Richard R. Smith is Senior Vice President, Fertility and Endocrinology where he is responsible for setting the strategic direction and operating results for these franchises in the United States and managing the key functional areas of Sales, Marketing, Thought Leader Liaisons and Patient Support Services.
Prior to EMD Serono, Mr. Smith was Vice President and US Head of Sales & Operations of the Cardiovascular franchise at Novartis where he led the development and performance management of the Cardiovascular field force.
During his 18 year tenure at Novartis, Mr. Smith also held several roles of increased responsibility across the commercial business including Executive Director and Head of the organization’s Transplant franchise. He also held positions in Customer Segment Marketing; Strategy & Commercial Operations for the US Specialty Medicines franchise; Brand Managed Markets strategy, pricing and contracting for the Neuroscience franchise; and began his Novartis career as a sales representative.
Mr. Smith received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Carson-Newman College.