our senior leadership team.

Our highly experienced leadership team is busy writing the next, most ambitious chapter of our story. Building on a 100+ year heritage, their shared vision of innovation will leverage our expertise, efficiency, and infrastructure to create remarkable new opportunities. The senior leadership team is comprised of the following individuals:

Apurva brings more than 20 years of pharmaceutical experience in global corporate strategy and operations. Prior to joining Cosette, Apurva was part of Amneal Pharmaceutical’s (NYSE: AMRX) executive leadership team with responsibility for global corporate development and strategic growth initiatives. He has broad experience in commercial operations across various channels and in negotiating and integrating businesses globally. While at Amneal, Apurva also co-founded Gemini Laboratories, a successful endocrinology-focused specialty pharmaceuticals company. Before joining Amneal, Apurva served in positions of increasing responsibility at Ranbaxy USA. Prior to Ranbaxy, Apurva was an equity analyst with UBS, JPMorgan and Credit Suisse in New York, covering the US Specialty and Generic Pharmaceuticals sector.

 

Apurva earned his MBA in Finance from Baruch College in New York and Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Accounting from Bombay University.

Kian brings over 27 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry to the Cosette Pharma management team. As the Commercial lead for the company, he is responsible for the Sales and Marketing functions, as well as Customer Service, Contracts and Pricing.

Prior to joining Cosette, Kian successfully led other commercial teams as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Service at Rising Pharmaceuticals, and the Vice President of Sales at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. Before those roles, Kian worked in positions of increasing responsibility within the sales/marketing functions at organizations such as Fougera Pharmaceuticals, Dey Laboratories and Center Laboratories.

Kian has an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, MN, and a BS in Finance from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.

Serge has over 15 years of experience advising pharmaceutical companies through some of their greatest achievements and their toughest challenges. Prior to joining Cosette, Serge was a General Counsel at Wockhardt, a specialty pharmaceutical company. Before Wockhardt, Serge held positions of increasing responsibility at Par Pharmaceutical, an Endo International Company. Prior to going in-house, Serge was an Attorney in the Pharmaceutical Practice at two law firms: Fox Rothschild and Locke Lord. While at these firms, his work carried an emphasis on intellectual property and regulatory issues, including patent prosecution, Hatch-Waxman litigation, counseling and licensing.

Serge earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Doctorate in Chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his law degree from the Seton Hall University School of Law.

As a seasoned Supply Chain and Manufacturing professional, Greg has over 25 years of progressive and diversified management experience within the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. His general management experience has spanned multiple manufacturing facilities covering a variety of dosage forms and at all life-cycle stages.

Greg’s range of leadership experience has included both branded and generic pharma businesses encompassing a variety of business models including specialty Rx and high-volume private label OTC for both owned portfolios as well as a contract manufacturing service provider.

Prior to joining Cosette, Greg has held a variety of leadership positions of increasing levels of scope and responsibility with pharma and medical device firms including; Actavis, Alpharma, C.R. Bard, and Novartis.

Greg received his B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Supply Chain Management from the Pennsylvania State University.

In this vital role, Mindy will provide leadership and direction on all aspects of the Human Resources function, including talent acquisition, total rewards, performance management, employee engagement and HR strategy implementation. She will work closely with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure Cosette continues to build a culture that attracts, retains and develops the best team.

Mindy has more than 25 years’ experience in human resources and joins us from Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories where she was a Senior Director, Human Resources & Talent Solutions. She led a team of HR Business Partners who supported the North America Generics and Proprietary Products businesses, which included multiple manufacturing sites. While there, she worked closely with the senior management team to develop a business transformation strategy to position the organization more competitively in the market for talent.

Prior to Dr. Reddy’s, Mindy held roles with increasing responsibility at Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP). While at ADP, she led a corporate wide diversity initiative to foster an inclusive work environment, implemented programs designed to attract new talent and improved employee retention.  Prior to that, she was a strategic partner to six line businesses in the US and internationally in the Brokerage Services division of ADP

Mindy earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York/College at Oswego.

Rick joins Cosette with over 25 years of experience in Pharmaceutical, Bio-Tech, Fortune 500 Consumer Products, and public accounting. Prior to joining Cosette, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Baudax Bio., a pharmaceutical company focused on innovative products for acute care settings, where he led all financial aspects of implementing the company’s global corporate strategy. Prior to his time at Baudax, Rick served as Vice President, Controller and Treasurer of Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a transnational pharmaceutical company, where he managed Lupin’s U.S. accounting operations, financial reporting and enforcing accounting policies and procedures. Prior to Lupin, Rick served in roles of increasing responsibility at Endo International plc, a specialty pharmaceutical company, including Senior Director, Financial Planning and Analysis and Senior Director, Finance and Accounting. Prior to Endo, Rick served in various financial roles at Campbell Soup Company. Rick spent the initial ten years of his career in public accounting, primarily at Ernst & Young LLP, rising to Senior Manager, Assurance and Advisory Business Services. He holds a B.S. in Business and Economics, with a major in Accounting, from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. from the Johnson School at Cornell University. Rick is a Certified Public Accountant in both Pennsylvania and California and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Cheryl brings over 30 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry in regulatory affairs, quality control and quality assurance in both branded and generic businesses, including both Rx and OTC formulations. She has extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of quality systems, remediation/compliance, regulatory inspections and has led organizations with multiple site locations. Cheryl’s experience spans from early product development, product filings and commercialization.

Prior to joining Cosette, Cheryl held positions of increasing responsibility at Bayer, Alpharma, Actavis, and G&W Laboratories.

Cheryl received her B.S in Biology from Marshall University.