The Vanguard Forum for Healthcare Leaders - New York, 2015

The Vanguard Forum for Healthcare Leaders engages senior leadership across the healthcare and biopharmaceutical ecosystem with top tier CEOs, advisors, and other experts who help to define and build leadership for the future—a unique and vital contribution to global healthcare.


Opening remarks

  • Ken Banta - Founder, The Vanguard Forum
  • Dave Niles - President, G100 Companies

Building high performance teams and cultures


  • Dr. Tony Coles - CEO, Yumanity Therapeutics
  • Mary Szela - Former CEO, Melinta Therapeutics
  • Paul Hastings - CEO, OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Fred Hassan - Partner & Managing Director, Warburg Pincus, LLC
  • Daniel Casse - President, G100 and Partner, High Lantern Group

Leading in the converging healthcare ecosystem: building new competencies and capabilities


  • Graham Galloway - Global Life Sciences Practice Leader, Spencer Stuart
  • Geno Germano - Group President, Global Innovation Pharma Business, Pfizer
  • Brent Saunders - President & CEO, Allegan plc
  • Jay Galeota - Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer, Merck & Co.
  • Jacques Mulder - Global Health Sector Leader, EY

Keynote: Leading through uncertainty

  • Ram Charan - Business Advisor and Bestselling Author

Managing board relations in an era of shareholder activism


  • Mark Gordon - Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
  • William Doyle - Member, Investment Team, Pershing Square Capital Management; Board Director, Zoetis Inc. and Board Director Novocure LTD
  • Dr. Alexander Denner - Chief Investment Officer& Founding Partner, Sarissa Capital Management
  • Peter Weinberg - Partner, Perella Weinberg Partners

Learning and adopting best practices from other companies and industries


  • Michael Dowling - President & CEO, Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ
  • Dr. Kathleen Gallo - SVP & Chief Learning Officer, Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ
  • Bob Steel - CEO, Parella Weinberg Partners
  • Kendall Crolius - President G100 Next Generation Leadership & G100 Talent Consortium

Creating your company narrative


  • Michael Watras - CEO, Straightline
  • Vivek Ramaswamy - CEO, Axovant
  • Meg Tirrell, Reporter - Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals, CNBC
  • Daniel Casse - President G100, & Partner, High Lantern Group

Closing remarks

  • Ken Banta - Founder, The Vanguard Forum
  • Dave Niles - President, G100 Companies

Cultivating a culture of digital innovation: new strategies on leadership & talent to shape the future of healthcare


  • Michelle Peluso - CEO, Gilt
  • Cindy Whitehead - Co-Founder & CEO, Sprout Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Deb Henretta - Former Group President, Global e-Business, The Proctor & Gamble Company, and Senior Advisor SSA & Company
  • Glen de Vries - President & Co-Founder, Medidata Solutions