Nuvera is thrilled to announce the addition of Derek Cothran to our leadership team. His experience across patient services, field support, channel/trade and digital is a welcome addition to our existing and future capabilities for our clients and partners.
Derek has spent his entire career supporting manufacturers – small and large – in identifying and implementing strategies to improve access and optimize the treatment experience. Senior executive roles, in both operations and strategy, have informed his unique perspective in the design of innovative yet practical strategies, while also balancing it against operational execution. Throughout his career, Derek has been actively involved in patient services, field support, channel/trade and payer planning to create a coordinated plan to broaden access to patients in need of emerging or existing medicines and technologies. In the past five years, Derek has been particularly active in identifying and implementing digital solutions that can help manufacturers better engage with patients as well as support healthcare providers in a more meaningful way.
Derek’s versatility has been informed by the roles he’s held throughout this career. He spent 15 years with Lash Group, an AmerisourceBergen company, where he grew into senior leadership roles within operations and then client strategy. He expanded upon this experience while leading Diplomat Pharmacy’s pharma service division and then pursued a career in consulting. He has a degree in physiology and a Master’s in Health Administration from the University of South Carolina. Outside of work, Derek loves spending time in the mountains of western North Carolina and also getting to as many music concerts and festivals as possible. He lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife and three children.
Motivation for Joining Nuvera
I have known the Nuvera leadership team for almost ten years and have always been impressed by their ability to engage brands prior to commercialization to really define an overarching practical patient and provider experience. I am excited to join the team as it allows me to leverage my own professional experience in many new and exciting ways that are quite unique to Nuvera.