It takes a special kind of person to
confront challenges that seem insurmountable.
It takes grit, confidence and smarts.
Our dedicated team members are committed to engaging, empowering and bringing hope to those suffering from complex and challenging conditions.
Atsushi, our President, has more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has been an integral member of Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc. (MTPA) since its inception in 2009.
Prior to his current role, he was Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Operations at Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Holdings America, Inc. From 2012 to 2014, Atsushi served as Group Manager for US/EU Operations of the International Department for Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation. He also worked at MTPA as Director of Corporate Strategy and Marketing from 2008 to 2012. Prior to that time, Atsushi was a Manager at Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation.
Atsushi holds a Bachelor of Agriculture from Hiroshima University, and a Master of Science in Management of Technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
As our Vice President of Market Access, Kevin brings more than 30 years of commercial experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, having served in a wide range of roles ranging from field sales to executive leadership.
Most recently, Kevin served as the Vice President of Market Access at Bioventus, where he was responsible for leading payer, trade, marketing, contracting, work compensation, and government teams. Prior to that, Kevin spent 6 years at Endo Pharmaceuticals, culminating in the role of Senior Director of Managed Markets. Earlier in his career, Kevin held roles in managed markets and sales at a number of pharmaceutical companies.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science in Forest Biology and Ichthyology from the State University of New York.
Joseph is our Vice President of Sales and Marketing. His professional experience includes more than 20 years in commercial operations in a range of therapeutic areas that include rare diseases, neurology, cardiology, pulmonology, hematology and respiratory disease.
Before joining Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Joseph held various leadership roles at Bayer Healthcare for 10 years across sales, strategy, marketing, market access and business operations both in the U.S. and globally. There, he most recently served as Vice President and Head of Cardiopulmonary Marketing. In addition, Joseph has been responsible for several successful product launches in orphan diseases. His career in the pharmaceutical industry began with roles in sales and marketing at Sepracor and GlaxoSmithKline.
Joseph has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from William Paterson University.
With two decades of experience in life sciences, Sam Shum is MTPA’s Vice President of Operations & Strategy, overseeing the company’s operational functions of Finance, Supply Chain, Quality Assurance Public Affairs, Patient Engagement and Business Process & Strategy.
Prior to this role, Sam served as MTPA’s Senior Director, Financial Planning and Analytics. His responsibilities included budgeting, forecasting and planning, data analytics and Patient Engagement and Support.
Before joining MTPA, Sam was Treasurer of Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, where he provided executive oversight for the hospital’s pharmacies, revenue cycle, contracting, 340B operations, procurement, accounting operations, and treasury management. He also served as the liaison between the hospital system and New York State Department of Health. Previously, Sam held various operational, financial and engineering positions at Purdue Pharma, OSi Specialties (Union Carbide), CES (Citibank) and IBM.
Sam holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from New York University. His professional accreditations include Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Financial Manager and Certified Treasury Professional.