Lisa Giles, CEO & President
Lisa Giles founded Giles & Associates Consultancy, Inc. in 2000. Prior to forming GAC, Lisa was Vice President of Strategy Development for Searle Pharmaceuticals, where she handled global pharmaceutical strategic planning, internal consulting, marketing research, portfolio decision analysis, life science portfolio optimization, and merger and transaction analysis.
Before working for Searle, Lisa also worked for Business Strategy Consulting, LLC., Partner Healthcare Practice, Abbott Laboratories (working in their marketing and strategic planning/business development department), and Ralston Purina Company, as part of their executive management development program.
Lisa holds an EMP from Stanford University and University of Chicago, and a BS from Juniata College. She serves on the board of directors for Northwestern Memorial Hospital Foundation, The Art Institute of Chicago, and Lake County Medical Society Foundation. In 2010, Lisa accepted the award for Enterprising Women on the Year.
Principal: Aimee Berner, MA
Aimee’s primary role with Giles and Associates is serving as an experienced consultant who address professional pharmaceutical work and consumer marketing. Aimee has more than 20 years experience in senior line management in large- and mid-sized healthcare companies. like Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Torre Lazur McCann Advertising, and Searle Pharmaceuticals.
Aimee’s experience involves marketing strategy, new product development, product launch plan development, life cycle management, advertising, and partnership alliance management. She has helped develop blockbuster brands with a strategy aligned in symphony with execution.
Aimee is frequently asked to speak at national and international healthcare conferences. She is a member of the Healthcare Businesswoman’s Association. Aimee holds a BA from St. Norbert College, and an MA from Arizona State University.