Our Team

Sam Gallucci, ED.D. SPHR

Human Resources & Organizational Development

Sam, founder of the Alliance For Leadership, has more than 22 years business experience in Human Resources, Performance Management & Search. He served as a Director of HR and OD with a major manufacturer and has over a dozen years with Human Resources, Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, and Retained Search firms. He has broad functional experience in manufacturing, life sciences, financial services and general management. Sam consistently generates one million dollars in revenue and has received numerous Sales & Marketing recognitions. Sam’s work has resulted in a savings of $12 million in manufacturing costs, reduced sales force turnover from 50% to 15%, and increased sales by 5%. The results of his performance improvement strategies and projects have been published in more than 30 professional publications.

Bert Marchio, MBA

Financial Management

Bert brings 25 years of experience in senior financial leadership positions in both the public and private sectors, with the last 17 years spent in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Informed Medical Communications. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Treasurer of MedPointe where he helped lead the financial turnaround and eventual sale of the company. During his tenure, the value of MedPointe shares doubled and the company saw a dramatic improvement in cash flow. Bert also helped finance the domestic and international growth of Alpharma from under $300M in sales (1992) to approximately $1.3B (2005) as their Vice President, Treasurer.

Neil Jacobson

Business Architect, Business Process Management

Neil has 25 years of experience helping clients solve problems so big, so complex that some thought them unsolvable. While his titles have varied by project, he’s been the person who understands the problem and stakeholders’ needs, develops the business and solution architecture, builds the organization or team to solve the problem, then leads solution execution. In addition to his consulting successes, Neil has launched 5 successful product and service businesses as startups and as business units within existing companies.
Neil brings a deep understanding what it takes to successfully integrate people, business process and information technology to deliver business advantage. He gained this understanding through his work advising companies and agencies on IT Strategy, leading enterprise-scale information technology projects, and working as Chief Technology Officer for complex IT infrastructure products.

Sheri Murad, PHR

Human Capital Management and Development

Sheri brings 20 years of Human Resources experience, spanning both the global and domestic HR arenas. She has also worked across industries including pharmaceutical, IT consulting, consumer products, chemicals, as well as in outsourced environments. She started her HR career in expatriate management at Colgate Palmolive in New York where she was responsible for vendor relationships and policy development. She later joined Prudential International in a start-up program where she was charged with building a Global HR Services team to be housed on-site at a major client, Allied Signal (Honeywell), in Morristown, NJ. Here she successfully managed an outsourced team and client services, policy development, and the transition of their global expat management systems.

Michael J. Daley Ph.D.

Product lead and development strategies, Post-marketing support, Regulatory & Clinical Affairs, Outsourcing strategies, Drugs/Biologics/Devices, Licensing

Mike’s 27 year career in the biopharmaceutical industry has ranged from working in small emerging to large biopharmaceutical companies. He started his industrial career in drug discovery as Group Leader of Immunology & Microbiology at American Cyanamid (Pfizer) and, advancing two candidates to product development. He joined a JV of DuPont and ConAgra, DCV Biologics LLC, as Director of Clinical, Regulatory and Quality Affairs. Headvanced2 products into clinical development, established an internal QA/QC program, successfully filed 2 GRAS affirmations, as well as serving as primary regulatory liaison to the FDA. He later joined SRA Life Sciences, an emerging CRO, as Director of Program Development helping to establish internal processes and support to expand their marketed services. He joined the Medical Affairs department at Sanofi Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Sanofi), where he served 8 yrs. as Medical Director of Internal Medicine Products that covered orthopedic, rheumatology and physiatry specialty markets, as well as medical oversight of 53 non-promoted drugs, collectively accounting for $80MM in sales.

Paul Oliva MS, CCP & GRP

Total Rewards/Compensation & Benefits

With more than 20 years of experience in the field of compensation, Paul Oliva has a proven track record of transforming best-practice compensation philosophies into corporate culture-changing initiatives. Mr. Oliva is recognized for his global expertise in sales incentive plan design as well as other forms of variable reward and recognition programs He has worked in both public and private sectors, and has a wide range of diversified industry experience in Finance, Managed Care, Food, Chemical, Durable Goods manufacturing and Business Services.

Bill Keller, M.A.

HR Audits, Search, HR Consulting

Bill is a Senior Consultant with more than 15 years diversified corporate HR experience including positions as Director of Human Resources, Director of Organization and Management Development, Compensation Manager and Employment Manager. His corporate affiliations have included Chase Manhattan Bank, Midlantic Bank, IBM and Warner Communications. He was the General Manager and Regional Manager of Manchester Consulting.