Chief Commercial Officer
Sharon Clarke brings more than 20 years of deep industry experience and accomplishments to her role as Chief Commercial Officer of Zensights. Sharon specializes in building and leading commercial organizations in highly competitive, cost-sensitive markets. She rose through the ranks of Sales, Sales Operations and Marketing management before becoming the President and General Manager of MEDA US, an affiliate of a Swedish pharmaceutical company. In that role, Sharon led the US division to increased revenue and record profitability while launching four products in the highly competitive respiratory and pain therapeutic markets.
Capitalizing on the unmet need in the marketplace for strategic advisors with strong C-suite level experience, Sharon founded Patriot Advisors, a business consulting firm that brought best practices to small pharma organizations seeking to develop efficient, cost-effective commercial organizations. She advised emerging biotechnology companies and established global pharmaceutical companies who were looking to optimize organizational effectiveness and develop leadership at all levels of their organizations.
For the past 4 years, Sharon has led Commercial Operations for emerging pharmaceutical companies – building their initial commercial teams and operational infrastructure, and leading launches of both pain and neurology products. Critical elements of these roles included finding exceptional vendors and forging strategic partnerships that created value and provided high-quality services at price points consistent with the constraints of emerging organizations.
In addition to her work at Zensights, Sharon is active in her community and serves on two Boards. She is a member of the Board of Directors for JDP Therapeutics, a privately held, clinical Phase 3 stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing small molecule therapeutics to treat life-threatening diseases. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees (President’s Circle) of East Tennessee State University, from which she was graduated magna cum laude with degrees in Microbiology and Chemistry.
Sharon lives in Robbinsville, New Jersey. She and her husband have 3 children and enjoy spending their time with family, exercise and watching their favorite sporting events.
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