Chief Commercial Officer
Mr. Friel joins BeyondSpring, Inc. as Chief Commercial Officer. With almost 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, he has held positions as General Manager and President at Takeda Canada and Vice President of Sales for Vyaire.
Mr. Friel was instrumental in building TAP Pharmaceuticals and Takeda North America to more than 5,000 employees and $10 billion in sales in less than 10 years. During his 24-year tenure at TAP and Takeda, he served in multiple commercial roles escalating in responsibility and was responsible for business development, integration, geographic expansion, and Head of Commercial for Latin America for Takeda. Mr. Friel later served as General Manager and President for Takeda Canada and lead Takeda expansions into Mexico, Brazil, and Canada. In the last 4 years of Mr. Friel’s tenure at Takeda, he was integral for launching eight products, including the second fastest biologic launch in the U.S.
Mr. Friel earned an M.B.A. from the University of Kansas and holds a B.S. in business administration from the Kansas State University.
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