Purdue Pharma’s Saeed Motahari and Lisa Pilla Honored Among 2016 PM360 Elite 100

Selite-imagesTAMFORD, Conn., June 1, 2016 — Purdue Pharma L.P. today announced that Saeed Motahari, Chief Commercial Officer, and Lisa Pilla, Vice President of Sales, have been recognized as two of the PM360 Elite 100. Saeed was honored as a Transformational Leader and Lisa was named an ELITE Sales MVP. Now in its second year, the PM360 ELITE (Exceptional Leaders, Innovators, Transformers, and Entrepreneurs) represent the most influential people in the healthcare industry today.

Saeed is responsible for Purdue Pharma’s commercial strategy, where he is working to build a foundation of strong capabilities and diversified talent so the organization can effectively compete in the marketplace against its competitors, maximize the value of the company’s assets and develop a framework for diversification.

Lisa leads Purdue Pharma’s sales force. She is focused on transforming Purdue’s selling model and turning the salesforce into healthcare business partners.

“Lisa and Saeed have built a high-performing team that excels at meeting customer needs,” said Mark Timney, President and Chief Executive Officer. “They are invaluable leaders, and we congratulate them on their awards.”

Saeed received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and holds a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy and a Master’s of Business Administration in Marketing and Finance from Rutgers University.

The PM360 ELITE Awards were established in 2015 to recognize individuals who have made a significant impact to the healthcare industry throughout their careers. More than 500 submissions were received and nominees were evaluated based on their accomplishments; testimonials from their bosses, clients, and colleagues; and supporting evidence that reflects the impact of their efforts. A total of 100 winners were selected across 16 categories. Click here for a full list of honorees.

“Each of the 100 individuals and teams selected truly demonstrated that they have left their mark on this industry,” said Anna Stashower, CEO and Publisher of PM360. “Whether it was from a career worth of accomplishments or a single initiative that changed how things are done, each of them is deserving of being called ELITE.”

About Purdue Pharma L.P.
Purdue Pharma L.P. and associated U.S. companies are privately-held pharmaceutical companies known for pioneering research in chronic pain and opioids with abuse-deterrent properties. The Company is engaged in the research, development, production, and distribution of prescription and over-the-counter medicines, as well as hospital products. Purdue Pharma is committed to advancing the care of patients with innovative, quality products that make a positive impact on healthcare — and on lives. With Purdue Pharma’s expertise in drug development, commercialization, and life-cycle management, the company is diversifying in high-need areas to expand through strategic acquisitions and creative partnerships. Purdue Pharma’s headquarters are located in Stamford, Conn. For more information, please visit www.purduepharma.com or follow the company on Twitter.

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