Jeff Nicola

Senior Vice President - Commercial Strategy, Analytics, & Operations at Exelixis

Jeff Nicola has over 23 years of work experience in various roles within the pharmaceutical and consulting industries. Their most recent position was at Exelixis, where they served as the Senior Vice President of Commercial Strategy, Analytics, and Operations from February 2020 to the present. Prior to that, they held the role of Senior Vice President of Digital Transformation at Exelixis from January 2021 to April 2022.

Before joining Exelixis, Jeff worked at Genentech as the Group Manager of Field Operations and Information Management from May 2013 to January 2016. Jeff also gained experience at Pfizer as the Director of Commercial Strategy and Analytics from April 2008 to April 2013.

Earlier in their career, Jeff held positions at Accenture as an Engagement Manager in Life Sciences Strategy Consulting from July 2005 to March 2008, and at Campbell Alliance as a Senior Consultant in Life Sciences Strategy Consulting from June 2004 to July 2005.

Jeff began their career at Amgen as a Process Development Associate in Protein Purification from January 1999 to June 2002.

Jeff Nicola completed their Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular & Molecular Biology at the University of Michigan from 1994 to 1998. Jeff then pursued further education at NYU Stern School of Business, obtaining an MBA in Marketing and Finance from 2002 to 2004.


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  • Senior Vice President - Commercial Strategy, Analytics, & Operations

    February, 2020 - present

  • Senior Vice President - Digital Transformation

    January, 2021

  • Vice President - Commercial Operations

    January, 2016

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