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Rodney P.

Willis
6 St. Georges Lane * Pinehurst, NC 28374 * rwf0f390@westpost.net
* 610-945-4304
Clinical Research Associate
Skilled and accomplished healthcare professional and entrepreneur with progressi
ve career and extensive experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industri
es. Adept at developing and maintaining professional and collegial relationships
with key influencers in the medical and scientific community. Proven record of
success in medical affairs management, business development, pharmaceutical sale
s, and marketing. Sound medical and technical knowledge.
Core Competencies
* Program Management
* Training & Mentoring
* Clinical Development
* Communication & Presentation
* Protocol Development
* Central Nervous System Expertise
* Budget Management
* Clinical Experience
* Project Leader
Professional Experience
Tesoros Imports, LLC - Philadelphia, PA 2006-2009
President, CEO
Founded a wine import business specializing in selling Spanish wines in the US.
Created unique brands specifically targeted for US market. Established licensure
for federal and state importation and distribution of wine in NY, NJ and PA. Co
llaborated with numerous Spanish winemakers to sell several varietals within the
US.
Key Contributions:
* Responsible for day to day management and operations for every aspect of t
he company.
* Lead company into new market opportunities while managing established acco
unts.
* Present company concept to potential investors and financial institutions
for the purpose of obtaining operating capital.
Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - based in Frisco, Texas 1999 to 2006
Neuroscience Medical Liaison
Cultivated and maintained relationships with opinion leaders in the neuroscience
s for US division of global research and development organization.
Maintained a rigorous schedule of activities and travel throughout the US to bui
ld rapport and nurture productive associations with select academic clinical res
earchers in specific therapeutic areas of the neurosciences. Shared research inf
ormation and preclinical/Phase I-IV research data and gathered insights from aca
demic researchers. Trained and mentored new medical liaisons. Educated sales rep
resentatives, district managers and other internal stakeholders on various thera
peutic subjects and company product pharmacology. Created and delivered clinical
presentations to internal and external groups.
Key Contributions:
* Provided strategic information to internal clinical development team gathe
red from select clinical academic researchers.
* Created online therapeutic database resource for schizophrenia and Parkins
on's Disease.
* Developed and implemented a new therapeutic training program for an area n
ot previously covered.
* Selected by colleagues to chair educational committee and to represent med
ical liaison group on company advisory board, charged with developing and implem
enting process improvements.
* Recipient of multiple awards: Pioneer Award, President's Club, Solvay Star
, Celebration Awards.
Merck and Company, Inc. - Whitehouse Station, NJ 1997 to 1999
Specialty Representative
Neuroscience Health Science Associate / Medical Liaison
Based in Orlando, Florida serving the needs of Southeast region.
Developed numerous speaker programs and coordinated activities with 12 sales rep
resentatives. Promoted a new medication for migraine headaches to neurologists a
nd headache specialists.
Key Contributions:
* Identified regional/national/international thought leaders, established re
lationships, and developed speakers for educational programs.
* Created individualized clinical slide kits for presentations by speakers a
t national conferences.
* Trained numerous key influencers to deliver balanced therapeutic presentat
ions to various medical groups.
* Successfully launched new migraine headache therapy and district finished
the first year leading the nation.
* Developed and implemented strategic plan with managed care counterparts f
or key managed care organizations.
Charter Peachford Behavioral Health Systems - Atlanta, GA 1993 to 1997
Account Manager / Business Development
Charged with developing programs to build new business. Trained Account Managers
in the use of contact management software and other computer tools. Managed a t
eam of case managers who coordinated Discharge AfterCare Program to referring pr
imary care physicians. Designed and implemented successful marketing programs th
at increased the referral base.
Glaxo, Inc. - Research Triangle Park, NC 1990 to 1993
Professional Sales Representative / Cerenex Division
Working from a base in Atlanta, created client base of neurologists for the new
central nervous system division. Consistently exceeded sales goals and successfu
lly launched new treatment for migraine headaches.

Education
Bachelor of Science, Zoology - North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Gamma Beta Phi, Academic & Service Society