Our team
Deep connections
Widespread collaboration
Richard Lajoie
Vice President and General Manager, Dermatology

Richard joins us from his role as President and General Manager, Bausch Health Canada, and brings more than 20 years of leadership experience across various general management and commercial positions. In this most recent role leading the Bausch Health Canada Pharmaceutical business, his notable achievements included delivering strong growth of the Dermatology portfolio, closing strategic business development deals and building a winning team culture.

Seamless integration
Outstanding service
Stacey Williams
Vice President of Marketing

Ms. Williams oversees the development and implementation of the marketing strategy for the dermatology organization. She has wide-ranging experience in the commercial health care segment including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, R&D, and manufacturing. She was previously senior marketing director for Merz North America, where she led strategic direction and tactical execution for a neuroscience portfolio that included biologic, pharmaceutical, and medical device products. Ms. Williams initially worked at Valeant from 2004 to 2006, and has since returned. She has additionally held positions at Eli Lilly and Alcami (formerly aai).

My 1:1 Connection is: I’m new to the business side of dermatology but not new to the patient side of dermatology. As a psoriasis patient, I understand the importance of a strong, trustful relationship with your dermatologist and the emotional value of a treatment that works for you. I feel lucky I can truly understand what my impact will be beyond the walls of my office.

Responsible strategies
Clear direction
Ed Shupenus
Executive Director of Marketing Operations, Dermatology

Ed has a robust background in pharmaceuticals, including more than fifteen years in dermatology focused on medical and aesthetic marketing. Ed came to Valeant from the Ortho Dermatologics division of Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he was the Global Group Product Director overseeing marketing for a dermatology portfolio that increased net sales every year. Ed was also responsible for commercial business development, the company pipeline, alternate-selling channels and co-promotion agreements, including promotion of Stelara in psoriasis and Ertaczo in podiatry. Ed has been recognized at Valeant with the 2015 Chairman’s Award for Excellence and a 2016 Executive Vice President Leadership Award.

My 1:1 Connection is: Dermatology has been my professional focus for a long time but the personal relationships I have in the dermatology community are the most gratifying part of my experience.

Community engagement
Making a difference
Steve Kreider
Vice President of Sales

Steve Kreider currently leads the sales organization for Ortho Dermatologics. He joined the company in May 2017, leading the commercial launch of SILIQ. Prior to joining Ortho, he led all aspects of marketing for Merz North America’s Ulthera business, a leading aesthetic device company. He joined Merz in 2013 as Director of Business Development, culminating with the successful commercial integration of Ulthera into Merz. Prior to Merz, Kreider held sales and marketing leadership roles of increasing responsibility at Medicis. He began his pharmaceutical career in sales at Pfizer.

My 1:1 Connection is: Jack Nicoll, and Dr. Jeff Suchniak were some of the first people I met when I started working in the dermatology field in 2006—and I have continued to work with all of them, call on them for advice, and count them among my friends for the past 10+ years. My favorite part of being in this industry is the connections you make with the people.

Building relationships
Honest communications
Charles Hahn
Vice President of Professional and Specialty Development

Mr. Hahn joined Valeant in 2011 as Director, Professional Relations for Valeant Dermatology. Previously, Mr. Hahn worked at the Ortho Dermatologics division of Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for more than 20 years, holding positions of responsibility, including Director of Professional Relations, where he oversaw key opinion leader programs for both general and aesthetic dermatology. During Mr. Hahn's tenure at Ortho Dermatologics, he won the Sales Leader Club Award three times. More recently, he won the Executive Vice President Leadership Award. Mr. Hahn has more than 27 years of experience in the specialty pharmaceutical industry.

My 1:1 Connection is: I spent over 20 years working at Ortho Dermatologics; so being part of this new exciting Ortho Dermatologics story is like coming home for me.

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