Incorporated in 1998, Viking Healthcare Solutions became the first National Account Contract Sales Organization in the United States. Since that time, Viking has established itself as the premier provider of corporate account services and strategic planning support to both the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.
William Finneran, R.Ph. | President
"Bill brings strong market research and government affairs experience to the Viking team."
Bill has 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and related industries. Prior to Viking, he was responsible for the development and implementation of all managed healthcare, government, and trade marketing programs at Astra USA. He also headed their Professional Relations Department. Before Astra, Bill worked for Eli Lilly and Company in sales and marketing. He also managed clinical programs for PCS Health Systems. Bill has a B.S. in Pharmacy from Northeastern University.
Kevin J. Donlan R.Ph., M.S. | Managing Partner
"As a former Pharmacy Director with one of the top commercial Payers, Kevin brings the perspective of the payer to the team."
Kevin joined Viking in 2004 as a managing partner. In this role, he coordinates managed care activities for the Western United States. Kevin came to Viking after 15 years of experience at United Health Group. In that association, he served in a multitude of roles: PBM Director at Diversified Pharmaceutical Services, President of Ingenix Pharmaceutical Services, and Vice President of Corporate Pharmacy Services for United Health Group as a whole.
William J. Grunick, R.Ph. | Managing Partner
"Contract analysis is Bill's greatest skill, assisting Viking customers in pricing decision making."
William cofounded Viking Healthcare Solutions, Inc. in 1998. Early in his career, he worked in marketing and sales at Eli Lilly and Company. In 1989, he was hired by Prescription Group Administrators, Inc. to start the Pharmacy Benefit Management Division of General Computer Corporation, representing clients like Wal-Mart, Rite Aid, and several national Blue Cross plans. More recently, he was a Senior Manager of National Accounts with Astra USA, where he managed prelaunch planning and successful introductions of many pharmaceutical products. William has a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Toledo.
Ron Forest | Director of National Accounts
"Ron is Viking's West Coast expert with strong relationships with both Kaiser and Medical."
Ron has almost 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech and related industries. Ron began his career with Rhone-Poulenc Rorer in 1984. As Director of Corporate Accounts, Ron was responsible for virtually all key National Accounts; MCO, PBM, GPO, VA/DoD, State/Federal and LTC. More recently, Ron has been involved with MedMined, Inc and Esprit Pharma where again he was responsible for all key National Accounts in the U.S. Ron has a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Oregon.
Krista Maier | Government Programs
"Krista provides extensive insights into government payer systems and leverages those on behalf of Viking clients."
Krista's professional experience includes being a Government Research/Contract Analyst with Shire US, Inc. Krista was responsible for all aspects of Medicaid contracting including supplemental rebate agreements and state prescription drug programs. Her knowledge base includes contract review, break-even analysis, forecasting, and legislation analysis. Krista has a B.A. in Public Relations from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
John Ross | Advisory Boards and Operations
John has over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. He has held a wide range of positions and responsibilities that have included sales, field sales management, and contracting. At times, he has worked extensively with state legislatures and committees to help ensure that appropriate guidelines have been instituted, especially as regards the Preferred Drug List. His last position was as Vice President of Managed Markets at Esprit Pharma. There he was essential in developing contract strategies and territories.
Susan Comeau | Advisory Boards and Operations
Susan’s professional experience stems from an 11-year career with Astra USA. Her most recent position was Marketing Operations Associate of Corporate Accounts. Susan worked with marketing managers in implementing customized marketing programs targeting trade, managed care, government, and hospital systems. She was also responsible for the annual budget, monitoring marketing program budgets, coordinating attendance at all conventions, and developing continuing education programs directed toward hospital and retail pharmacies. Susan received her B.A. from Assumption College in Massachusetts.
June Bosco | Director, Corporate Accounts - Specialty Pharmacy
“ June brings a Specialty Pharmacy focus to the Viking Team”
June has over 20 years of pharmaceutical and biotech experience working in both sales and marketing capacities for a variety of mid to large pharma and biotech companies. She has managed all National Payer types including HMO’s, PBM’s, Specialty Pharmacies, LTC and Retail Pharmacy Chains. Her experience while at both Genentech and Gilead includes the launch and development of Specialty products including those requiring a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy ( REMS ).