Center for Healthcare Innovation.
United States of America
Stephen Morales is a Senior Manager at L.E.K. Consulting. Prior to his current role, he was a Director with the Life Science Practice at Navigant. Stephen has more than 16 years of experience in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. He began his healthcare career as an engineer, designing and manufacturing medical devices. Most recently, as part of Merck and Schering Plough, Stephen successfully launched several cardiovascular, women’s health and OTC products across three continents for a range of organizations. Prior to Merck and Schering-Plough, Stephen worked in medical device companies where he led cross-functional teams to develop cutting edge cardiovascular and neurovascular devices through PMA, IDE, 510(k) and CE mark regulatory pathways. Most recently, he was based in emerging markets to expand drug and device programs in markets across Asia, including China and India. In his tenure, he has developed several programs and relationships with Key Opinion Leaders on issues related to expanding access to care and early stage product commercialization. He brings his analytical approach and his global expertise in strategic marketing, product development, new market penetration and thought leadership to Navigant’s clients.He received his MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business with a concentration in health sector management and his engineering degree from MIT.