GREENSBORO, NC, April 24, 2020 – Brakke Consulting is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Kroman to its team of consultants, bringing a breadth of experience gleaned from over 40 years of leadership positions in the animal health industry.
Jim’s experience in animal health includes focus on selling and sales management and training, as well as general management and leadership experience in several global animal health organizations. During his 20 years at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., Jim tackled assignments as diverse as leading acquisition teams for large and small acquisitions, divesting manufacturing sites and product lines, successfully leading the company-wide project to implement an SAP system in the biologics manufacturing environment, and leading the effort to make all needed divestitures to satisfy the US Federal Trade Commission’s approval of Boehringer Ingelheim’s acquisition of Merial Ltd. in 2017. In addition, Jim spent time living and working in Germany as part of the Boehringer Ingelheim Business Development team and worked extensively on several joint venture opportunities in Asia. Jim retired from his role as Executive Director, Business Development and Licensing and Project Management from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica in January 2017.
Brakke Consulting President Dr. Robert Jones says that Jim’s transactional experience makes him a valued addition to the Brakke team. “Jim’s experience in all aspects of animal health management and leadership, coupled with his success and interest in the negotiation of transactions, and the ability to build effective sales strategies and teams, make him an excellent fit for a role as a Brakke consultant,” said Jones. “During his career Jim has played an important role in the management of several companies that grew into top-tier industry leaders. This experience will be available to our clients that have similar aspirations.”
Jim is a graduate of Creighton University in Omaha, NE. Jim and his wife Deborah remain in the Kansas City area, and Jim is involved in several different programs focused on mentoring entrepreneurs in the region.
About Brakke Consulting
Established in 1986 by founder Ron Brakke, Brakke Consulting is the premier consulting firm serving the animal health, nutrition, and veterinary industries. Led by President Robert Jones, the firm is made up of a team of seasoned professionals with strong credentials in management, finance, sales, distribution, marketing, brand development, communications, market research and veterinary practice management. Brakke Consulting serves the CEOs managers, stockholders, and investors of nearly every leading pharmaceutical, vaccine and pet food company, as well as many ingredient suppliers and service providers serving the animal health market.