September 26, 2018   
Gillette Stadium

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Navigating Growing Pains for Life Science Companies Experiencing Rapid Growth

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM |

Fast-growing pharmaceutical companies face a delicate balance between planning for expansion, uncertain capital availability and compliance risks. The purpose of this discussion is to review these challenges from the perspective of real estate needs, timing, implementing security, inventory protocols, new SOPs, and cGXP standards — all while addressing increasing performance/production demands. Pat Gallagher will moderate the discussion with a panel of executives in the pharmaceutical industry who have navigated these challenges. The panel will draw on their experiences and lessons learned. Main takeaways will include:

– Navigating compliance issues: the risks and planning for them

– Often overlooked Operational facets of growing pains and the impact they can have to daily operations

– Negotiating uncertainties in real estate needs and capital

Speaker: Pat Gallagher | President & CEO | Hereva Consultants

Patrick Gallagher (Pat) is President & CEO of Hereva Consultants, a real estate consultancy dedicated to understanding Clients’ needs and guiding their vision to reality. He has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry, with a primary focus on Owners’ Project Representation in research and technology sectors. Pat’s main forte and passion is in helping pharmaceutical clients with real estate and operational needs, particularly as their companies grow. His clients include Moderna, Foundation Medicine, Alnylam and Thermo Fisher scientific, to name a few.

Pat began his career as a QS (quantity surveyor – cost/contract consulting) in London; where he was responsible for managing the commercial aspects of project delivery, including procurement, contracts, and cost management to project close-out. Working on diverse projects, he developed a wide range of lifecycle costing and project delivery skills. Prior to forming Hereva, Pat was Director of Operations of the Boston office for an international project management consulting firm. As such, he was responsible for all business operations, client relations and staff development.


– Bachelors of Science (Hons) – Cost Management of Building Engineering Services, UK, 1999

– BTec Higher National Diploma- Building Engineering Services (Commercial), UK, 1994

– BTec National Diploma – Building Engineering Services (Commercial), UK, 1992