ABOUT USMeet Prescient
At Prescient, science is at the core of everything we do.
We are a product and portfolio strategy partner that specializes in turning the science of molecules into optimal patient outcomes and client value.
To us, the life sciences are more than a profession. They’re our passion.
Across therapeutic areas, we combine deep subject matter expertise, specialized experience and a focus on shaping clinical development and commercialization strategies to build client confidence quickly and provide context into how markets and competitors are evolving.
Founded in 2007, Prescient is a partner with global reach and specialized capabilities, with six offices across three continents. We work with 22 of the top 25 biopharmaceutical companies, the fastest-growing mid-caps and cutting-edge emerging biotechs, including some of the biggest and most innovative brands.
More than 80% of our employees hold advanced degrees and deliver impressive depth of therapeutic, clinical and commercial expertise, a wealth of relevant experience and knowledge of best practice and common pitfalls.
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Collaborate with a Proven and Trusted Partner
Our average partnerships with product teams last more than five years. Prescient adapts to you as your needs change – from molecule to product, product to brand, and brand to the realization of your commercial goals.
We believe that the respect and trust of our clients must be continuously earned. We strive to achieve this by collectively challenging and supporting each other to be the best we can and by individually taking ownership, being accountable and making a difference.
Our work is truly global, with about 65% of our engagements being focused on the mature markets of North America, Europe and Japan. The remaining 35% of our work is concentrated on helping clients realize opportunities in the emerging markets of APAC, LATAM and EMEA.
We support innovative products in oncology, hematology, immunology, respiratory disease, cardiology and metabolic disease, neurosciences and infectious diseases. We are heavily involved in biosimilars, generics, vaccines and rare diseases.
Meet Our Leadership
Jamie is our CEO and a career consultant, having spent more than 20 years growing and managing pharmaceutical-focused insight and advisory firms. In 2007, he became managing director of a global competitive strategy firm and led the company’s transition from an industry generalist to a biopharmaceutical specialist. He rebranded the company to Prescient in 2010, led a management buyout in 2014 and the investment by Baird Capital in 2017. Jamie remains actively involved with our clients, mainly focusing on brand planning, mature brand strategies and strategy workshops.
Rakesh is the President of our EMEA and APAC businesses. After earning a degree in veterinary medicine, he completed his Master’s and doctoral degrees in immunology at Imperial College, School of Medicine, London. He was then recruited by oncology biotech firm Antisoma, which specialized in the development and out-licensing of monoclonal antibodies. He joined Prescient in 2007. His renowned expertise in the development and commercialization of biologics makes him an extremely valuable asset to our oncology, immunology and biosimilar clients.
Paul oversees our business activities in North America. Since completing his PhD in chemistry at Stony Brook University, he has spent more than 20 years providing guidance and support to the healthcare industry. He has held leadership roles at various consulting firms, including Deloitte and Quintiles, that engage with biopharmaceutical and medical technology companies in nearly all functional areas, including sales, marketing, medical affairs, business development and supply chain. Paul’s focus at Prescient is helping our clients achieve and sustain peak commercialization targets across a wide range of therapy areas.
Swati is Managing Director of our sizable India-based business. She has an MSc in biotechnology and pharmacology, and an MBA from the University of Sheffield. After joining us in London in 2008, she moved to India in 2010 to open our New Delhi office, which she has built into a critical part of our business. During her time with Prescient, she has consulted across a wide range of therapy areas and been actively involved in client engagements. In the past four years, she has specialized in mature brand planning and launching specialty products in the APAC region.
Nick, our COO, joined Prescient in 2010. After studying engineering, he held various positions focused on business improvement, mainly in the construction industry. He has worked in many parts of the world, establishing and embedding businesses into local markets. At Prescient, he holds overall responsibility for our operations and infrastructure and has been instrumental in setting up the departments, processes and procedures required to support a growing business.
Victoria is a Vice President and our Chief Human Resources Officer. She has a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in economics from Nottingham Trent University, as well as several accounting and human resources certifications. Victoria spent more than 20 years in senior leadership positions at KPMG across Europe and Asia, where she developed extensive experience and a proven ability to implement change in complex and cross-cultural environments. At Prescient, her role involves working with senior stakeholders to effectively prioritize and execute the people activities needed to achieve defined strategic objectives.
Debasish is a Vice President and leads our Advisory business. He started his career as a licensed medical practitioner and holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. After a brief stint at P&G, he made the move to strategy consulting, and then spent ten years at Bain & Company, where he was a leader in the healthcare practice. Debasish has extensive international experience advising biopharma clients on value creation through corporate, business unit, disease area and product-focused strategies.
Andrew joined our team in 2012 after holding finance director positions in marketing services companies such as Publicis and Gyro. He is a qualified chartered accountant and holds an honors degree in accountancy from Dundee University. He manages Prescient’s finances and is the company secretary. He was heavily involved in setting up the shared resources service center in the UK and arranging Prescient’s de-merger/MBO in 2014.
Nick serves as the Chairman of Prescient’s Board of Directors. He holds a degree in physiological sciences from The Queen’s College, University of Oxford, and completed his training in clinical medicine (BM, BCh) at Green College (now Green Templeton College), University of Oxford. Nick practiced in the areas of cardiology and general surgery before joining Andersen Consulting (now known as Accenture), eventually becoming the global leader of Accenture’s pharmaceutical R&D business during his 18-year tenure. In 2005, he founded Kinapse to provide consulting and outsourcing services to the pharmaceutical industry. Nick served as Kinapse’s Chairman until the company was sold to HgCapital in early 2016.
Andrew, one of our non-executive board members, has close to 25 years’ experience in the private equity industry. He started his professional career at Price Waterhouse in 1986, where he qualified as a chartered accountant before moving into a corporate finance role. He joined North of England Ventures in 1993 to manage a regional investment fund before moving to Granville, subsequently Baird Capital Partners, in 1996. At Baird, he is responsible for investment activities in the UK with a particular focus on the business services and healthcare sectors and has held directorships in a large range of companies across these sectors.
Michael sits on our board of directors. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in chemistry from the University of Bristol, where he graduated with First Class Honours. Michael began his career as a chemist working at GlaxoSmithKline and Synairgen. He then joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in its Transaction Services Team before spending time in Investment Banking at Spectrum Corporate Finance. Michael joined Baird Capital in 2014 and has a particular focus on technology and service-based businesses. During his time at Baird, Michael has spent time working in both London and Chicago. Michael is a chartered accountant.
Nader serves on Prescient’s Board as a Non-Executive Director. He has a BA from Georgetown University. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Campbell Alliance, where he oversaw all of the firm’s business units to ensure its continued growth, commitment to client service, development of new service lines and geographic expansion. Nader is an expert in developing and implementing business strategy, process improvement and business development solutions for clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
Kevin is the Managing Director in our Advisory business and leads our Boston office. He earned his BSc in neuroscience and economics from Brown University and has since worked in life sciences and biopharma strategy consulting, spending the better part of a decade at ClearView Healthcare Partners prior to joining Prescient. Kevin has led multiple engagements across a range of therapeutic areas and geographies. He is experienced in target product profile development and evaluation, therapeutic area and indication prioritization, competitive strategy, opportunity assessment, due diligence, life cycle management and clinical development strategy. At Prescient, Kevin ensures client satisfaction through high-quality, tailored and targeted recommendations.
Harminder is an Associate Vice President and has been delivering high-impact projects to our clients since 2010. He has an MS degree in chemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BPharm degree from Panjab University. He is also a registered pharmacist. Before joining Prescient, he worked in pharmaceutical product manufacturing, regulatory and corporate departments. At Prescient, Harminder has focused on analyzing competitors and market scenarios for biosimilar, generic and novel products. He has also worked at building client relationships and motivating teams to better serve client needs.
Courtney, our Associate Vice President of Operations, joined Prescient in 2012. After earning a master’s degree in Spanish translation, she pursued a job opportunity in Bogotá, Colombia, where she translated medical, legal and technical texts and designed an assessment program to monitor the quality of her fellow translators’ work. Courtney is responsible for various operational aspects of our business, including quality control, compliance and US resourcing.
Ben is an Vice President and supports both our East and West Coast clients in the US. He holds a BSc in biomedical sciences and an MSc in biomedical engineering, and gained eight years’ experience in biotech prior to joining Prescient in 2010. Ben has held progressively more senior roles at Prescient, which has given him a deep understanding of what is needed to build and motivate teams that deliver results with a high degree of client satisfaction. Ben has also been closely involved in managing projects across multiple therapeutic areas, including oncology, immunology and biosimilars.
Mark is the Senior Vice President of our North American business. After completing a PhD in biochemistry at The Ohio State University, he spent more than 10 years running GSK’s competitive strategy function and 10 years as a key member of Covance’s executive strategy team. Mark engaged with Prescient throughout his tenure with GSK and Covance before joining us in 2013. He is responsible for establishing, solidifying and expanding client relationships by engaging with industry executives and bringing clarity to our solutions.
Aviral is an Vice President at Prescient. He completed his MBBS and MS degrees at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, India, and his MBA at IESE Business School, Spain. Aviral has developed a strategic understanding of both the clinical and commercial sides of the life sciences industry from working as a physician for eight years and holding strategic consultancy roles at GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals and Grail Research. Since joining Prescient in 2010, Aviral has examined all aspects of the product life cycle for companies developing biologics, biosimilars and generics, OTC medicines, vaccines and medical devices within CVMD, respiratory disease, gastroenterology, immunology, dermatology, neurology and ophthalmology.
Tarun is spearheading the development of InflexionRx. He obtained his Master’s degree in computer applications from M.B.M Engineering College, and has more than 18 years of experience in product management, enterprise application design and development and entrepreneurship. He has worked with small- to medium-sized technology start-ups and is an expert in product ideation, conceptualization, development from proof of concept to final product, and market releases. At Prescient, Tarun’s role involves leading and delivering a software platform that creates value for our clients and drives efficiencies within our project teams.
Jeanne is an Associate Vice President at Prescient. Prior to joining Prescient, she spent more than 25 years providing strategic insight and planning support to the biopharmaceutical industry. Jeanne has held leadership roles at various companies including EMD Serono and Genzyme. She brings a depth of biopharma experience in brand and strategic planning, indication prioritization, competitive intelligence, workshop design and facilitation, and integration of multiple external perspectives to inform decision-making. At Prescient, Jeanne will leverage her expertise in rare diseases, multiple sclerosis, immunology, inflammatory diseases and fertility to grow and develop client relationships and lead client engagements.
Elisavet is a Vice Prescient and joined Prescient in 2008. She holds a PhD in molecular immunology and an MSc in medical genetics from Brunel University London, as well as a BSc in biology from the Royal Holloway University of London. As a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry, Elisavet has gained extensive experience in various aspects of drug development and commercialization, strategic marketing and life cycle management, providing critical analysis and recommendations to brand teams supporting new and existing products in oncology, malignant and non-malignant hematology, vaccines, rare diseases and other areas. Elisavet uses her expertise in evidence gathering to identify key unmet needs, gaps in strategy, opportunities for differentiation and potential threats.
Anthony is one of the longest-serving members of our team. He earned his PhD in pharmacology before becoming a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Southampton. From there, he joined the world of healthcare market research, working for the likes of MMR International, IMS Health and NOP World (now GfK). He has consulted across the therapeutic spectrum and throughout the product life cycle but particularly enjoys developing clinical strategies within oncology, infectious disease and cardio-metabolic diseases.
Amrit has been with Prescient since 2011 and specializes in oncology and hematology. He holds a master’s degree in biotechnology from the University of Pennsylvania. He leads client engagements in Europe and the US. His versatile experience in multiple engagement types and expertise enables him to deliver exceptional services to Prescient’s clients.
Katy is an Associate Director in our Advisory business. Since earning her master’s of bioscience degree from Keck Graduate Institute, she has acquired several years of life science management consulting experience advising clients on brand, commercialization and corporate portfolio strategy engagements. She has focused on late-stage, pre-launch assets across disease areas including oncology, hematology, dermatology and rare diseases. Katy’s focus at Prescient is on driving the growth of the Advisory team by ensuring engagements are of high quality, expanding Prescient Advisory’s presence and supporting team professional development.
Peter is one of our Directors and works across our Advisory and Intelligence & Insight business units. After earning a degree in life sciences, he gained a first-class master’s degree in business at Edinburgh Napier University and a postgraduate qualification in health economics at Aberdeen University. Peter has held scientific, development and commercial leadership roles within the CRO, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries with Charles River Laboratories, Kyowa Kirin and Ablynx NV, respectively. He has been the Global Launch Director for two orphan drug monoclonal antibody launches, both for the treatment of rare diseases. At Prescient, Peter is responsible for leading successful Intelligence & Insight engagements, growing revenue within existing accounts and providing an expert understanding of the evolving EU biopharmaceutical market. In addition, Peter provides advisory expertise in commercial launch strategy, R&D portfolio and project management, pricing and market access, competitive strategy and opportunity assessment across various therapeutic areas including metabolic bone disease, oncology, hematology, pain management and men’s health.
Nadia joined the Prescient team as the US Financial Controller and HR Director. After earning her accounting degree, she developed financial expertise through working with high-end retail and luxury brands headquartered in New York City. While working in retail, Nadia was responsible for the financial reporting and oversight of nationally recognized brands with a presence across the country. The technical expertise and business acumen that she has acquired over the past 15 years have proven to be an invaluable asset to our organization.
Anuj is a Director at Prescient and works within our Intelligence & Insight business. He has a Bachelor’s degree in dental surgery and Master’s degree in business administration. Prior to joining Prescient, Anuj has held leadership roles across several advisory firms, where he helped global pharmaceutical companies launch drugs, define pricing strategies, optimize supply and distribution chains and re-engineer D2C campaigns and patient engagement strategies. He has authored multiple articles in reputed publications and has been featured in industry debates on leading television networks. At Prescient, Anuj leads our client engagements, by leveraging his broad experience and strategic mindset.
Jatin is a Director and has been with Prescient since 2014. He holds a master’s degree in biotechnology from the University of Manchester and he has worked within the pharmaceutical analysis divisions of major organizations such as Bloomberg. At Prescient, Jatin has directed several global projects while working across domains including immunology, oncology, hematology, neurology, nephrology, endocrinology, respiratory disease and biosimilars. He applies his broad experience and strategic mindset to a variety of engagement types ranging from intelligence-driven consultative projects to strategy development support.
Haroon is an Associate Director in our Advisory business based in London. He holds a doctorate in biochemical engineering from University College London, where he also gives guest lectures on the financial assessment and valuation of biotech start-ups. Prior to joining Prescient, Haroon worked in PwC’s M&A Advisory practice, supporting value creation within global pharma and healthcare deals. He joined PwC from PharmaVentures, a corporate advisory firm focused on the life sciences sector, where he worked on a wide range of transactions covering different disease areas and product types. At Prescient, Haroon is focused on driving the growth of our Advisory business while ensuring delivery of high-quality engagements and expansion of the team’s capabilities across corporate strategy synthesis, product valuation and business development.
Connie is one of our Directors and has led numerous key projects since joining Prescient in 2014. She holds a PhD in cell biology from Columbia University. Connie previously worked in South Korea as a lead analyst for the healthcare business sector at LG Corp and as a scientific reviewer for drug development projects at a government agency. Connie specializes in biosimilars, immunology and oncology.
Rob is a Director for the Prescient Intelligence & Insight business. He earned his MSc in biomedical engineering from Columbia University and his BASc in biomedical engineering from Bucknell University. He has over 10 years of experience in biopharmaceutical commercial strategy, market insights, data and analytics, business reporting and competitive intelligence. His market analysis has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Thomson Reuters. Before joining Prescient, Rob led diverse projects in strategy and intelligence for several biopharmaceutical companies including Juniper Pharma and Intarcia Therapeutics in various therapeutic areas, including oncology, women’s health, rare diseases and diabetes. At Prescient, Rob is responsible for driving the Intelligence & Insight team’s growth by ensuring engagements are of high quality, expanding Prescient’s presence in the greater Boston area and supporting team professional development.
Christina joined Prescient as our Director of Global Marketing and heads up all marketing and communications functions. After earning a master’s degree in pharmaceutical business, she pursued careers in both non-profit and commercial sectors. Her experience includes leading marketing strategy for global oncology teams, as well as regionally for the Americas and in emerging markets with Kantar’s Health Division. Christina is responsible for elevating the positioning and messaging of the Prescient brand through the development of strategic marketing programs and thought leadership initiatives.
Kallal is one of the longest-serving members of our India-based team. He has master’s and doctoral degrees in biotechnology, as well as a master’s degree in business administration. After holding various academic research posts in oncology, Kallal became a Lead Scientist at Connexios Life Sciences, where the focus of his group was to design in vitro and ex vivo assays reflecting human pathologies in type 2 diabetes mellitus and to test the efficacy of in-house drugs. Since joining Prescient in 2010, Kallal has managed new product and mature product brand planning projects in the areas of neurology, oncology, immunology and diabetes in both regulated and semi-regulated markets.
Emmanuel is a Director for the Prescient Intelligence & Insight business. He holds an MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and an MSc in immunology from the Medical University of South Carolina. He worked at University of Cincinnati Health for a year while conducting clinical and preclinical research focused on liquid tumors and molecular biology. He then co-founded a consulting firm to help integrate the use of technology into the practice of medicine, originally centered on the implementation and optimization of electronic health record systems. After several years growing the business, Emmanuel entered the pharmaceutical sector as a clinical trial manager in hematology/oncology. At Prescient, Emmanuel leverages his clinical and research experience to support clients as they navigate the complexities of bringing new therapies to patients in need.
Ashima, a physician by training, is a Director at Prescient. Ashima’s career has included positions with medical institutions, insurance companies and consulting firms. At Prescient, which she joined in 2014, she has worked extensively in biosimilars, hematology and rare disease. She leads client engagements related to strategic BD&L decisions, CI, product label design, commercialization planning, life cycle management and financial modeling.
Arun is an Associate Director in our Advisory business based in San Francisco. He earned his PhD in biomedical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and his BASc in engineering science from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining Prescient, Arun was an Engagement Manager at L.E.K. Consulting following a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute. He has led diverse projects for biopharma and biotech clients in various therapeutic areas including oncology, immunology, infectious diseases and rare diseases. At Prescient, Arun supports client engagements in portfolio valuation and prioritization, forecasting, competitive positioning, market access strategies, launch planning and commercial scale-up.
Mladen is one of our Directors and is responsible for leading engagements across different therapeutic areas. He received his PhD in microbiology from the University of Minnesota and completed his postdoctoral research at Columbia University. Before joining Prescient, Mladen oversaw analyst teams and market research portfolios at Decision Resources Group across various therapeutic areas, including rare and infectious diseases. Previously, he worked at Merck & Co. and MedImmune/AstraZeneca, where he led projects focused on the discovery of novel anti-infectives for the treatment and prevention of serious bacterial infections.
Nick, a Senior Director, has a PhD in pharmacology from the University of London and conducted postdoctoral research at London’s Royal Postgraduate Medical School. He began his career in the pharmaceutical industry as a senior scientist to lead the pharmacology effort on discovery research projects in airway diseases at Rhône-Poulenc (now Sanofi) and in asthma and type 2 diabetes at SmithKline Beecham (now GSK). He then spent nearly 19 years as a senior equity analyst at Mirabaud Securities and Jefferies, with responsibility for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. At Prescient, Nick supports clients as a subject matter expert in oncology and hematology.
Nancy is an Associate Director in our Advisory business. She earned her PhD in biophysical chemistry from Cambridge University and has 8 years of life science consulting experience combining pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostic strategies. Her focus is on advisory services covering R&D strategy, portfolio management, commercial/launch strategy, regulatory management and pricing & market access. Her clients range from top pharmaceutical manufactures and mid-size biotech companies to start-ups.