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Darien Kadens

Lupin Pharmaceuticals

Darien is a published healthcare data scientist who leverages his deep understanding of the changing healthcare landscape to identify opportunities and risks for clients by analyzing payer, physician, provider, patient, and product data sources. At Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Darien provides market intelligence support for business development in the Latin America region.

Previously, Darien directed the development and execution of market research and thought leadership strategies for Sodexo's hospital and senior living markets, including advising senior management, conducting market research, and monitoring market and industry trends. Before that he was the Associate Director of Global Commercial Assessments at Forest Labs, where he designed and managed primary research projects to support product licensing assessments and designed and delivered a global competitive intelligence monitoring service. Before Forest Labs, he was a Senior Director of Market Intelligence at OptumInsight, responsible for providing pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device clients with solutions to critical business development challenges by leveraging the OptumInsight portfolio of data, analytics, and expertise.

Darien was a Managing Director for InsightServe, where he provided research and advisory services to companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device sectors. Before launching Insightserve, Darien managed global competitive intelligence research for the Novartis Consumer Health OTC Global Business Development and Licensing team, and before that had an earlier tenure at Forest Labs, as Senior Manager of New Products Marketing.

Darien was the Senior Healthcare Analyst at Majestic Research, an independent equity research firm, and founded the venture consulting firm INNOFUTURES. Darien directed healthcare investments for the private equity group of Mitsui & Co. His product development experience includes R&D leading to the launches of the AccuCHEK Easy and AccuCHEK Advantage blood glucose meters for Roche Diagnostics.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Darien holds a PhD in biochemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA, with Honors, in marketing & finance from the University of Chicago. He has a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University.

Darien Kadens is a member of Kauffman Fellows Class 3 and served his fellowship under mentor Richard Schneider at Domain Associates in Costa Mesa, CA.