CEO

Amit Jain

Amit is CEO of Southside Specialty Pharmacy. Most recently, he was the Operating Partner at Frazier Healthcare, where he defined Frazier’s investment strategy for the Specialty Pharmacy and Pharma Services Industry.

Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President and Head of Business Operations at Omnicare, Inc., a Fortune 500 healthcare services company. In this role, reporting directly to the CEO, he had full responsibility for operations, sales and account management for both Omnicare’s business units, Specialty Care Group and Long Term Care Group. He was a core member of the team responsible for transforming the organization to deliver accelerated revenue and EBITDA growth which resulted in the strategic sale of the company to CVS Health for $12.5 billion, one of the largest healthcare transactions in 2015.

Prior to Omnicare, he was Vice President and Global Head of Healthcare Vertical for Headstrong, Inc. Headstrong, now a part of Genpact, is a global consultancy providing end to end technology consulting and outsourcing services across the finance and healthcare industries with an operating footprint across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. In his most recent position, Amit was directly accountable for the global P&L of the Healthcare Vertical business unit where he implemented a range of initiatives to turn a declining operation into Headstrong’s second largest and highest growth business unit.

Amit holds an MBA from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, France as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Nagpur University, India.

Senior Vice President of Sales

Marlon Davis

Marlon is responsible for leading all aspects of sales, marketing and infusion management functions, while structuring complex business deals and driving sales through new account acquisitions, management of existing accounts, and serves as the primary executive for continued growth in the market.

Before joining Southside/Appian Rx, Marlon served as the Vice President of Sales and Commercial Operations at Iroko Pharmaceuticals.  In this role, reporting directly to the CEO, he had full responsibility for all commercial operations, sales, marketing, and the specialty pharmacy business group (copay assistance strategies, contracted pharmacies, contracted reimbursement, and customer service operations).

Marlon brings 28 years of experience to the role in both specialty pharmaceutical/biotech and commercial sectors.  Marlon’s progressive career includes 3 start-up companies where he helped to commercialize products across multiple therapeutic areas to billion-dollar brands successfully.  Marlon’s diverse sales and marketing leadership success include experience with key manufacturers: Iroko, Allergan (formerly MAP Pharmaceuticals), Sunovion, and Rhone-Poulenc Rorer.

Marlon received a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Seton Hall University and a master’s degree in Strategic Management from Steven’s Institute of Technology.

Chief of Digital and Chief Information Officer

Rusty Lewis

Rusty is Chief Digital and Chief Information Officer. He has more than 35 years of experience in Technology with the last 25 exclusively in Health Care covering Clinical systems including Pharmacy Systems, Medication Administration Systems, IV Infusion Pump Development, along with Pharmacy and Med Surg Distribution and GPOs.

Rusty has worked in a variety of senior leadership roles at McKesson, AmerisourceBergen, Vizient, and Texas Instruments as well serving in leadership and consulting roles in early stage VC and Private Equity backed health care growth companies.

He has successfully lead teams ranging in size from 10 to over 1000 development staff. He has written two books and numerous articles on the impact of technology on patient outcomes and is a frequent speaker at health care conferences.

Head of Operations

Pavlos Pavlidis R. Ph.

Pavlos is Head Of Operations. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. He has extensive healthcare leadership experience with Fortune 50 companies in areas such as: Specialty, Pharmacy, Pharmacy benefit Management, Pharma, Biotech and Patient Services.

He has been recognized for delivering best in class financial results, and company targets and growth.

He is passionate about leading, coaching, mentoring, and developing strong and successful cross functional teams.

Prior to joining Southside, Pavlos has held various leadership roles with CVS Pharmacy, Merck, Medco Health, Biogen, and OptumRx.

His commitment is to help shape and improve the future of healthcare in our country.

Founder & Advisor to the Southside Management Team

Harish D. Katharani

Mr. Harish D Katharani serves as Advisor to the Southside management team. Harish is the original founder of the Southside group of companies. Mr. Katharani is a registered pharmacist and has a B.Sc. degree from Texas Southern University. He is an accomplished entrepreneur and is actively involved in and supports multiple charities, specifically those that help treat and educate patients affected by HIV and cancer.

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