2018 is officially here! I can’t think of a better way to kick-off our first blog post of the year than with the latest edition of our Employee Spotlight, especially one that highlights a new team member. New to our team and our employee spotlights is Jared Minton, who joined BHE late last year as our Head of Business Development (BD) and has over ten years experience in the life sciences industry. He brings a deep understanding of HEOR, epidemiology, and market access research and is expanding his team here at BHE. It’s not just our BD team that’s growing; BHE is looking to add new members across departments in 2018, from engineering to human resources. If you’re interested in learning more about BHE and working with Jared, read below and be sure to check out our Careers Page.
How long have you been at BHE and what is your role here?
I started with BHE as the Head of Business Development in late November, so I’m a relatively new member of the BHE team.
What does a typical day look like for you?
I’m a morning person, so I tend to come in early to read up on industry news to update myself on any current events that could impact our clients. We’re also in the midst of 2018 planning, so my team and I are involved in a lot of discussions on how we can support our current clients. We’re also planning to expand our footprint within life science companies we’ve not yet had the opportunity to engage with. When the team and I meet with an existing client, the goal is to try and understand how they use Instant Health Data (IHD), to answer their business needs. The hope is to take that information back to the greater team to see where there are areas for improvement or enhancements down the line.
What do you like most about your job?
I’ve always loved interacting with business intelligence personnel in life sciences, for the simple fact they keep me up–to–date on what is going on in the market. I feel very fortunate because not everyone has the opportunity to speak with pharmaceutical, biotech and med device organizations at this level, so I feel privileged to go out and help solve business questions. It’s also great to be a part of a team like BHE that is so committed to being experts in the RWE and HEOR space. Even though I’ve only been at BHE for a short time, the quality of people here has made a huge impression on me. It certainly motivates me to come in every day and roll up my sleeves and get to work.
What do you think sets BHE apart from the other life sciences tech companies out there?
The team here is fantastic, in both our Waltham and Boston offices. The amount of people with advanced degrees and backgrounds in complex analytics is extremely impressive. Even though we’re relatively small, we still have some pretty significant capabilities. Not only has BHE developed a great analytics platform, but we also have an amazing services team. A 20-plus year legacy in this space is pretty hard to find, especially for a company like us where we’re currently doubling in size year-over-year.
What advice do you have for someone looking for a similar role?
My motto has always been: Treat your clients like colleagues and your colleagues like clients. This is a very small industry, so chances are you’ll be working with the same people again at some point down the line.
Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us.
Besides my unhealthy appreciation for Bruce Springsteen, I’m what’s referred to as an adaptive ski instructor. I teach people with various disabilities how to ski through a program run by the New England Healing Sports Association. I got my start in this space after college when I joined Americorps and worked with the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park, which is actually where the U.S. Paralympics team trains. I’ve been volunteering in this space for over 12 years now.