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Jean-Pierre COVILARD

Founding Partner

Jean-Pierre has been active in the healthcare sector for more than 27 years in both consultancy and the pharma industry, where he started to work in finance and market access.

In over 21 years as a strategy consultant, he has worked with many diverse client companies, across a wide range of therapeutic areas, successfully guiding them through the development of more effective strategic plans, challenging them to optimize their investment decisions and supporting them to maximize the impact of their business opportunity assessments.

In 2011, Jean-Pierre teamed up with Isabelle Cami to create Quadrant, with the aim of providing healthcare companies with bespoke solutions that really make a difference.

Jean-Pierre graduated from EDHEC Business School in France. He enjoys architecture and seeks to voyage by boat whenever possible.

Isabelle CAMI

Founding Partner

Isabelle graduated from ESSEC Business School in France, and since then she has gained over 27 years’ experience in the healthcare sector, including several years within industry, to the level of Country Manager for DAKO.

Before founding Quadrant, Isabelle also gained experience in consulting, working for ADL, ZS Associates, and ISO Healthcare Group, now part of Monitor Deloitte, where she met Jean-Pierre Covilard.

Isabelle and Jean-Pierre became business partners in 2011, teaming up to create Quadrant, and during almost 10 years together they have provided bespoke solutions that have really made a difference to a diverse range of healthcare companies, both global and local entities, across a wide range of therapeutic areas, and life-cycle stages.

Isabelle’s particular area of interest is leveraging the use of biomarkers and diagnostics to create more holistic product offerings, although as an experienced consultant she has collaborated successfully on numerous other projects. Typical examples include performance optimization through organizational design/re-design, supporting client teams to develop effective launch readiness strategies (for pharmaceuticals, biotech products or diagnostics), as well as optimizing strategic and tactical plans.

Away from work, Isabelle enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family and friends, as well as travelling for fun to learn about other cultures.

Laurent DUBALEN

Partner

Laurent has over 20 years’ experience in life sciences, in both consultancy (starting his career at ZS Associates), and pharmaceutical companies (Sanofi, Sandoz). His expertise covers global brand strategy, competitive readiness and performance analysis, especially across onco-hematology, respiratory, immunology and rare diseases, as well as a wide-range of other therapeutic areas. Additionally, his years at Sandoz France as a commercial director for the hospital portfolio gave him an in-depth understanding of the generics business. As a consultant, Laurent has proven himself to be an effective sparring partner for international cross-functional teams of several leading pharmaceutical and diagnostics companies.

Laurent studied engineering at ENSTA Paristech in France, and he still enjoys being based in Paris, although he will take advantage of any opportunity to go back to the South West of France where he grew up.

Sarah HUTT

Sarah has over 20 years of experience in life sciences across all stages of the brand life-cycle. She has specific interest in developing marketing and market access strategies, pre-license / pre-launch. Before becoming a consultant, Sarah spent 14 years working within the healthcare industry, reaching Director level positions in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, with responsibility for Sales, Marketing, Market Access, Medical, and Business Intelligence functions. Her experience spans across human and animal life sciences, aqua health, and animal nutrition technology, and she has led projects involving vaccines, biologics, phytoceuticals, nutraceuticals and enzymes. Sarah has worked with Global brand teams, European brand teams, and those based within the UK and Ireland, representing a wide range of companies from Global ‘Top 5’, through mid-size, to biotech start-ups.

Sarah studied biochemistry at Aberystwyth University in the UK. She is now based in London, where she enjoys walking with her dog in the many parks, and making full use of the art galleries, theatres, and cinemas. Sarah also has a passion for early 20th Century architecture and spends as much time as possible travelling to the Art Deco capitals of the World, as well as working on Victorian or Edwardian renovation projects.

Brian NEEDHAM

Brian has been working as a strategy consultant in healthcare and life sciences for about ten years, first at Deloitte and now at Quadrant. His previous experiences have included supporting leading pharmaceutical companies and healthcare providers address strategic and operational challenges.  Brian has lived and worked in the USA, UK, and France, while providing consulting services to healthcare clients across 10+ countries globally.

Brian holds an MBA and a Master’s in Health Administration from the Ohio State University and an undergraduate degree in Finance from James Madison University.  Today he is based in Paris, and as a cooking enthusiast and new father, he enjoys experimenting with new recipes that he can test out on his growing family.

Sébastien PLANCHE

Sébastien has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry both with consulting agencies and pharmaceutical companies. As a consultant, he has developed expertise in brand planning, as well as process and organization design (including territory alignment, sales force effectiveness optimization and dashboarding) as a specialized consultant of the the pharma sector. Sébastien also worked 7 years at Astellas Pharma France as Business Services Manager for the French affiliate. Within Astellas, he managed 4 operational teams, Sales Force Effectiveness, Market Research, Market Access and Congresses, and participated in numerous Astellas Pan-European projects including Veeva implementation and European SFE project streams.

Sébastien is a Doctor in Pharmacy and graduated from the ESSEC business school in France.

Daniel SWANN

Daniel has over 10 years of experience in the healthcare space, working across pharmaceutical, biotech and payer clients. His expertise focuses on commercialisation, market access, and strategy. Amongst others, he has led projects relating to blockbuster product launches, portfolio management, strategic pricing, assets commercial due diligence, and corporate strategy. He has completed work across specialties with a particular focus on oncology, neurology, and auto-immune diseases.

Daniel was formerly an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company in Switzerland where he was a core member of the Healthcare practice working across Europe and the US. He has an MPhil from the University of Oxford (Brasenose College) and a BA from University College London. He is fluent in English, French, and Italian. He is based in Geneva and, outside of work, he enjoys making the most of the nearby lakes and mountains whether it is by skiing, hiking, or cycling. He also has a passion for rugby, cooking, and good wine.

Ebony BUEHLER

Ebony Anchelle Buehler holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Columbia University, New York, and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from New York University, for which her focus was Comparative Health Systems and Financial Management. This allowed her to gain valuable experience relating to health payer, provider, and non-profit organizations, which triggered an interest in the healthcare ecosystem. Ebony was able to develop her interest in healthcare further when she was selected to spend a year in Berlin as a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow, collaborating with senior leaders in both pharmaceutical and payer organizations.

Having gained over 7 years’ experience as a general management consultant, supporting clients with a wide range of business needs across a variety of business sectors, Ebony is excited to bring her diverse experience to Quadrant, where she will be able to specialize in supporting clients in the healthcare space.

Ebony is a member of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) where she serves on the Global Educational Advisory Committee and with Democrats Abroad where she serves as the Membership Chair of the Berlin Regional Chapter. Ebony resides in Berlin with her husband and two children. In her (limited!) spare time, she enjoys visiting museums and spending time with family and friends.

Christophe LUSARDI

Christophe has more than nine years of consulting experience, working on a wide range of French, European, and international projects. He has worked on a wide variety of healthcare products in different medical indications including lung cancer, breast cancer, rheumatoid polyarthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and multiple sclerosis. His areas of expertise include providing quantitative and analytical support to life sciences projects for clinical trial enrolment, assessment of current market and competitive environments, elaboration of integrated strategies, identification of partnership opportunities, and development of country / global forecasting platforms. Prior to joining Quadrant, he worked at international consulting firm Corporate Value Associates in China, Japan, and Australia.

Christophe studied Applied Mathematics at Centrale Paris and Finance at the ESSEC business school and is fluent in French, Italian, and English. He is now based in Basel, and he enjoys reading books on Italian history and exploring the Italian mountains where his family originated.

Marine RAVELEAU

Marine has five years of consultancy experience in the healthcare industry. She has participated in projects related to strategic thinking, opportunity assessment (asset valuation, geographic expansion, business development) and organization design (diagnosis and redesign of key pharma functions, including in redundancy plan contexts). Before that she worked 2.5 years for EY’s audit division, for clients in the life sciences sector but also media and luxury (fashion and spirits).

Marine holds a Masters of Engineering (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers) and a Masters of Sciences in Biomedical Engineering (Paris Descartes). As a former gymnast, yoga practice has become part of her daily routine to revive her old passion. Marine is French and based in Paris, although she has a particular fondness for traveling: tropical destinations with wild underwater ecosystems are on top of her list.

Pauline REBAUDET

Pauline has five years of strategy consulting experience with a strong exposure to the healthcare and life sciences sectors, which started at Advention Business Partners. She has contributed to dozens of strategy projects for major Medtech and Diagnostics players in EU-5 countries and the U.S., including new market entry and opportunity assessments. She has also conducted over twenty other projects in various industries.

Pauline holds a master’s in management from ESCP Europe, a French Business School. She has a passion for trekking, especially at high altitudes. She loves to travel around the world and is also addicted to jogging.

Paul PIJULET

Paul has three years of experience in strategic planning and tool development for new and existing innovative therapies in life sciences. In particular, Paul has gained expertise identifying critical success factors for personalized healthcare companies developing targeted therapies. Paul has worked with brand teams across local, regional and global levels for both Top 10 and mid-sized pharmaceutical companies.

Paul holds a master’s in management from emlyon business school. He is based in Paris where he enjoys the large selection of restaurants and the diversity of the concerts and musical events. As a former professional swimmer, you might see him at the swimming pool trying to revive his old passion.

Virginie LE PEILLET

Virginie Le Peillet is the Office Manager for Quadrant Healthcare. With over 15 years’ experience in Office Management, Human Resources, and Accounting, Virginie ensures internal policies and procedures are correctly implemented.

In addition, by managing the many and various administrative tasks necessary to keep Quadrant running smoothly, Virginie enables applicants, clients and Quadrant Consultants to focus more of their time and energy on core business activities.

Virginie moved back to Paris from California, where she enjoyed hiking & the sunny weather. She loves traveling and discovering new cultures, cuisines and customs. For her next travel adventure Virginie is planning to visit Asia.