Bill Simmons, Jr

Bill Simmons, Jr


Senior General Manager in proprietary and generic pharmaceuticals. Extensive experience in sales and marketing, as well as a strong background in manufacturing and distribution. Markets include the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. My interests are in serving on a Board of Directors, a CEO position or managing a division of a larger corporation. I am also looking at acquiring a small business and/or opportunities with private equity firms to run companies. I work with private equity in evaluating targets.

Work History

Work History
May 2007 - Present

Independent Consultant

Bill Simmons
Currently I do consulting for private equity and pharmaceutical companies in the areas of: target evaluation and due diligence, US and Canadian generic injectables market, generic pharmaceutical start-ups, advising Indian and European Pharmaceutical companies on entering the US market, staffing US sales and marketing, selling into the US hospital and oncology market. Product launches and aquisitions. Advising investment funds on generic pharmaceutical markets.
Dec 2005 - Apr 2007

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Mayne Pharma Limited
Headquartered in London, I was responsible for all in country operations including sales, marketing, regulatory and distribution in 65 countries. I was also responsible for global marketing, global manufacturing and global distribution. Company sold to Hospira.
Apr 2005 - Nov 2005

Sr Vice President Commercial Operations

Mayne Pharma USA
Responsible for leading the US business.
May 2004 - Mar 2005

General Manager

Baxter Healthcare, Anesthesia and Critical Care
Responsible for global proprietary oncology pharmaceutical business and the global generic injectable business.
Jul 2001 - Apr 2004

Vice President Marketing

Baxter Healthcare, Anesthesia and Critical Care
Responsible for global marketing of proprietary pharmaceuticals: Suprane, Brevibloc, and Transderm Scope. Also responsible for anesthesia device business including PCA pumps, regional anesthesia kits and airway products. Also responsible for generic injectable pharmaceutical business.
Apr 1998 - Jun 2001

Vice President Corporate Accounts

Baxter Healthcare Anesthesia and Critical Care
Managed Contract negotiation and administration for the pharmaceutical and device business of the Anesthesia and Critical Care business.
1996 - Mar 1998

Vice President Corporate Accounts

Ohmeda, Inc a Division of BOC Group
Managed a national accounts team responsible for the four BOC Healthcare business, pharmaceutical, anesthesia machines, incubators, and medical devices. The team managed bundled contracts and pricing for group purchasing organizations.
1994 - 1996

Director Sales Operations

Ohmeda Pharmaceutical Products Division, The BOC Group
Built the national accounts organization and contract administration systems from scratch, Negotiated and managed group purchasing contracts.
Jun 1992 - 1994

Director Sales Adminstration

Ohmeda Pharmaceutical Products Divison, The BOC Group
Developed and managed sales reporting, forecasting and sales compensation systems.
Dec 1988 - Dec 1992

Board Chairman and Board Member County Board of Commissioners

Cabaruus County Government
This is an elected official position on the Board of County Commisioners for Cabarrus County North Carolina. Responsible for the county budget, human resources, landfill, animal control, land use planning, property assessment. parks, library and other services provided.
Aug 1991 - May 1992

Hospital District Sales Manager

Anaquest Inc, a divison of The BOC Group
Managed a proprietary hospital sales force detailing inhalation anesthesia to hospital staff.
1991 - 1992

Board Member

Cabarrus County Sewer and Water Authority
Founding member and sponor of county wide authority to consolidate and expand services in water and sewer utilities.
Jan 1991 - Jul 1991

National Sales Training and Development Manager

Glassrock Home Healthcare, The BOC Group
Built and implemented a training department and cirruculum.
Jun 1987 - Dec 1990

District Sales Manager

Lederle Laboratories
Managed 10 reps calling on primary care, IM, OBGYN, surgeons, urologists, and dermatologists. Detailing proprietary anti-hypertensives, oral and IV antibiotics, topical steroid creams, and prenatal vitamins.
May 1986 - May 1987

Coordinator Education Services

Lederle Laboratories
Corporate Training Department.
Jun 1983 - Apr 1986

Sales Representative

Lederle Laboratories
Proprietary Pharmaceutical Sale Representative.
May 1980 - May 1983

Process Chemist

Farmland Industries
Pilot Plant work, process design, business development.
Aug 1976 - Jun 1980

Lab Technician

Farmland Industries
Quality Control and Quality Assurrance work.


1987 - 1989


Queens University of Charlotte
1975 - 1981


Missouri Western State University