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A skilled executive in the pharmaceutical industry, Roderick Booker currently serves as the Vice President of the Health Systems Group at AmerisourceBergen Corporation in Chicago. In this role, Mr. Booker oversees strategy and execution of new business expansion for the company. He manages a team of 17 sales professionals and holds responsibility for meeting the organization’s revenue targets for the region. Prior to launching his career, Roderick Booker completed a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s degree in International Marketing at the University of Colorado Boulder. He had attended the university on a football scholarship to complete his undergraduate education. He went on to earn his Registered Pharmacist accreditation at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy while being employed as a Hospital Sales Representative with Merck & Co., Inc. In 1996, he joined Eli Lilly and Company as a District Manager for Hospital Sales. Mr. Booker was promoted to the position of Region Manager at the company in 2001. In this role, he received the Vice President Club Award of Excellence in 2004 and an Outstanding Team Performance award in 2006, in recognition of his leadership and skills in achieving sales growth. In 2006, Roderick Booker joined AmerisourceBergen’s International Oncology Network as a Director of Strategic Business Development. During his five years in this position, Mr. Booker’s team posted gains of 380 percent above historical services revenues. He also successfully implemented the introduction of seven new oncology products, with each one demonstrating growth in market share nationally. Mr. Booker was promoted to his current position in 2011. Outside of work, Mr. Booker enjoys spending time with his children, cooking, and training for triathlons. 

Work experience

Apr 2011Present

Vice President, Health Systems Solutions

AmerisourceBergen
Jan 2006May 2011

Director, Strategic Business Development

ABSG - International Oncology Network

ION is a Oncology GPO and pharmaceutical services company focusing on the specialty oncology market.

Jan 2001Jan 2006

REGION MANAGER

Eli Lilly and Company

Managed regional sale's and pull-through of contracts of 12 - 14 institutional hospital sales representatives across academic institutions with various specialties. Assessed the performance of hospital sales specialists as well as trained each to excel in product launch and competitor comparisons by focusing on the positive features of products and services across endocrinology, oncology, neurology, cardiology and psychology product portfolio's. Established strong customer relationships with P&T members, department leaders, and key expert's in the industry. Formulated performance and development plans with specific emphasis on results management, critical thinking and innovation, skills and capabilities improvement, and effective communication of all representatives.

Aug 1996Jan 2001

DISTRICT MANAGER

Eli Lilly & Company

Education

Jan 1992Jan 1996

R.Ph

Saint Louis College of Pharmacy
Jan 1985Jan 1987

MBA

University of Colorado at Boulder
Jan 1981Jan 1985

BA

University of Colorado