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An online marketplace that allows hospital pharmacies the capability to trade and/or acquire urgently needed medications in real time.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Healthcare Services
  • Location Denver, CO, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2009
  • Employees 1
  • Website

Company Summary

ExchangeMeds is an online marketplace that allows hospital pharmacies the capability to trade and/or acquire urgently needed medications (i.e. drug shortages) in real time. Many drugs are in short supply and >$3 billion of expired drugs are sent back to the manufacturer each year. Drug shortages and excess inventory cost pharmacies up to $250k per year . ExchangeMeds reduces costs to pharmacies and the environment.


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    Anand Shukla
    Founder and CEO

    Anand Shukla started his career as a pharmacist and has over 18 years experience in pharmacy retail, research, and manufacturing. Anand has held roles with Walgreens, Sandoz, Watson and Fibrogen. Anand holds a Master of Science degree in industrial pharmacy from the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy at Long Island University and an MBA from the John Sperling School of Business at University of Phoenix.

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    David Hassler
    Director of Technology

    David Hassler is a Senior Software Engineer at LivingSocial. He is a core contributor on multiple websites that utilized distributed architectures, responsive design and creative architectures. He is also an experienced Java application programmer. He has extensive web and distributed application experience.

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    William Scales
    Director of Pharmacy Operations

    Bill has over 30 years experience as a retail pharmacist, managing day to day operations including inventory management. He managed pharmacy operations for Walgreens and saw the market grow from 30 stores and one district to over 80 stores and three districts.

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    Samuel Smith
    Chief Marketing Counsel

    Sam has been fortunate to serve leaders in more than 15 industries, and his client list includes the likes of Volvo Cars North America, Sprint Wireless, Ericsson, Avaya, ADT, Arrow Electronics, Wake Forest University, the University of Colorado, Janney Montgomery Scott, TD Waterhouse, Prentice-Hall, Sporting News and the United States Air Force Public Affairs Division. He holds a PhD in Communications from the University of Colorado.

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    Guy Kevin Townsend
    Patent and Business Advisor

    Kevin has 23 years of experience in software/ computer systems/ electronics/ biotechnology/ and biopharma patent acquisition, opinions, IP transactions, litigation, and licensing, including: direct management of more than 25 major products and 10 years in law firms. Kevin has more than 10 years in house experience with J&J and Eli Lilly. Kevin has an IP JD; an MS in physics, chemistry and molecular biology, and is admitted to the PA Bar.

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    Steve Parry
    Sales Consultant

    Steve Parry is President of Sandler Training by Sales Productivity. Over the past 24 years, Steve has helped sales and professional teams become more focused and successful. His various roles have provided him the opportunity to speak and train before diverse groups across USA, as well as in Mexico, Canada, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden and Japan.

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    John Thompson
    CFO/Business Advisor

    John has over 30 years of financial experience and 20 years experience as a CFO in small to medium-sized businesses. Building on a solid foundation received at a premier accounting firm, John went on to drive profitability and enhance corporate cash flow for small and mid-sized companies in diverse industries. John has an MBA in Accounting and a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington in Seattle.

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    Jim Nollsch
    Business Consultant

    Jim Nollsch has fifteen years of experience as an operator, investment banker, and management consultant. Jim has provided leadership on M & A, to product management teams and technical development organizations. Jim has held roles with FMI Capital Advisors, McDATA, The Fuel Team and was a founder of eCollege. He has an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern.

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    Ken Bart
    Legal Advisor

    Ken has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate and business law, as well as securities and investment-related law. Ken worked for several years as Senior In-House Counsel for a company in Denver and is now focused on bringing that experience to his clients through excellent legal work and strong, lasting client relationships. Education: Pepperdine University School of Law J.D.

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    Alex Mathews
    Pharmacy Consultant

    Alex Mathews is a Pharmacist with over 15 years of experience in a variety of practice settings. He has worked worked in retail, hospital, longterm care, and managed care organizations with a focus on streamlining the purchasing and reimbursement processes for healthcare organizations. In addition, he has helped develop customized products and systems to help healthcare organizations reduce transaction costs. He holds a Bachelors in Pharmacy from