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Thomas Sluby

Vice President of Sales and Commercial Learning

Executive Summary & Candidate Overview

Thomas brings strong leadership skills to his roles, having spearheaded successful initiatives to drive organizational growth and enhance performance. His expertise lies in strategic planning, team management, and stakeholder engagement. Thomas is adept at identifying opportunities for improvement and implementing innovative solutions to achieve business objectives.

Accomplishments and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Throughout his career, Thomas has delivered impressive results, including exceeding revenue targets, launching successful products, and building high-performing teams. He has a track record of driving sales growth, improving operational efficiency, and establishing strong relationships with key stakeholders. Thomas's strategic mindset and proactive approach have contributed to his success in delivering sustainable business outcomes.

Location and Travel
  • Open to: On-Site, Hybrid, and Remote Roles.

  • Remote Roles: Willing to consider remote opportunities based on specific position requirements.

  • Compensation Seeking: Open to discussing compensation details upon scheduling a meeting.

  • Position Seeking: Seeking Leadership roles in Sales within the pharmaceutical industry.

Work Experience
  1. Vice President Sales and Commercial Learning

    • Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - Bridgewater, NJ

    • 2021 to 2024

    • Led Cardiovascular Sales and Training teams to launch a dual SGLT 1 and 2 inhibitor for Heart Failure, driving top-line sales results.

  2. Vice President, Oncology Sales

    • TerSera Therapeutics - Deerfield, IL

    • 2020 to 2021

    • Led a US sales team responsible for Carcinoid Syndrome (ONCOLOGY), Acute Urticaria, and Breast Cancer, exceeding revenue targets.

  3. Head, Oncology Sales

    • Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - Basking Ridge, NJ

    • 2019 to 2020

    • Led sales efforts for Xermelo, a rare disease medication, achieving significant revenue growth and exceeding targets.

  4. Director, Field Force Effectiveness

    • Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - Basking Ridge, NJ

    • 2018 to 2019

    • Provided strategic guidance to Sales Leaders and led initiatives to optimize field force effectiveness.

  5. Vice President, Sales and Operations


    • 2016 to 2017

    • Led total business operations, performance management, and people development, driving growth and profitability.

  6. National Business Director

    • INVENTIV HEALTH - Somerset, NJ

    • 2014 to 2016

    • Oversaw sales performance and executed sales and marketing strategies for multiple national sales forces.

  7. Senior Vice President, Global Client Relations Group

    • TACONIC, INC - New York, NY

    • 2011 to 2013

    • Provided leadership to sales and marketing teams, driving revenue growth and enhancing client relationships.

  8. Director, Customer Strategy, Development and Operations

    • EISAI, INC

    • 2009 to 2011

    • Aligned commercial strategies with managed market segments and led marketing initiatives for oncology portfolio.

  9. National Sales Director

    • EISAI, INC

    • 2006 to 2009

    • Drove revenue growth in multiple therapeutic areas, implemented performance management processes, and developed sales talent.

  10. National Sales Director, Neurology

    • EISAI, INC

    • 2004 to 2006

    • Launched products, managed field sales teams, and ensured compliance with regulatory requirements.

  11. Regional Sales Director

    • EISAI, INC - Great Lakes, IL

    • 2001 to 2004

    • Drove sales growth in the Great Lakes region, built incentive compensation plans, and directed sales teams.

  12. President and Chair

    • EISAI, INC - Chicago, IL

    • 1998 to 2003

    • Led organizational restructuring efforts, developed strategic plans, and enhanced fundraising initiatives.

  13. District Sales Manager, Medical Sales Specialist, Sales and Marketing Representative


    • 1988 to 2001

    • Held various sales and management roles, driving business growth and building customer relationships.

  14. Professional Athlete


    • 1984 to 1985

  • M.S. in Administration, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME - South Bend, IN - 1987

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