Our Team

Jupiter is a team of experts with significant experience in market access, pricing and commercialization strategy. Our partners average more than 20 years’ leadership across the global biopharmaceutical industry and consulting, as well as in health care payer roles. We do this because we love it. Jupiterians are committed to client success. We have a demonstrated high sense of urgency, deliver consistent quality work products, engage intensively in personal communication and are people that rock together as a team! Our expertise results in focused strategies that empower you to realize your optimal market access opportunity through a deep understanding of stakeholders’ sensitivities and deliverables that are actionable for your specific needs.

Steve Slovick

CEO & Managing Partner

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What is your primary ​role at Jupiter?
As the CEO and managing partner, I’m responsible for creating and communicating the Vision to our entire team, to our clients and to prospective staff. At Jupiter, our Vision is to become the top firm in this space and I proudly believe that we are well on our way.

 

Describe your relevant experience?
As is the case for most of the Jupiter expert team, I have many years of commercial, pricing and market access experience on both the manufacturer side (Lilly, Merck and Pharmacia) and building successful consulting teams on the supplier side (Cambridge Pharma, IMS, PriceSpective, and ICON). This broad management experience has helped my teams to price many of the top drugs currently in the market, and we have together delivered over 600 projects.

 

What do you love about your experience with Jupiter?
Building a top quality team of rock stars is the most important part of the job and also the most rewarding. We’ve been fortunate to land many extremely experienced professionals to our Jupiter team and together we work together to build for the future.

 

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
You’ll typically find me spending time with my family at one of our base locations in the Florida Keys or the Idaho Mountains. We all love the outdoors and frequently play tennis, fish, boat and ski.

Ted Sweeney

Managing Partner

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What is your primary ​role at Jupiter?
My role is to develop and work with a team of very talented consultants who consistently provide excellent support to clients with complicated questions.  To achieve this, I also help provide a structure that will allow the team to grow the reputation and value of Jupiter.  It’s a very invigorating role based on mutual learning – from my past experience, from our clients, from my colleagues, from successes and challenges – with the goal of evolving in anticipation of future needs.  It’s a role within a conscious, growing organism.

 

Describe your relevant experience?
Everything I’ve done up to now is relevant to how I approach what we do – from working at and running different consultancies focused on value and access, to my time with Pfizer, to where I studied and lived.  Apart from working on hundreds of projects, it’s important to mention that I used to save whales.

 

What do you love about your experience with Jupiter?
If you consider the role I described above, I’d say it’s nice to be part of a conscious, growing organism along with the very skilled colleagues I have here.  I also like diversity, and I have a range of things in front of me on a daily basis:  different clients, different disease states, different challenges, and then there’s the spectrum of issues in business management and growth that I also get to focus on – it’s not boring.

 

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Learning from and helping colleagues, and focusing on how to evolve Jupiter.  Outside of work I’m most likely spending as much time with my family as possible, whether that’s making breakfast, walking to school, enjoying San Francisco (the North Bay), or planning and taking trips to other fun places where there’s good food.

Gina Ewy

Partner
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What is your primary ​role at Jupiter?
As a small company, we wear a lot of hats, but what I enjoy most at Jupiter is developing teams and thought leadership, and ensuring quality and consistency in our consulting services.

 

Describe your relevant experience?
I have focused on shaping value, navigating market access and optimizing price for the pharma and biotech industry to ensure patients have the best chance of getting important and innovative therapies for 25 years! Of course, when I started we called it Pricing & Reimbursement. Here are some other things that happened 25 years ago: The Cold War ended, IBM ThinkPad, USDA Food pyramid, JPEG file format, nicotine patch, EuroDisney and the first text message.

 

What do you love about your experience with Jupiter?
Being part of Jupiter has allowed me to reconnect with past colleagues and build a team of talented and empowered individuals all with one purpose: our focus on a partnership with you. Combine this with a fun spirit, and a work: life balance that is so important if you have young children, who wouldn’t want to be a Jupiterian?

 

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
When I’m not engaged in Jupiter business I am totally down to Earth with my kids. They bring instant perspective and priority to my life. We live in a beautiful area in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and enjoy the local hiking, biking, swimming and school activities.

Aaron Davis

Partner

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What is your primary ​role at Jupiter?
As partner, I bring my 15+ years of life science industry experience to our clients and our team.  I am responsible for business development, expanding our network of payer advisors, identifying publication/presentation opportunities, and the professional growth of Jupiter personnel.

 

Describe your relevant experience?
I began my life science career at Amylin Pharmaceuticals, preparing the market and launching two first-in-class diabetes products, Byetta and Symlin. At Amylin, I worked with a great team, committed to bringing life-changing products to market and where I recognized the crucial role of the payer customer. After Amylin, I joined Vertex Pharmaceuticals and eventually transitioned into managed markets consulting. Over the past 7+ years in consulting, I have spent my waking hours helping clients identify and communicate the value of their technology with the payer and reimbursement system in mind.

 

What do you love about your experience with Jupiter?
I love tackling the complex issues our innovator clients are facing.  Since business school, I have spent my professional life working to break through the health care system to deliver important therapeutics to people who need them. As the technology to improve peoples’ lives outpaces the health care delivery, Jupiter’s experience is needed more than ever.  We excel at addressing the growing complexity of our clients’ market access issues.

 

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
This is a difficult question to answer as I often say, “I will sleep when our clients’ problems are solved.”  When I’m not actively on site at a client, you can usually find me on Catalina Island with my wife and two kids.  We spend many weekends each Summer and Fall on Catalina.

Shiraz Hasan 

Partner
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What is your primary ​role at Jupiter?
My passion is to drive growth for Jupiter through business development, delivery, capabilities, leadership and practice building activities.

Describe your relevant experience?
I have more than 15 years of consulting experience working with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Prior to joining Jupiter, I held several senior level consulting leadership roles including vice president of market access at Capgemini Consulting, head of managed markets strategy and analytics at IMS Health, practice leader of managed markets and real-world evidence at Wolters Kluwer Health (now Symphony Health Solutions).

 

I led more than 200+ engagements including payer and IDN value strategies, pricing and reimbursement strategies, new commercial model development, contracting effectiveness, organizational design, payer engagement, patient affordability strategies and gross to net optimization.

 

What do you love about your experience with Jupiter?
The people, the focus, the experts, the culture all working together  to make a difference for our clients

 

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I’m either spending time with my family (wife and two daughters), at the gym, on my road bike or, on occasion, at a poker tournament

Michael Good

Partner and Chief Operating Officer

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What is your primary ​role at Jupiter?
As partner and chief operating officer, my role is to help create the vision for the company and build systems and processes to facilitate attaining that vision.  In my spare time, I run the financials, HR, legal and other operational aspects of the business.

 

Describe your relevant experience?
Prior to joining Jupiter, I spent more than 4 years at ICON plc as a result of their acquisition of PriceSpective, which was a life science consultancy where I worked for the 4 years prior. Throughout my 30+ years in business, I have worked at entrepreneurial companies in operational roles supporting growth and expansion.

 

What do you love about your experience with Jupiter?
Working with highly motivated and intelligent partners and staff who challenge me every day to push the business to the next level.

 

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I am either in the garden or doing some other project around the house. I love to build things and watch them grow both at home and on the job.

Michele Bargholz

Director
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What is your primary ​role at Jupiter?
I am a director in the NJ/PA/NY area. I leverage my project management and market access experiences across stakeholders (hospital, payer, industry, consulting) to guide teams to define their best strategies for launch and lifecycle management success.

Describe your relevant experience?
I have more than 18 years of pharmaceutical experience across industry and consulting, progressing from sales rep, to sales force assessment training and deployment, pricing and reimbursement strategies, brand positioning to both payers and physicians and defining optimal value propositions for successful product adoption. I have also been the “payer” engaged in contracting and network management at both Kaiser Permanente and PacifiCare.

 

What do you love about your experience with Jupiter?
Jupiter is ahead of the curve with its virtual company where all employees work from home and connect via Google Hangouts or voice over IP. It feels like my co-workers are in the same room when we collaborate and share files/screens when we are strategizing on a project. Everyone seems to be a click away. In addition to how we communicate, I like what we deliver. The business issues that we help our clients attack may be similar to previous jobs, but how we deliver on them is different. I have learned a tremendous amount in less than a year and look forward to learning more.

 

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Helping three active toddlers discover cool things in life and learn how to be good people. If that doesn’t keep me busy, I try to catch up on a good book.

Bill Shimp

Director

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What is your primary ​role at Jupiter?
As a senior consultant, my role is to leverage my scientific and research background to help our clients gain a complete understanding of the clinical and commercial value of the biopharmaceutical products we assess. I am responsible for developing each project’s structure, managing the day-to-day project responsibilities, mentoring junior staff and maintaining clear and open communication with our clients.

Describe your relevant experience?
I started my career in the life sciences as an academic researcher at the University of California Santa Barbara where I worked on bacterial pathogenesis and vaccine design. During my time at UCSB I found myself gravitating toward translational medicine and after finishing my Ph.D. in molecular microbiology, I went to business school at the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI). After business school, I joined the value strategy consulting group at ICON (formerly PriceSpective) where I spent two years helping clients identify and shape the value of biopharmaceutical assets. I joined Jupiter in 2017, where I have continued to assist clients to bring their innovative technologies to market.

 

What do you love about your experience with Jupiter?
The team. For me, everything comes out of the team dynamic at Jupiter. The diverse backgrounds and perspectives lead to a dynamic where you are part of a team of experts. This leads to really innovative solutions that I don’t think you would reach in a typical hierarchical model where the perspective of one or two experts is supported by a less experienced staff. This dynamic seems to attract clients with unique and challenging projects, which keeps the team on its toes and makes for really engaging project work.

 

 

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I live on the coast just West of San Francisco, so it’s a fair bet to look for me either at the beach or hiking in the redwoods nearby. To be fair, my best ideas for helping Jupiter clients usually come in these moments when I step away from the project, so I am not sure if it counts…Tough question!

Jennifer Ng-Haing

Senior Consultant

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What is your primary ​role at Jupiter?
As a senior consultant, I am responsible for managing projects and people.  I structure projects and drive work streams.  I collaborate with project team members from different backgrounds and across geographies.  I also interface with clients as the day-to-day relationship manager, as well as during presentations at meetings. I am based in Vancouver, Canada.

Describe your relevant experience?
I have eight years’ experience in pharmaceutical management consulting in European and North American markets, focusing on pricing and reimbursement, value strategy, asset valuation and payer engagement strategy.  I have led a variety of project types across a spectrum of disease areas.

 

What do you love about your experience with Jupiter?
Working with my extremely smart and enthusiastic colleagues.

 

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Somewhere sketching (I am trying to get to the level where I can create photorealistic drawings) or singing ’90s karaoke.  Sometimes both at the same time.