1) Tell us a little something about your business…
Grey Wolf Animal Health is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on improving the wellbeing of vets and pets in Canada. We are approaching animal health differently than the traditional pharma model that has been in place for many years. Started by a practicing veterinarian, our company’s mission is to use insights based on over 50 years of combined practice to bring to market products and services that add value and fill a need within the veterinary practice. We are thinking outside the box in every aspect of our business from our products to our sales and marketing strategies. The opportunity to be different in the animal health industry and build this company from the ground up is very exciting.
2) When was your lightbulb moment?
I jumped at the opportunity to join Grey Wolf and started as Vice President of Business Development, a role I was very comfortable with having worked in similar roles for many years in the specialty pharma world. However, when first approached about moving into a leadership role as the President of Grey Wolf, my initial reaction was “I can’t do that, I have never done that before.” That’s when the lightbulb went on, I was talking myself out of a role simply because I had not done it before and failing to consider that it could end up being the most challenging and rewarding professional experience. I had to re-align my thinking and take that leap of faith believing that I am more than capable of rising to the challenge and figuring it out as I go. Too often we hear stories of women turning down opportunities because we feel that we are unqualified, yet all around us our male counterparts are more likely to jump first and ask questions later. I am one year into the new role and yes, it has been challenging as the company is rapidly growing, but the learning and growth, both professionally and personally, are equally rewarding.
3) Three words of advice…
Integrity. Honesty. Transparency. These three words stand the test of time and reflect both my professional and personal mantra for 2019, particularly as we look to build investor and employee confidence during this time of rapid growth and transition for the company.
Angela Cechetto is a pharmaceutical executive with over 12 years of experience including stints in business development for specialty pharma in Canada, South Africa and Latin America as well as equity research for the pharmaceutical, medical device and cannabis industries. When Angela is not leading the Grey Wolf pack, you will find her traveling the world or sitting in a café enjoying good food and a great book. Visit Angela @ www.greywolfah.com
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