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Ashfield Commercial and Medical Services has announced that Clint Burrus has taken on the role of CEO of its Market Access business unit located at the Market Access headquarters in Durham, North Carolina, USA.

Clint takes over the role from Steve Stefano. Steve Stefano and Bill Leonard, founders, will continue with the company and remain very active in the business. They assume the newly created position of Managing Director(s). Clint was previously Senior Vice President, Business Development, Ashfield Market Access where he was responsible for identifying new business opportunities and ensuring the successful execution of key client projects.

Prior to joining Ashfield, Mr. Burrus held a variety of executive positions at GlaxoSmithKline, King Pharmaceuticals and Pozen. Most recently prior to Ashfield, Clint was an independent consultant advising the healthcare industry on commercial strategies across a wide range of functional activities. Clint has worked for 34 years in the pharmaceutical industry. His executive responsibilities included leading business units in managed markets, Federal and State Government Affairs, pricing, trade, public policy, training, sales and marketing operations, as well as chairing pricing committees and inventory management committees. Clint says, “I appreciate the opportunity to lead this business unit. Additionally, I am grateful that Steve and Bill, having laid an excellent foundation, will continue to participate in growing our business.”

Steve, the previous CEO, Ashfield Market Access, and Bill Leonard, the prior COO, will continue to be significantly involved with Ashfield Market Access in the role of Managing Directors. Steve will focus his efforts on strategy, sales and finance. Bill will be focused on strategy and operations.  The new roles for Clint, Steve and Bill are designed to continue the growth the Market Access Business Unit has experienced in previous years. Further the unit will deliver additional creative service offering for all clients.

Clint’s deep commercial experience, as well as his well-established relationships with senior executives in the pharmaceutical industry, make him an ideal person to continue the growth and success of Ashfield Market Access.” – Steve Stefano, Managing Director Ashfield Market Access. Bill Leonard adds, “Steve and I working along with Clint will remain actively involved in the day-to-day business to ensure the business remains as usual for all clients.”

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