest growing disease areas of focus due to increasing use of targeted therapies," said Wright. "Navigant is also well positioned to be a trusted advisor in new service offerings in the areas of R&D and Medical Affairs functions within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology spaces."
For more information about Navigant's Healthcare Practice, please visit www.navigantconsulting.com/healthcare.
Navigant (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. Through senior level engagement with clients, Navigant professionals combine technical expertise in Disputes and Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory and Management Consulting, with business pragmatism in the highly regulated Construction, Energy, Financial Services and Healthcare industries to support clients in addressing their most critical business needs. More information about Navigant at www.navigantconsulting.com.
SOURCE: Navigant Consulting, Inc.
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