Our Team

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“The types of people GAC is able to recruit is really, really impressive.”

– Senior Director of Corporate Strategy,
Public Biotech

“They have the horsepower, intelligence and subject matter expertise.”

– Chief Transformation Officer,
Academic Medical Center

Our Team

As founder of GAC, Lisa Giles is keenly aware that the work we do requires powerful talent.  Our network of consultants are accomplished executives, advisors and analysts who each bring an average 25+ years of life science industry experience. Your project team is always drawn from these highly respected professionals, rather than a constantly changing group of eager, but junior-level, consultants.

Below are just a few members of our talented team.

Lisa Giles

Lisa Giles

Lisa founded GAC in 2000 after a distinguished career holding executive positions in pharmaceutical, diagnostic companies and consulting firms. When not working, Lisa is an avid tennis player, enjoys the out of doors whether cycling, hiking, gardening or painting.

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Aimee Berner, MA

Aimee Berner, MA

Emphasis on commercial strategy, competitive and market assessment, product opportunity assessment, market research and analytics, and product launch planning across all pharmaceutical and healthcare channels. Aimee is an avid gardener and enjoys hiking and water sports.

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Arun Bhatia, MS, MBA

Arun Bhatia, MS, MBA

Focus on early stage product and new venture development, strategic marketing and business case development, life science innovation strategies & processes, and venture investment. Arun enjoys exploring nature, culinary experimentations, and photography.

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Susanne Chakravarty

Susanne Chakravarty

Extensive experience in assessing growth opportunities and developing business strategies in the diagnostics, life science and healthcare provider space. Outside of work, Susanne has a passion for reading, loves to play tennis and explore nature with her family.

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David Cooper, PhD, MD

David Cooper, PhD, MD

A scientific, technical and medical strategy executive in diagnostics, pharma, biotech and life sciences. Managed administration, science and medicine projects for R&D, operations, business regulatory affairs and business development. David enjoys swimming, tennis golf, listening to R&B, and video chatting with family.

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Linda Hedenberg, MBA

Linda Hedenberg, MBA

Focus on operations, implementation and business planning in a variety of setting including academic health systems, non-profits, and entrepreneurial enterprises. In her free time, Linda enjoys hiking, cooking, and travel.

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Phillip Henkels

Phillip Henkels

Business analyst with a strong interest in data science, programming and utilizing software for business intelligence. Performs complex financial and scenario modeling. When not working, Phillip enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and young daughter.

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Robert Hollar, MS

Robert Hollar, MS

Focus on scientific and technology assessments, advanced analytics and interpretation. Adept at designing modeling tools, decision algorithms and financial forecasting for innovative products, as well as providing technology optimization strategic plans. After work, Bob enjoys tennis, remodeling, and growing tomatoes.

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Gayle Kirkpatrick, PharmD, MBA

Gayle Kirkpatrick, PharmD, MBA

Accomplished business development & licensing professional and company advisor with 25+ years of experience in Fortune 100 health corporations, start-up biotech companies and major academic research institutions. Lecturer at the University of Chicago. Gayle enjoys adventure travel, photography, music, wine and cooking.

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Susan Pinkus, MBA

Susan Pinkus, MBA

Experienced in complex life science secondary research and deep analysis with high-level synthesis across technologies and therapeutic markets. Susan spends her free time reading, going for long walks, doing yoga and volunteering with College Bound Opportunities Mentoring Program.

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Jim Stolzenbach, PhD

Jim Stolzenbach, PhD

Focus on biologic and small molecule drug development, medical affairs, and business development, emphasizing translational clinical strategies and personalized medicine from a global based perspective. Jim enjoys mentoring students and his hobby of photography.

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Claire Thom, PharmD

Claire Thom, PharmD

Experienced pharmaceutical executive with experience across a wide range of functional areas including drug development, new product and portfolio planning and marketing. Claire spends her free time in her garden, bicycling and volunteering.

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Ivy Blossom

Ivy Blossom

Chief Barketing Officer

Specialist in sniffing out problems and tracking flying objects. When not at work she loves long walks, treats and diligently patrolling for all types of critters.

Join our Vision

Giles & Associates Consultancy has built a global network of highly experienced and accomplished consultants, and we continually seek to engage additional talented, results-driven professionals – people who share our vision and can help our clients make the most of innovations and market opportunities in the healthcare industry.

Please contact us at info@gilesaa.com for more information about any of our open positions and internship opportunities.