Rebecca Van Doren: Hiring with Heart and Gut Aligned
Today I’m having a conversation with Rebecca Van Doren, Senior Director of Commercial Development, Renal Pharmaceuticals at Fresenius Medical Care North America, which provides comprehensive programs of specialty pharmacy, laboratory, and medical device services to patients living with chronic illness.
Prior to serving in this role, Rebecca held a number of global positions with Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, IKARIA, DaVita Kidney Care, and Nabi Pharmaceuticals.
Throughout her career, Rebecca’s strategic leadership has encompassed marketing, sales, operations, and, of course, the commercial excellence strategy that unifies these and business partners across the organization.Rebecca is a powerhouse—her resume is a series of wins that most professionals can only hope for, and she owns it. It was unsurprising to me that she once mentioned she was a committed athlete, and is as committed to professional success—both of her organization and her team. So when we started to talk about what it means to hire that team, I was struck by her offhand comment that leaders simply do not discuss the process and strategy of hiring enough. To her mind, this is a conversation that we have to have as leaders to build the right organizations. And for the people she’s hiring? It’s about finding common ground and knowing that your heart and your gut are aligned.