Nick is Managing Partner of Verta Life Sciences, an International Consulting and Product Management Group. He has over 30 years delivering results with global pharmaceutical manufacturing leaders, and launching new products for smaller and virtual Life Sciences companies.
Nicks’ expertise is in Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Design and Management, CDMO Management, Technology Transfer, New Product Introduction and Launches, Strategic Sourcing, and Complex Global Change Program Leadership. He has established and started up new manufacturing facilities globally, rationalized global manufacturing operations, closed and sold manufacturing facilities.
He has been responsible for the annual supply of over $5billion worth of pharmaceutical product globally, ensured multiple new product introductions are successful and on time and he routinely partners with senior executives on M&A, corporate turnarounds, joint venture start-ups, corporate reorganizations and new product approvals and supply.
Nick’s global experience includes working in more than 26 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America and Asia, and has lived in UK, Thailand, South Korea, USA, Canada, and Switzerland.
Nick has an M.Sc. in Design of Production Systems from Loughborough University of Technology, UK, a B.Sc. in Engineering Science from the University of Warwick, UK, and a Lean Sigma Green Belt.
He is a Fédération Européenne d’Association Nationales d’Ingénieus European Engineer, and an Engineering Council of the U.K Chartered Engineer, and a Member of; the Institute of Measurement and Control, the Institute of Engineering and Technology, the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers(ISPE), and is the chair of ISPE’s Operations Management Community of Practice.
Nick lives in Raleigh NC USA with his wife Katharine, in his spare time he enjoys walking, cycling, and skiing.