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Tim Cole Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Compass Alliance

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Tim's experience is exceptionally broad – across sales, marketing, human resources, training, market access, and leadership development. He has enjoyed a number of senior level positions in the pharmaceutical industry – literally managing billions of dollars in portfolio and thousands of employees over the course of his career. He played an instrumental role in the growth of a small Midwestern firm into one of the largest healthcare companies in the world. Along the way he’s been intimately involved in sourcing and developing talent and his mentorship of scores of individuals who have gone on to assume senior level roles with other companies has earned him industry wide accolades. He’s helped launched 20 new brands to the market and played key roles in 6 legitimate blockbusters. He is a multiple winner of Excellence in Leadership Awards and is regarded as one of the most highly respected veterans in the healthcare arena. He is the architect of Strategic Performance Planning, has contributed to multiple books on leadership and the future of healthcare, and is himself, a published author. But much of his journey transcends the roles assigned. He counts among his most significant accomplishments – the ability to survive and thrive in the face of over 2-dozen restructures and 5 mergers and acquisitions, becoming – over time – one of the few industry veterans to successfully weather the waves of downsizings that swept the pharmaceutical world. The experiences and the insights gained inform the book The Compass Solution; A Guide to Winning Your Career. It promises to be a definitive guidebook for building a thriving career – with the practical tips acquired from a lifetime of experience. If you’re SERIOUS about writing your career story, a must read. The book is slated for release later this year. Tim is married to his high school sweetheart Nancy and they are the proud parents of two sons. Brandon and his wife Rosellie are expecting their first child soon. David is s