As NNIT expands its presence in the United States, particularly with the anticipated integration of Excellis Health Solutions (Excellis), Greg Cathcart, Head of Excellis, has assumed the lead role of Senior Vice President to accelerate growth and advance the market position in the US.
In the past five years, NNIT has substantially expanded its US presence through organic growth and strategic mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Excellis, acquired in 2020 to enhance NNIT’s strategic consulting services portfolio, is now being integrated to expedite NNIT’s growth journey in the US market.
End-to-end life sciences consulting services for every step of the value chain
The new NNIT US organization will employ over 200 professionals and a range of subject matter experts in almost all areas of life sciences operations while offering solutions spanning the life sciences value chain, including Regulatory, R&D, Quality & Compliance, Manufacturing & Supply Chain and Data & Digital, with plans to expand the solutions portfolio further.
“From the beginning, we saw great potential for synergies. The combination of NNIT’s end-to-end life sciences value chain consultancy services with Excellis’ specific focus on serialization and track & trace globally is second-to-none. It is time to take our union to the next level, becoming one company and taking full advantage of those synergies to unlock further growth. I am excited and proud to be heading up this new era for NNIT and our many talented people in the US,” comments Greg Cathcart, in his new role as SVP, Head of NNIT US.
Supporting future growth
As the integration of Excellis gets underway, and complimentary teams, experts and professionals are coming together to create a unified culture, 2024 is poised to be a significant year for NNIT US. At the same time, to support plans to grow both top and bottom lines, NNIT US will onboard up to 25 new professionals to bolster an already dynamic team.
“We operate in a very meaningful space empowering those who change lives, and we’re growing beyond our long-serving and loyal teams, so it’s an exciting time to join NNIT US. We’re constantly enhancing our diverse workplace where we use our domain expertise to create results for our customers. We’re looking for individuals with an appetite for new adventures and the opportunity to liberate their talent and make a mark,” Greg Cathcart says.
Organic growth and M&A
In accordance with the NNIT Group strategy, a strong focus is on continued organic and acquired growth in the US, specifically the ambition is to grow the solutions portfolio and add further areas of strategic consulting expertise in support of the life sciences value chain via strategic M&A.
“We’re absolutely expecting to reap the benefits from the combined NNIT and Excellis teams and expand our offering to the life sciences industry. We’re going to thoroughly analyze our current solution portfolio with a view to making our existing services more robust. There’s a lot of potential for cross-pollination here – and we’re all very excited about our prospects,” Greg Cathcart finishes.
About Greg Cathcart
A significant portion of Greg Cathcart’s early career was spent at Johnson & Johnson in manufacturing and supply chain roles. In 1991, he made a transition to a tech company specializing in ERP solutions (QAD Inc) for pharmaceutical and medical device companies. In 2002, Greg joined SAP where he led the global life science practice for five years. His inherent entrepreneurial spirit eventually led him to establish Excellis in 2008. He sold Excellis to NNIT in 2020 – and having over-performed on the earnout agreement, he now continues as Senior Vice President, Head of NNIT US.