The Sharp leadership team is made up of industry experts with huge experience and real vision. Their backgrounds in both the pharmaceutical and packaging industries give us an in-depth understanding of the challenges our clients face. Together, they’re dedicated to leading the field, providing the innovative, quality, customer-led solutions the pharmaceutical industry demands.
- Mike O'Hara
Mike is a seasoned healthcare executive with a proven track record of delivering strong results for healthcare organisations. He’s held executive business positions in operations, supply chain, quality and commercial functions. Prior to joining Sharp, Mike was Global Head of Contract Manufacturing at SteriPack. His previous roles include Senior Vice President of Operations at Smith & Nephew and Group Vice President of Operations at Boston Scientific.
- Walter Tyrrell
Chief Financial Officer
Walter joined UDG Healthcare in June 2014 as Head of Internal Audit. Prior to that, Walter held various senior roles in the banking and life assurance sectors. Walter is a Chartered Accountant and holds a BSC in Industrial Microbiology and Chemistry. His professional and educational background position him well for his new role where he will be responsible for managing all financial aspects of Sharp globally and will play a key role on the Sharp Leadership team.
- Kevin Orfan
President, Sharp Packaging US
Kevin joined Sharp in March 2019 as President of Sharp Packaging US. Kevin's background is in Contract Manufacturing Services, Pharmaceutical Services and Medical Device industries. Kevin has held various responsibilities on the commercial side of the business as well as GM level roles.
- Frank Lis
President, Sharp Clinical Services
Frank has over 20 years’ experience in contract drug development organisations, with responsibilities including operations, quality and business development. He has built analytical, formulation development, clinical manufacturing and clinical supply chain organisations, developing strategic growth plans that have delivered double-digit revenue and growth.
Before joining Sharp, Frank was Vice President of Innovation and Strategic Accounts at Catalent Pharma Solutions. Previous roles include Vice President and General Manager of Catalent’s clinical supply services business and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Cardinal Health PT&S.
- Robert O'Beirn
SVP, Divisional Commercial Director
Robert joined Sharp in March 2019 as SVP, Divisional Commercial Director.
Before joining Sharp, Robert was Director of Corporate Development at UDG Healthcare. In joining the executive leadership team Robert's contribution will enable Sharp to support our ambitious growth targets both organically and inorganically.
- Ray Reilly
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Ray joined Sharp in mid-2016 and leads our People Function across the globe. He is the HR Business partner to the President of the business and is a member of the Sharp Executive Team and the UDG HR Leadership Team. Ray establishes the human capital strategy for the Division in collaboration with the wider UDG organization and ensures the Global HR Strategy supports the local business initiatives.
Ray has over 20 years’ experience in the medical outsourcing field and has a wide breadth of experience in hospital setting operations. He has worked extensively in Global Group level HR Leadership, client management as well as merger and acquisition leadership in large, mid-size and smaller US-based organizations. Ray has a Professional in Human Resources certification, a Masters in Human Resources and Industrial Relations and a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management.
- Rick L. Seibert
Rick L. Seibert
Senior Vice President, Technology & Innovation
Rick has 20 years’ experience, and is our Senior Vice President of Technology and Innovation. He joined Sharp in 2004 after holding senior roles at B. Braun Medical.
Rick has a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Sciences, a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, a Master of Science in Manufacturing System Engineering, a Master of Business Administration in Management, a post-Master of Business Administration Graduate Certificate in Pharmaceutical Marketing and a Graduate Certificate in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Practices.
He is also certified in Production and Inventory Management by APICS, has a Project Management Professional Certification from the Project Management Institute and has aGreen Belt Six Sigma Certification from Villanova University.
- Jeffrey Benedict
Chief Commercial Officer
Jeffrey joined Sharp in 2008. He manages and supports all commercial packaging business development and growth in the US and Europe. Before joining Sharp, he worked for Alcoa Packaging for 13 years, in roles including Quality Assurance Manager, Technical Director, National Accounts Manager, Sales Director, and Head of Business Development for Global Pharmaceutical Packaging. Prior to joining Alcoa, Jeffrey served in the US Army as a combat arms officer in the United States, Europe and Middle East, and is a decorated veteran. He has a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and a Master’s Equivalency from the United States Army in Organization and Tactics.
- Barbara Ost
Vice President Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs
Barbara joined Sharp in 2010 and is responsible for providing corporate direction for quality activities at all our sites worldwide. She conducts regulatory and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) assessments on new and ongoing projects, as well as providing direction for GMPs, validation and clinical activities.
Before joining Sharp, Barbara was Vice President of Quality Assurance for Bilcare Inc, Associate Director of Worldwide GMP Compliance for Merck & Co, and held several roles within Johnson & Johnson. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and has served on the boards of the Mid-West Clinical Supply Group and the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Division of the American Society of Quality.
- Sascha Sonnenberg
Global Head of Business Development, Sharp Clinical Services
Sascha joined Sharp Clinical in September 2019 as Global Head of Business Development supporting Sharps strategy for growth in the Clinical Trial market. Before joining Sharp he held management positions at Marken and Faubel Pharma Services overseeing global operations and business development activities.
He is an active member of the ISPE Community of Practice on Investigational Products where he is a co-author of the Good Practice Guide for Booklet Labels in Clinical Trials and currently leads a task team developing a Good Practice Guide on Patient Centric Logistics/direct to patient Services.
- John Morrison
General Manager, Sharp Clinical Services US
John is General Manager of Sharp Clinical Services USA, and an Economics graduate with over 24 years’ experience in the clinical trial packaging and logistics market. Before joining us, he was General Manager of Clinical US Operations for Catalent Pharma Solutions, where he was responsible for significant growth in both revenue and operating profits.
Prior to joining Catalent, John held several director-level roles at international clinical trial packaging and distribution companies, including Aptuit LLC and Omnicare Pharmaceuticals.
- Ian Morgan
General Manager, Sharp Clinical Services UK
Ian has worked in the pharmaceutical industry since 1978 and is a Charted Chemist. He joined Sharp in 2009 as General Manager of our Clinical Services business in the United Kingdom.
Before moving into contracting, Ian worked in quality and manufacturing for Bayer Schering Pharmaceuticals. He has extensive experience in the global clinical trials market, having worked as Customer Service Director at Fisher Clinical Services, implemented clinical trial packaging and distribution for Piramal Healthcare and run clinical trial production and distribution for Quintiles Sciences in Edinburgh.