Jan Makela is a graduate of The George Washington University (1993) Executive MBA Program.
Jan has 3 decades of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. His last role was with the Urology, Injectables and Dermik Business Unit of Sanofi-Aventis the third largest pharmaceutical company in the world managing the sales operations of seven sales forces and nine products.
In addition to his role in operations he is passionate about people development and headed a task force for the National Business Unit identifying operational needs, the performance management process and employee engagement results.
Additionally he is a principle in the field sales management evolution process for the business unit.
He was the head of manager development for the Mid Atlantic area working with both young and experienced managers in areas such as multi-discipline team building, planning, performance management, and cross functional processes.
He was one of seven national managers assigned to redesign Work Life Balance for corporate field based management as well organizational restructuring of two field based operations.
Jan was recognized by both the Gallup Organization and the Hay Group as of the top tier managers in the pharmaceutical industry and is known for turning around underperforming business operations.
Jan has past experience as well in corporate strategic planning and product development, regional business operations as well as director of managed market for much of the Eastern United States.
He is currently a nationally certified trainer numerous topics companies and does public seminars around the United States on a variety of topics