High-Flying Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Appoints James Hassard as Chief Commercial Officer

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena-based Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. has announced the appointment of James Hassard to the newly-created position of chief commercial officer.The company said Hassard will be responsible for driving commercial strategy and building the team and sales and marketing infrastructure necessary to support Arrowhead’s growing pipeline of investigational RNAi therapeutics. He has 25 years of commercial-related experience in the biopharmaceutical industry.“We are excited to announce the appointment of Jim Hassard as Arrowhead’s chief commercial officer,” Dr. Chris Anzalone, President and CEO of Arrowhead, said. “Jim’s experience and guidance will be critical as we advance our robust pipeline of RNAi therapeutics that target diseases across multiple therapeutic areas.”As the new chief commercial officer of Arrowhead, Hassard said the company has an enormous opportunity to make a significant difference in patients’ lives with its promising pipeline of RNAi therapeutics.“The company is at an exciting time in its corporate development, as it intends to have three pivotal studies ongoing this year, and as the commercial strategy and team begin to form,” he said. “I am pleased to lead that strategic process and contribute to the future growth of the company.”Hassard served as SVP of Marketing and Market Access at Coherus BioSciences since 2016, where he was instrumental in building the commercial organization and commercial capabilities. He co-led the launch of Coherus’ first product, a biosimilar, pegfilgrastim, one of the most successful pharmaceutical launches of 2019.Prior to his tenure at Coherus, Hassard served as Vice President of Marketing at Medivation, prior to and through its acquisition by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. From 1999 to 2016, he held multiple increasingly senior commercial roles at Amgen, Inc. across sales and marketing, domestic and international, including an assignment as General Manager of Amgen Portugal. He was responsible for the launch, growth, and subsequent life-cycle management of several oncology and nephrology products, including darbepoetin alfa and cinacalcet.Before his time at Amgen, Hassard spent several years at Schering Plough Canada, in sales and marketing roles.He received his Bachelor of Science in pharmacology from the University of Toronto and a master’s in business administration from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. Business News High-Flying Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Appoints James Hassard as Chief Commercial Officer STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 | 2:30 am Top of the News Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 18 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff HerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentcenter_img Business News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img

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