Scott Thompson is an Area President in Chicago for Benfield a division of Arthur J. Gallagher. Since 2000, Scott has worked with biopharmaceutical companies and other healthcare stakeholders to more effectively recognize and capitalize on employer customer partnerships and business opportunities. He helps clients implement and interpret employer-focused customer, market and consumer research, develops strategic and tactical plans, communication tools and provides guidance and support to improve the performance of account management teams. He also works with clients pursuing collaborative partnerships with employers and coalitions focused on yielding measurable improvements in health and healthcare value.
Before joining Benfield, Scott gained 20 years of experience inside the pharmaceutical industry, where he participated in the launch of 15 pharmaceutical products for conditions ranging from heart disease and cancer to obesity and arthritis. Scott led and managed account teams, trained sales and account management professionals, built successful disease management, health economics, managed care and retail business units from the ground up, and established a track record of success in the managed markets segments.
Scott has earned his reputation as a forward-looking, practical strategist by leading efforts to capitalize on emerging customer markets. For example, he played an instrumental role in publishing breakthrough studies that demonstrated the impact of obesity on worker productivity in the employer environment. He also helped build strategic alliances needed among employers and managed care plans for the development of cost-effective screening, intervention and behavior change programs.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics & Management, Biology from Albion College, Albion Michigan.