We are excited to welcome Brian Schumer to the SOFIE team. Brian joins SOFIE as a Chief Operating Officer.
“I am very excited to join the SOFIE team during an exciting time in the Radiopharmaceutical industry,” says Brian, “their expertise in theranostics and their high capacity network, will provide the opportunity for rapid growth in the coming months and years. By developing, supplying, and delivering diagnostics and therapeutics, we will improve patient outcomes.”
Brian has spent the last 13 years from Jubilant and Triad Isotopes. Brian Schumer, senior executive, and pharmacist with a Doctor of Pharmacy from Purdue University, is a nuclear pharmacy expert who plays a key role in building premier radiopharmacy networks based on a culture of excellence.
Working from his years of experience in commercial nuclear pharmacies as a Pharmacy Manager, head of Supply Chain, Vice President of Pharmacy Operations and Interim President at Jubilant Radiopharmacies, Brian creates an environment that encourages teamwork, autonomy, and creative thinking. Some of his management success (currently manages 700+ employees) has been attributed to his humor and humility, which allow him to easily establish rapport with both customers and colleagues.
Continuously seeking better ways to drive performance, increase revenue and improve profitability—and reward team members who do the same—Brian is skilled at engineering and implementing both operational metrics to improve efficiency and performance-based incentive programs to reward outstanding financial achievement. Seeing the value in understanding every market under his purview, Brian is involved in detailed quarterly business reviews focused on bottom-up financial analysis.
Never one to underestimate the importance of a financially sound organization, Brian knows how to leverage size and market position to diversify supply and reduce costs—in one example, he optimized $136 million in annual product purchases. He also knows how to negotiate—in another example he negotiated a large supply agreement, which totaled $250 million over 5 years, and successfully reduced the price of the most expensive product by 13%. He’s a firm believer in taking advantage of opportunities as soon as they arise, creating price approval tiers which improve autonomy and reduce approval time for customer agreements.
Brian is passionate about learning and development, leading his team members—and the organization at large—to success, even in times of uncertainty and crisis.
A true adventurer in every sense of the word, Brian enjoys life to the fullest with his wife and their four sons. Golf, fishing, and camping are some of his favorites, but his biggest adventure these days is getting each of his sons to the right soccer practice on the right day and time.
Please join us in welcoming Brian to SOFIE Team.