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Ron Squarer brings 20 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry to his role as Hospira's senior vice president and chief commercial officer. In this position, created in February 2010, Squarer is responsible for delivering profitable global revenue growth across Hospira's portfolio through effective regional strategy execution that includes successful new product launches.
Before assuming his current position, Squarer served as Hospira's senior vice president of Global Marketing and Corporate Development. In that role he was responsible for long-term growth, global business strategy, upstream marketing activities and pipeline optimization for Hospira's entire portfolio, including Specialty Injectable Pharmaceuticals (SIP) and Medication Management Systems (MMS). He
also retained responsibility for global business development from his previous position as corporate vice president of Global Strategy and Business Development, which he assumed in January 2007.
Squarer joined Hospira following its acquisition of Mayne Pharma, Ltd., in 2007. His experience in the biopharmaceutical industry includes product marketing, business development and strategy. At Mayne, he served as senior vice president of Global Corporate and Business Development, where he led Mayne's licensing, acquisition and partnership activities.
He joined Mayne from Pfizer Inc., where he held various roles and served on the oncology licensing review committee, global commercial leadership team and strategic advisory board. Squarer was involved in acquiring key portfolio assets and shepherded multiple oncology products into registration trials. He also has extensive experience in the infectious disease and neuroscience therapeutic areas, acquired through his licensing and new product development responsibilities at Pfizer.
Prior to Pfizer, Squarer held various positions at SmithKline Beecham in the United
States and Europe.
He earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and a master's degree in business administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.