Best Practices, LLC was founded in 1992 by a group of service professionals with roots at the Harvard Business School. Our founder and CEO, Christopher Bogan, is the author of the influential book Benchmarking for Best Practices: Winning through Innovative Adaptation, published by McGraw-Hill.
Our dedicated team of experts offers extensive experience in the application of continuous-improvement and best-practice benchmarking strategies across functions, industries and geographies.
Christopher Bogan is a recognized expert and thought leader in the
application of best practices for performance improvement. He has advised various Malcolm
Baldrige National Quality Award Winners and other industry leading corporations.
Mr. Bogan is a co-author of the highly acclaimed book, Benchmarking for Best Practices:
Winning Through Innovative Adaptation, which has been hailed as "the new benchmark"
for all those interested in benchmarking and best practice performance improvement.
Mr. Bogan's first book, The Baldrige: What It Is, How it's Won, How To Use It to Improve
Quality in Your Company, explores the quality systems of world-class companies.
He is an honors graduate of the Harvard Business School and Amherst College.
He sits on the boards of several corporations and is a Guest Lecturer at Northwestern
University's Kellogg School of Management.
Cameron Tew joined Best Practices, LLC, in early 2004, bringing a wealth of experience in research, analysis, field interviews and management/project leadership from 14 years in the media industry.
Since 2004, Mr. Tew has acquired extensive pharmaceutical product knowledge and is responsible for developing and maintaining advisory services and relations for Best Practices. He also serves an integral role in all aspects of new business development for the company and its clients. This places him in both the sales and delivery cycles for analytical project work integral to strategic planning and tactical execution for clients' commercial operations groups.
He has worked closely with pharmaceutical clients including Novartis, Shire, GSK, Sanofi-aventis, Roche, Merck, NovoNordisk , Genentech, Astellas, Abbott, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca and others. In this role, Mr. Tew works directly with clients on existing initiatives and also contributes to the development of new services to help pharmaceutical companies improve their commercial operations.
Mr. Tew has been published and quoted in various industry and technology publications including Med Ad News, Pharma Focus, Product Management Today, Pharmaceutical Technology and Innovations in Pharma Technology. He has delivered industry presentations on a breadth of topics including new product planning, product launch, competitive intelligence, Medical Affairs, sales communication and talent management.
He holds a B.A. degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mihir Shah leads Best Practices, LLC’s International business development operations from Mumbai, India. Having worked within the pharmaceutical industry for more than 5 years, Mr. Shah has worked extensively with clients spanning across three continents and more than ten countries. In addition to a rich business development background, Mr. Shah has worked across a number of areas in the generic pharmaceutical industry including: advertising, quality, licensing, packaging, manufacturing and finance. Mr. Shah graduated from the Mumbai University with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and earned his Masters of Business Administration – Marketing and Finance from Graduate School of Business, Fordham University, New York.
Dr. Scott Brown is a research leader with a passion for uncovering key insights to drive growth. Dr. Brown has extensive experience within the biotech-pharmaceutical industry. He has lead projects to assist clients in making decisions in product planning and launch, marketing strategy, digital innovation, patient engagement, medication adherence, and sales/marketing training.
Scott brings a wealth of experience in Pharma sales and management. He spent 31 years working for Upjohn, Pharmacia, Pfizer and Sunovion. His experiences in the commercial side are extensive. Launching over 30 products, working extensively with the managed care groups. Scott graduated from the University of Richmond with a BS in Biology and Chemistry. He taught high school at Benedictine in Richmond as the Science department chair before getting into Pharma
Samita more than 20 years experience working in and for biopharma. Prior to joining Best Practices, she worked for Merck, J&J and Schering Plough. She has in-depth therapeutic knowledge in areas of oncology, hospital / specialty, cardiovascular, diabetes, and neuroscience. Samita has functional expertise in analytics, market research, forecasting, mergers & acquisitions, finance, digital health care, procurement and compliance.
Richard brings global experience to clients in sales, marketing and corporate management in the pharma industry. Richard served as a principal in industry consultancy Kantar Health. His roles have included sales, brand marketing and marketing director at 3M and Mallinckrodt Medical, President/COO of The Mattson Jack Group, CEO of Kantar Health Region Americas, CEO Oncology Kantar Health, and Sr. Vice President at Ipsos. Richard holds his MBA from Washington University, St. Louis and BA Natural Sciences, University of South Florida, Tampa.
James oversees research teams and interviews executives and managers throughout the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device sectors. In his time with Best Practices, LLC, James has led research and consulting projects on behalf of leading global healthcare companies in the areas of Medical Affairs, Digital Technology, Market Research, and Business Continuity & Crisis Management. James graduated from Amherst College with a bachelor’s degree in English
James graduated from Amherst College with a bachelor’s degree in English.
As head of Finance & Human Resources, Robin keeps Best Practices, LLC, humming. With more than 30 years of experience, she assists with contracting approval; interacts with clients and procurement to make sure paperwork is completed in a timely manner. As the HR Head, Robin oversees payroll, benefits and all company policies.
Outside of her normal activities, Robin also assists with membership retention and leads the company’s Fun Committee. Robin has applied these specialties to help Best Practices reach its numerous goals and milestones.
Robin attended school in upstate New York with a focus on business/accounting classes. When not working, Robin is an avid game player, loves to read and spending time with her family.
With over 25 years of Life Sciences experience , Lou has In depth knowledge in Pharmaceutical Sales, Account Management and Sales Leadership, Clinical Trials and Managed Markets. Prior to joining Best Practices, Lou worked for Pfizer for 17 years and other healthcare vendors. Lou holds a B.A. degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Iowa. While not on duty at Best Practices, Lou currently also serves as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) officer in the United States Army National Guard.
David Guinn is a Client Services leader for our Best Practice Database and Research and Advisory Services memberships. David serves health sector clients from throughout the Pharma, Biotech and medical device sectors. David previously worked in the Clinical Trials Outsourcing industry for a CRO. David is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Jeff is a former editor of the Washington Drug Letter, covering regulatory issues between the U.S. FDA and the pharma industry. He has 20 years’ experience in consulting, interviewing, analysis and writing. Clients used the research to more effectively navigate the FDA review and approval process, to readdress standard contracts for third-party vendors, to enhance the role of New Product Planning in commercialization, ready two new Phase III drugs for market entry, and to build a product-specific public relations plan.
Nauruz leads our Medical Affairs Consortium service for Medical and HEOR leaders. This group of more than 20 medical affairs leaders conducts ongoing benchmarking in HEOR, Medical Communication, MSLs/HOLs and diverse other aspects of Medical Operations. Additionally, Nauruz has worked on projects examining Integrated Healthcare Delivery Networks, Competitive Intelligence, Quality and Regulatory operations. Prior to Best Practices, Nauruz worked as a consultant in emerging markets. He holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business with a certificate specializing in Health Management
Nauruz has 5+ years of managerial and consulting experience spanning across multiple industries. He holds a Master in Business Administration from Duke University with a concentration in health sector management.
Aakruti leads benchmarking research studies for mature and emerging markets across pharma, biotech and medical devices and diagnostics industries. Aakruti has spearheaded key benchmark studies examining utilizing Health Outcomes data, Medical Affairs and Identifying Business Sustainability. Aakruti has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from DAVV University and has earned her Master in Business Administration from DAVV University.
Jacob Vasser specializes in bioscience business and has a background in agricultural biotech and value assessment. Jacob has consulted for several fast-growing biotechs in the Raleigh-Durham area and has conducted business development and exploratory studies in the natural products industry. More importantly, he is the loving father of a 2 year old Lhasa Apso named Drax the Destroyer (not pictured).
Jacob is a two-time graduate of NC State University, having earned a Master’s degree in Microbial Biotechnology and a Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences.
Hannah is part of our Commercial and Medical consulting practices. She has worked on projects examining Outcomes Based contracting, Medical Affairs Role in Launch, Copay Card Accumulators, Pull Through and Competitive Intelligence. She holds a B.S. degree in economics from Presbyterian College and a Master’s Degree in business management from Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business.
Kieu My Tucker
Kieu My is the Director of Strategic Accounts Management. In this role, Kieu My helps establish and implement Critical Standards of Excellence in regards to serving our health care clients and seeking new business and growth opportunities for Best Practices, LLC.
Kieu My also helps lead partner engagements, project management, business development and internal training that improves Strategic Account Management.
Outside of her primary, client-facing duties, Kieu My leads the Best Practices Mentor Program and serves on the Fun Committee.
She holds a B.S. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, as well as a Minor in Human Development and Family Studies.
Heena Maniyar is a Graphic, Web cum Multimedia Designer and a front-end Web Developer with over fifteen years of professional experience in the design industry.
Heena actively handles Best Practices LLC Website design, Report Cover designs, Email Marketing web creation and Presentation style. She specializes in designing Corporate and E-commerce websites, Applications, Presentations, Brochures.
Heena owns a Bachelor of Commerce degree from SIES College of Commerce and Economics with Advanced Diploma in Web Designing and Multimedia from Arena Multimedia institute.
Priyanka Singh leads the marketing and publishing initiatives from India. She has utilized her varied skill set to successfully meet business objectives through innovative marketing communication strategies, content writing, social media marketing, lead generation strategies, and publishing reports, documents and white papers on the Best Practices, LLC website. Priyanka graduated from the University of Mumbai with a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology and earned her Master of Management Studies – Marketing from the University of Mumbai.