John Fraher

John Fraher

Chief Executive Officer

John was previously President at Aptalis Pharmaceutical Technologies. Prior to Aptalis, he held a number of executive positions at Eurand, including CEO, President, and Chief Commercial Officer. He also held positions with a number of multinational pharmaceutical companies in Ireland.

John holds a degree in biochemistry from University College Dublin, Ireland.

Matt Perry

Matt Perry

Vice President, Operations & Chief Supply Chain Officer

Matt is responsible for leading all activities related to Operations, which include all Quality functions, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Global Information Technology. Matt brings over 25 years of Operations experience and joins us from Atrium Innovations, a Nestle Health Science company, where he led the global supply chain and all manufacturing operations. Prior to Atrium Innovations, Matt spent nearly twenty years with Johnson & Johnson, leading global teams across the Pharmaceutical, Consumer, and Medical Device sectors. Matt holds a Bachelor’s of Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Ajay Damani

Ajay Damani

Vice President, Business Unit Leader – Pharmaceutical Technologies

Ajay leads our Pharmaceutical Technologies business unit, including commercial, marketing and business development teams.

He joined Adare from Lonza (formerly Capsugel), where he was Senior Director, Global Pharmaceutical Business Development and a member of the leadership team. Prior to this position, Ajay worked for Merck in R&D Strategy and Portfolio Management, and for Booz&Co and Marakon Associates in Life Science strategy consulting.

Ajay holds dual degrees from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and a Bachelor of Economics from The Wharton School of Business.

Giovanni Ortenzi

Giovanni Ortenzi

Vice President, Pharmaceutical Development & Chief Technical Officer

Giovanni leads our global pharmaceutical development, technical services and operational excellence teams. He was previously Vice President, Quality at Adare leading quality assurance, quality control, clinical quality assurance and compliance teams. Prior to that, he led the quality teams at Aptalis Pharmaceutical Technologies. Giovanni held leading positions at Eurand, including Industrial Operations Director–Europe. He also formerly held quality and manufacturing positions with Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Giovanni holds degrees in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacy from the University La Sapienza in Rome, Italy.

Giuseppe Di Vincenzo

Giuseppe Di Vincenzo

Vice President, Strategy

Giuseppe leads our strategy, communications and internal pipeline development teams.

He was previously Vice President, Strategic and Commercial Development at Adare where he was responsible for commercial strategy, marketing, business development and internal pipeline development activities. Prior to that, he was Vice President Global Sales and Strategy at Aptalis Pharmaceutical Technologies. Before joining Aptalis, he held a number of senior positions at Eurand. He also held roles with Élan Corporation and Arthur D. Little.

Giuseppe holds a degree in Biology from the University Federico II of Naples, Italy and a Master of Business Administration from the London Business School, United Kingdom.

Daniel Belanger

Daniel Belanger

Vice President, Human Resources

Daniel holds the position of Vice President, Human Resources. He previously served as the Global Human Resources Business Partner of Aptalis Pharmaceutical Technologies. Over the past 17 years, he held various leadership roles in human resources for Aptalis Pharma and Axcan Pharma.

Daniel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Montreal, Canada.

Frédéric Appert

Frédéric Appert

Vice President, Business Unit Leader – Microbiome

Frédéric leads our Microbiome business unit where he is responsible for all commercial activities, including driving growth of our brand strategy efforts and commercial operations.

Frédéric has over 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical operational management, including international development, country management, business unit management, strategic marketing and team leadership. Prior to joining Adare, he was the International Commercial Director at Laboratoires Mayoly Spindler.

Frédéric earned a Master in Medical Management from École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris and also has earned a PhD in Pharmacy from Université Paris XI.

Craig Sheehan

Craig Sheehan

General Manager, Consumer Products

Craig leads the Consumer Products / OTC subsidiary of Adare Pharma Solutions which is called Activ Nutritional, LLC. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the strategy for the business segment as well as coordination of all support activities including Marketing, Sales, R&D, and Operations.

Craig brings more than 20 years of consumer products experience to Adare across both R&D and Marketing roles, which includes extensive experience in launching new products, building brands, and leading marketing and cross-functional teams. Prior to joining Adare, he was Vice President of Marketing for Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements at Church & Dwight, Co. Inc. Over his career, Craig has had the pleasure of growing iconic brands such as Arm & Hammer® toothpaste, First Response® pregnancy tests, OxiClean® stain fighters, and Vitafusion® gummy vitamins.

Craig holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and MBA from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.