A marketing and management professional with more than 20 years of experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, Eric Sanders is based out of Newport Beach and works at Allergan, Inc. Sanders serves as Senior Director of Global Strategic Marketing at Allergan, with varied responsibilities ranging from developing business plans to assessing future neurology treatments. To prepare for his career, Eric Sanders enrolled at the University of Utah, where he focused on the field of psychology. He worked closely with Dr. Donald S. Strassberg, a professor of clinical psychology who regularly publishes on the subjects of sexual function and dysfunction, objective personality assessment, and cognitive therapy. As a result, Sanders performed primary market research testing to record the ability of men to suppress sexual thoughts, feelings, and desires, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Following the completion of his undergraduate work, Eric Sanders gained employment as a pharmaceutical sales representative from 1992 to 1995. He exceeded target sales objectives, earning the Rep of the Year award in 1994 and 1995, and then decided to return to school to earn a Master's degree. In 1995, Sanders gained acceptance into the Masters of Business Administration program at California State University, Sacramento. As a result of his studies, Eric Sanders co-authored the study, Value of Services Provided by Pharmaceutical Companies: Perceptions of Physicians and Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives, which was published in the Health Marketing Quarterly in 1999. In preparation for writing the study, Sanders and his colleagues surveyed physicians and pharmaceutical sales representatives. The study compared these results to show the differences in the perspectives held by physicians and pharmaceutical sales representatives on the subject of services offered by the latter.An exemplary candidate during college and graduate school, Eric Sanders won admission to several academic honor societies, including Phi Kappa Phi and Golden Key. Today, he lives in Newport Beach, California, where he spends 10 hours a week volunteering with his local congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.