is uniquely qualified to maximize the human potential of your company.
With over 35 years of leadership and people experience, Tim
has the technical skills and consulting expertise to fast forward the executive search process, develop C-Suite candidates in one-on-one coaching or speak to an audience of 1000.
Prior to founding Ruef and Associates, Tim was a senior consultant in a retained executive search firm.
Before this, Tim held key management positions for several prominent pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer and Merck and launched over eight products in the U.S., Europe and Canada.
directed the launch and commercial development of new products in arthritis and oncology for Merck
One of these products, with 2nd year sales of over $2 Billion, was deemed the largest, fastest, and most successful launch in Merck
Tim started his industry career in pharmaceutical sales with Pfizer, and subsequently transitioned to marketing before joining Lederle Pharmaceuticals where he managed the anti-infective business prior to assuming leadership of the hospital/oncology business for Lederle, Canada. Moving back to headquarters as Business Unit Director, Cardiovasculars he launched a new product for hypertension and led a co-promotion initiative with Wyeth/Ayerst and Robins.
During this period he
accepted a special appointment to speed development of a new oncology product.
As Project Director, Lederle Oncology
built a multidivisional, high-performance team, which reduced the time required to bring the product to market by nine months.
Following this Tim assumed responsibility as Vice President, General Manager of Medi Cine Inc., a healthcare communications company in New York City where he increased revenues 34 percent in his two-year tenure.
Returning to the client side of the business, Tim
developed strategy, positioning, and core launch programs for a new arthritis product and later developed key components of the launch strategy for a major cholesterol compound with current sales of over $10 billion.
Tim holds a BA degree in Psychology from the University of San Francisco, an MPA in Human Resource Management from the University of Colorado in Boulder, and Executive Education certificates from the University of Virginia, Columbia and Duke.
He has served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Marketing at Fairleigh Dickenson University in Teaneck.
has authored several articles on Executive Integration, produced a video entitled, "Hiring for Success", and co-authored an article published in Pharmaceutical Executive, entitled "Breakthrough!
A New Route to Develop Drugs More Quickly," Tim
has presented at numerous conferences on topics involving leadership, marketing, executive selection and organization development.
He is a former Captain and Ranger in the United States Army.
"I have spent a considerable amount of time with Tim Ruef on the telephone.