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Five Health and Life Sciences Executives in the GovCon Sector

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Five Health and Life Sciences Executives in the GovCon Sector

The coronavirus pandemic has forced businesses in the health and life sciences sector to either change course or accelerate their modernization efforts.

Mike DeLone, head of Deloitte’s U.S. life sciences sector, said that while the transition to digital is not a new trend, the pandemic has prompted life science businesses to digitize with a new sense of urgency.

DeLone also highlighted the increasing use of artificial intelligence in research and development, supply chain management and procurement.

He said he expects every aspect of the life sciences sector to continue undergoing a digital transformation in 2022.

The Potomac Officers Club—a division of Executive Mosaic—features five health and life science executives in the government contracting sector.


Jeffrey Baynes, Director of Life Sciences at Guidehouse
Jeffery Baynes,
Life Sciences Director,

Jeffrey Baynes, Director of Life Sciences at Guidehouse

Jeffrey Baynes is the director of life sciences at Guidehouse, working out of the New York City Metropolitan Area. He is a diligent and motivated self-starter with twenty years of progressive management experience in the pharmaceutical industry, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Baynes describes himself as a “focused contributor able to add value both independently and in a team-oriented environment.” He has demonstrated his ability to efficiently handle increased responsibilities and leadership positions.

Baynes has held his position at Guidehouse for almost six years now. His areas of expertise include marketing and market research, sales, forecasting, supply-chain management, statistical analysis and staff management, his profile further reveals.

Before joining his current employer, Baynes was briefly the vice president of business development at EMCAY, a marketing and advertising firm focused on the pharmaceutical sector.

The greater part of Baynes’ career was spent at Novartis, where he worked for over 18 years. He joined the company as a demand manager in 1997 and worked his way up to becoming a lead business partner for commercial strategy and operations.

Baynes earned his degree in applied mathematics from Dartmouth College. He later earned his master’s degree in general management from Stevens Institute of Technology.


George Di Lella, Director of Life Sciences at Accenture
George Di Lella,
Life Sciences Director,

George Di Lella, Director of Life Sciences at Accenture

George Di Lella is the director of life sciences at Accenture, working out of Johns Island, South Carolina. He is a business development executive with over 25 years of experience in providing management and technology consulting services to the life sciences industry, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Di Lella says he has a successful track record at building and managing the most strategic account relationships as well as creating and leading high-performing sales and pursuit teams. He is adept at increasing company revenues and improving sales team performance, his autobiography further states.

Di Lella has been working at Accenture for almost three years. In his current role, he drives clinical and economic outcomes as the firm’s biopharma account lead for clinical services, regulatory operations and strategy, research, clinical, pharmacovigilance and patient platforms.

Before joining his current employer, Di Lella was the vice president of life sciences at Author-it Software Corporation, a job he held for over four years.

Prior to working for the software firm, Di Lella served as vice president of sales at Collaborative Consulting, where he worked for over a year. In that role, he led the company’s life sciences sales effort for the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Tri-State region.

Di Lella earned his degree in marketing from Seton Hall University.


Patricia Martone Carrolo, GM of Global Health Care and Life Sciences at IBM
Patricia Martone Carrolo,
General Manager,

Patricia Martone Carrolo, GM of Global Health Care and Life Sciences at IBM

Patricia Martone Carrolo is the general manager of global health care and life sciences at technology solutions company IBM. She has been with the company for over 19 years.

As GM, Carrolo oversees the company’s $4.5 billion global health care and life sciences industry. She is responsible for delivering customer success and profitability across the company and supports digital transformation and AI and hybrid cloud scaling, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Carrolo was the vice president of the travel and transportation industry at IBM Global Markets before holding her current leadership role. In this capacity, she led initiatives that used AI and quantum technology to accelerate hybrid cloud transformation.

Other leadership roles that the industry veteran held at IBM are the director of health care industry at IBM Global Markets, public sector director at IBM Watson and global competitive leader at IBM General Business.

She was a product manager at HP Medical Products Group before joining IBM. HP Medical Products Group was acquired by Philips Healthcare in 2001.

Carrolo holds a master’s degree in business administration and management from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic University.

IBM offers consulting services and cloud and AI products and solutions to various clients, including those in the life sciences, health, aerospace, government and commercial sectors. It is headquartered in Armonk, New York, and has multiple offices within and outside the U.S.


Marcos Salganicoff, Director at KPMG US
Marcos Salganicoff,

Marcos Salganicoff, Director at KPMG US

Marcos Salganicoff is the director of health care, life science artificial intelligence and advanced analytics at auditing firm KPMG US. He has been with the organization since November 2016.

Salganicoff has over 20 years of experience in supporting health care and life science companies. At KPMG, he oversees the definition and implementation of AI, advanced analytics and simulation-based strategies and solutions, according to his LinkedIn profile.

He was the director and head of innovation at Siemens Healthineers before joining KPMG. The industry veteran handled multiple directorship roles at Siemens for over 12 years.

Salagnicoff has invented or co-invented over 25 patents and authored more than 30 scientific publications in ML, analytics and imaging. He is also knowledgeable in intellectual property portfolio management, business and technology issues and numerous data languages, including Python and C++.

He holds a doctorate and master’s degree in computer and information science from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

KPMG offers audit, tax, advisory and strategic alliances services to different government and private industry clients. The firm’s main headquarters is in Amstelveen, Netherlands, while its U.S. headquarters is in New York.


Rajni Samavedam, Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton
Rajni Samavedam,
Booz Allen Hamilton

Rajni Samavedam, Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton

Rajni Samavedam serves as a principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, a government contractor that offers solutions in fields like defense, health care and energy.

As principal, Samavedam advises clients in the public health and life sciences sectors, including the Department of Health and Human Services, Booz Allen said.

Her areas of expertise include public health program management, portfolio analysis, clinical research, data sharing technology and health and science policy.

She also advises government officials on topics such as biosecurity, public health crises, health determinants and maternal health, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Prior to joining Booz Allen in 2005, Samavedam served as a senior study manager at Westat, a research company that provides professional services to clients in the health care, education and transportation sectors.

At Westat, she designed and implemented multi-site field studies and family-based and pediatric studies. She also conducted studies in pediatric cancer for organizations like the National Cancer Institute.

Samavedam earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Smith College and a master’s degree in public health from the Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University. Her advanced studies were focused on women’s health and reproductive epidemiology.

She also holds a certificate in reproductive health research from the University of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


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