Coeus Consulting Group, a leading boutique life science consulting firm, today announced it has hired two executives to help grow and manage the company’s enhanced market access offerings. Kim Gwiadzdinski joins Coeus as the Vice President of Outcomes & Value Based Contracting and Dr. Neil Minkoff joins as Chief Medical Officer.
Gwiadzdinski brings more than 20 years of direct market access experience holding key strategic positions at large national payers including Prime Therapeutics and Cigna. In her previous roles, Kim was responsible for driving the strategy and implementing both traditional and value-based agreements designed to lower overall costs. Kim’s experience spans beyond the payer world as she has also worked for industry leading pharmaceutical companies Merck, AstraZeneca and NovoNordisk, leading their efforts in pricing and contracting, commercial innovation, affordability, and population health.
Dr. Minkoff brings more than 20 years of market access experience serving across a variety of roles in several companies. His previous employer experience includes serving as the Medical Director for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Associate Medical Director of Partners Community Healthcare, Co-Chair of Medical Management and of P&T for the CareGroup Network, Medical Director for Waltham Hospital and Commissioner of the Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission. In addition to his other work, Neil was Chief Medical Officer for a small company working on patient data where he helped develop the PRO Portal for capturing self-reported patient outcomes and clinical information to measure real-world experience.
“Coeus welcomes both Kim and Neil, two widely respected and highly regarded medical and pharmaceutical professionals, and we’re excited at the value and insights they will bring to our internal team and clients,” said Marc Hixson, CEO of Coeus. “They are a key reinforcing step in the company’s overall mission to bring executive-level consulting expertise to every client engagement. Our clients’ primary goal is to ensure that all appropriate patients have access to the most effective and innovative therapies available and Kim and Neil’s addition to Coeus considerably advances that cause.”
About Coeus Consulting Group
Founded in 2009, Coeus Consulting Group is a boutique life science market access consulting firm supporting pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and payors in the U.S. The company creates tailored, evidence-based solutions that drive business strategy and impacts their clients bottom lines. To learn more about Coeus and the company’s offerings, visit www.coeusconsultinggroup.com.