Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Announces Executive Hire and Promotion

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy announced that Jennifer Cretu has been promoted to vice president of information technology and pharmacy executive Thomas Michaels has joined the company as vice president of sales and marketing.

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, the nation’s largest privately owned specialty pharmacy servicing the needs of patients and physicians nationwide, announced that Jennifer Cretu has been promoted to vice president of information technology and pharmacy executive Thomas Michaels has joined the company as vice president of sales and marketing.

Thomas Michaels has more than 30 years of pharmaceutical sales, training and marketing experience. Prior to joining Diplomat, he was managing director of the Michigan/Indiana region for Novartis Pharmaceuticals, where he led the sales efforts for both in-line and new product launches across the full portfolio of primary care products. In addition to his sales and marketing expertise, Michaels also was active with talent development programs for Novartis, including diversity and inclusion and women in leadership. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Central Michigan University and has completed executive education training at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

Jennifer Cretu joined Diplomat in 2011 as executive director of information technology. In her new role as vice president of technology, Ms. Cretu is responsible for the overall technology service delivery at Diplomat. The role of health information technology (HIT) is growing at Diplomat and throughout the pharmaceutical industry and is increasingly viewed as a primary tool to reduce and prevent medical errors, reduce health care costs and increase administrative efficiencies.

Prior to joining Diplomat, Cretu served as senior business manager of pharmacy & vision at Walmart.com, and was accountable for the end to end business, managing products and services, customer experience and cross-functional partnerships. Prior to that, she served as business strategy manager in the imaging & printing group of Hewlett-Packard, where she managed growth of the company’s worldwide OEM business and was charged with developing business models, program portfolios and directing contract negotiations.

Ms. Cretu holds a degree in sociology from the University of California, San Diego, and an MBA from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine.

SOURCE: Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy