Driving Better Business Decisions Through Strategic Alliance Management Intelligence

Working closely with internal and external stakeholders, alliance managers have a unique understanding of their company and partner portfolio. Yet all too often this knowledge is not deployed to its full potential in helping organizations achieve their goals through strategic alliances.

In this platinum sponsor session, learn how alliance managers can positively impact strategic decision making by leveraging their unique data and insights, including:

Presenters:

Katherine Kendrick, CSAP
Head of Alliance Management
Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Katherine Kendrick is Head of Alliance Management at Jazz Pharmaceuticals, a global biopharmaceutical company that develops life-changing medicines for people with serious diseases, who often have limited or no options. Katherine leads the Jazz Alliance Management team and department, delivering alliance portfolio management and value for global partnerships in development and commercial life cycle phases. Prior to joining Jazz in 2019, Katherine was with Eli Lilly & Company and Elanco Animal Health, where she established and led the Alliance Management organization. For more than 20 years, Katherine has focused on global clinical development and strategic alliance partnering in the human and animal health pharmaceutical sector. She is passionate about building and optimizing alliance teams and advising alliance leaders, enabling challenging decision-making with a patient focused, alliance value driven approach. Katherine holds a BS in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University and has been an active member of ASAP since 2011. It's not all about work for Katherine–in her personal time, she is a veterinary nursing student at Purdue University and volunteers with the veterinary team for Save Elephant Foundation in Thailand, rescuing and rehabilitating endangered Asian Elephants.

Louis Rinfret, PhD
Founder and CEO
allianceboard

Louis Rinfret is founder and CEO of allianceboard, the alliance management platform. Louis has over two decades of experience in the software industry moving from technical and product management roles to leading business units and strategy for organizations ranging from start-ups and research institutes to multi-nationals such as SAP Business Objects and Expedia CruiseShipCenters. Combining his passions for technology and alliance management, Louis is on a mission to empower alliance managers to succeed with their strategic alliances.

Louis has been active in managing, teaching about and researching strategic alliances for the past 15 years and has been a member of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) since 2005. Louis holds a PhD in Strategy from Lancaster University (UK) where he wrote a thesis on the performance of strategic alliances.

Louis is an avid trail runner and when he is not at his desk you will probably find him training for the next race with his wife and two daughters.

Michael Roch, CA-AM
Chief Commercial Officer
Allianceboard

Michael Roch is the Chief Commercial Officer of allianceboard, the alliance management platform. Michael loves helping organizations succeed with their partnership-based business models and has been working alongside partnerships, alliances and joint ventures in the knowledge services, technology, power generation and real estate sectors for most of his career as a consultant, attorney and entrepreneur.

Prior to joining allianceboard as Louis' partner, he served as Co-CEO Europe of a 4,000-member platform-based ecosystem originated in Australia. Michael also was co-founder and CEO of a London-based management consulting firm focused on partnerships and global alliances; within nine years, the firm served market leaders in more than 40 countries.

Michael has been a member of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals since 2016 and holds ASAP's CAAM certification. He holds an MBA and Juris Doctor from the University of Denver (USA) and is currently working on his DBA on coopetition management at Grenoble École de Management (France).

Michael's passion are music, tennis and skiing; he's an active member of Lions International. He lives in Zurich, Switzerland, with his wife and their most recent adoption, a Chocolate Labrador.