Mr. Drucker is a results-driven leader with over 20 years of experience in selling and marketing scientific products and services. In addition to his role as President of the Association of Commercial Professionals – Life Sciences (ACP-LS), Mr. Drucker is Head of Alliance Management at Q-Squared Solutions, a Quintiles Quest Joint Venture.
Prior to founding the ACP-LS Mr. Drucker led marketing for Covance’s Strategic Partnering and Integrated Drug Development business unit, was Vice President of Marketing and EU Business Development at Kaplan EduNeering, a life science compliance and knowledge management company, and led marketing at AAI, a Contract Research Organization providing pre-clinical, clinical, and manufacturing services. Prior to AAI Mr. Drucker was employed in sales, marketing, and communications roles at Amersham Pharmacia Biotech (now GE Healthcare Life Sciences), a world leader in systems, reagents, and solutions for disease research, drug discovery, development, and manufacturing. Chuck has an MBA and a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University.
Vice President, Product Company Membership
Mr. Ball has a long and proven record for bringing life science products to market and capitalizing on existing product potential. In addition to his role with the ACP-LS, he is President of Tyball Associates, LLC., a consulting company that brings 21st century sales and marketing strategies to companies in the biotech tools space. He also serves on the board of several companies.
Most recently, he was Chief Commercial Officer at Accuri Cytometers where he developed a novel commercialization model that is highly capital-efficient. He and the management team sold the company to Becton Dickinson for $205M in March 2011. Prior to Accuri Cytometers, he was CEO of Amnis Corporation, a venture backed technology start-up that develops and sells high-end imaging flow cytometers. He has also served as Chief Commercial Officer for Molecular Probes, Inc., the world leader in reagents for cell analysis, including flow cytometry consumables. Prior to that he was with Orchid Biosciences as Sr. VP and General Manager and with Amersham Pharmacia Biotech Inc., where he rose to President, Region North America and was responsible for sales, marketing, and customer support for all products sold in North America.
Dr. Tracy Ken Tsuetaki
Vice President, Service Company Membership
Dr. Tsuetaki has over 25 years of experience in the life science industry including leadership positions with several companies that provide services to life scientists.
In addition to his role with the ACP-LS, Dr. Tsuetaki is Senior Vice President for Peri/Post-Approval Services and PAREXEL Consulting at PAREXEL International Corporation. In this role, he oversees the strategy and operational management for both businesses. He also serves on PAREXEL’s Business Review Committee, the Company’s senior-most leadership team, and assists in developing and implementing PAREXEL’s strategic objectives.
Previously, he was Group President for the Life Sciences unit of Optum (a UnitedHealth Group company) and Group President of Clinical Development Services for i3 (a UnitedHealth Group company). In addition, he has been Chief Marketing Officer for Covance Inc., Group President for Catalent Pharma Solutions, and President of the Medical Communications and Consulting division of Quintiles Transnational.
Dr. Tsuetaki has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Davis, a Master of Science and Doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Northwestern University.
Mr. Lentfert has a long and proven record of combining life science sales and marketing with information technology excellence to enable enhanced customer communications. In addition to his role with the ACP-LS, he is the Founder of Razor Profiles, LLC, a Consulting/Software As A Service company that provides business process improvement consulting and project management services as well as unique software as a service solutions.
Most recently, he was Director of Commercial Operations at GE Healthcare Life Sciences, where he optimized many processes that improved commercial effectiveness. Previously, he was Director of Global E-commerce at Amersham Biosciences, where he transitioned 75% of the company’s clients from manual phone and fax ordering to e-commerce. Additionally, he spent 8 years in business development roles, selling equipment and reagents to life scientists working for Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Academic organizations.
Treasurer and Secretary
Mr. Giordano has spent more than 20 years in finance and accounting roles honing his forecasting, budgeting, analysis, and process design skills.
Prior to joining the ACP-LS as Treasurer, Mr. Giordano was Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis at Covance, Director of Finance at Dow Jones, and a Financial Manager at Merrill Lynch. He also held finance roles at Cummins Engine Company and AT&T.
Mr. Giordano has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Rutgers College and an MBA in International Business from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Conferences & Events
Ms. Scepkowski has worked in the fields of travel and meeting planning for 30 years. She began her career in corporate travel, where she learned every aspect of the industry from international documentation to running travel departments. Soon after she segued into meeting planning, mainly focused on the life sciences. In order to round out her experience and expand her knowledge of the property side of the business, she later worked in sales for a large hotel and conference center.
Since 2000, Ms. Scepkowski has been the President of Stellar Meetings and Events, managing hundreds of projects for a variety of clients, including many in the ACP-LS membership portfolio. With strategic meeting management at the core of Stellar, Ms. Scepkowski incorporates company image and branding into all of her programs. Projects include the management of association annual meetings, client loyalty meetings, sales and marketing meetings, and many unique events to meet her client’s needs.