Mike Smith - Building Brands, Businesses and TeamsJUNE 4, 2020
We are pleased to share more about our executive team leading our dynamic and people-focused healthcare and medical communications agency. Our Group Managing Director, Michael Smith, is dedicated to helping every client and employee succeed as evidenced by his ongoing success in building companies, brands, and teams in strategic scientific planning.
Mike Smith is a strategic scientific planning expert with more than 30 years of agency experience overseeing major global, US, and European pharmaceutical company accounts. He joined AlphaBioCom in 2012 and now serves as Group Managing Director of the AlphaGroup’s full-service medical, science, and outcomes research communications agencies, AlphaBioCom AlphaScientia and AlphaQsci
Mike started his pharmaceutical career at Forest Laboratories, where he held various sales and marketing roles, including serving as the cardiovascular brands manager. He then moved on to hold a number of senior leadership positions in large scientific communication agencies including Science and Medicine (A Publicis Health Agency), Chameleon Inc, PHOCUS Inc, Adis Communications, Medicom Excel, and Publitek Ltd/MSC.
He has successfully launched more than 20 brands and has led large scientific communication accounts across multiple therapeutic areas including, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hepatology, immunology, infectious diseases, neurology, oncology, psychiatry, respiratory, and urology. Mike was the business leader for several agencies, and in these positions, he successfully developed eight multimillion-dollar companies.
Mike is recognized for his ability to deliver communications solutions and effectively manage domestic and international clients. His core skills include team guidance, strategic publication planning, client relations, and conflict resolution. He is particularly proud of the number of medical communications trailblazers he has helped in their professional and personal development.
Supporting American Heart Association with Team AlphaBioCom
In his personal life, Mike is a keen competitive badminton player. He competed at representative level for several counties, cities, and towns in England, Scotland, and Wales, and is an active member of the local Bucks-Mont Badminton Club. He is also an active supporter of his local YMCA of Bucks County in Doylestown, where he is a regular on the kettlebells and at the spin classes.
Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Manchester—Institute of Science and Technology. He is a Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) through ISMPP, for which he helped to develop the original certification.
Mike is married to Valerie and they are proud parents to adult daughters Laura, a brand manager for MRP; and Chloe, a social worker at Merakey. They recently welcomed a new member to the family—Heidi the dog.