Management Consulting for the Health Care Industry

Our Team

The Podium team has experience in both the pharmaceutical and consulting industries, having held Group Director, consultant, sales and analyst positions prior to working at Podium Strategic.

Charles Pirraglia


  • Over 19 years pharmaceutical consulting, sales and marketing management experience
  • Former Director of Strategic Planning at sanofi-aventis
  • Supported the development of more than 100 corporate, portfolio and brand plans over the past 3 years
  • Extensive brand launch experience
  • Strong team leadership skills
  • Project support in the areas of corporate / portfolio / brand vision development and strategic planning, market opportunity assessments and management support programs
  • BSc (Specialist) degree from the University of Toronto and MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario

Jayson Clement

Engagement Manager

  • Over 10 years in the pharmaceutical industry with experience as an analyst, sales representative and consultant
  • Former Business Information Analyst and Sales Representative at Pfizer Canada
  • Technical lead on field force level projects involving segmentation and call plan development; establishing zoning and routing plans; sales report and CRM tool training
  • Project support in the areas of compensation plan development and administration, quota allocation, promotional/ROI analysis, and sales reporting and analysis
  • BSc (Honours) degree from McMaster University and MBA from the DeGroote School of Business McMaster University

Leanne Shapton


  • Over 4 years in the health care industry with experience as a corporate strategy and performance analyst and researcher
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Project support in areas of strategic planning, project management, business plan and proposal development, process improvement, implementation planning, and scientific data collection/analysis
  • BSc (Honours) degree from Queen’s University and Masters of Management of Innovation from University of Toronto
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