Polaris is proud to announce that Ben Carmel, Managing Director of the San Francisco office and Business Development Lead for the Boston office, has been promoted to Senior Principal.
Ben joined Polaris in December 2009, and was one of the first people to enter the firm with existing aggregate spend experience, having worked at Accenture on multiple aggregate spend projects, including implementing a major pharmaceutical company’s system. Ben led the effort to create Polaris’ best-in-class transparency platform and established himself as a global transparency thought leader, as well as an authority on HCP engagements.
Beyond Ben’s instrumental role in the development of our transparency platform, he has never shied away from a challenge, moving his family from the East Coast to San Francisco to help lead and grow an office that now accounts for a significant portion of Polaris’s annual revenue with satisfied clients across our service portfolio.
Ben has also transformed the way Polaris does business across the life science compliance spectrum, from large global pharmaceutical firms to pre-launch biotech firms. From product and business development to delivery, training and support, Ben continues to help define Polaris’ strategic direction. Ben is PMP® Certified and has over 12 years of consulting and project management experience assisting pharmaceutical and medical device companies with a variety of subject matter and technology services.
Going forward, Ben will be responsible for Transparency Go-To-Market globally. Additionally, he will help set direction for our next generation transparency platform, while continuing to oversee the San Francisco and Boston offices.