CarterBaldwin Executive Search Places Former Schering Plough Exec Joe Ciaffoni at Atlanta's Sciele Pharma

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Empowered to run sales and marketing at Sciele, Ciaffoni relocates from New Jersey to Atlanta, the third pharmaceutical executive placed by CarterBaldwin at Sciele.

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a dynamic and entrepreneurial culture looking for a strong leader who not only possessed 'Big Pharma' leadership skills, but also could work in a highly nimble and growth-oriented company.

CarterBaldwin Executive Search, a leading provider of retained executive search services in Atlanta, today announced that Joe Ciaffoni has accepted the position of Chief Commercial Officer for Atlanta-based Sciele Pharma. Ciaffoni comes to Sciele from Schering Plough's Kenilworth NJ headquarters where he served as National Vice President.

Sciele Pharma, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company specializing in sales, marketing and development of branded prescription products focused on cardiovascular, diabetes, women's health and pediatrics. The company, which employs 900 in the Atlanta area, licenses and acquires late stage and commercialized products for sale in the United States. Chief among Ciaffoni's duties will be driving sales and marketing efforts for the company's large product pipeline.

The search for Sciele was led by CarterBaldwin founding partner Jennifer Poole Sobocinski, who successfully completed the critical search in less than 90 days. Ciaffoni is the third addition to Sciele's leadership team provided by CarterBaldwin executive search in Atlanta, which also placed the company's current Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Business Development.

Sobocinski is one of the CarterBaldwin partners who specializes in Board of Director and C-level placements for the medical, bio-tech and pharmaceutical industries. She described the Sciele search profile as "a dynamic and entrepreneurial culture looking for a strong leader who not only possessed 'Big Pharma' leadership skills, but also could work in a highly nimble and growth-oriented company." Sobocinski emphasized that Ciaffoni's track record of driving the commercial operations across multiple organizations of varying sizes made him an excellent choice in terms of both skill set and culture fit.

Ciaffoni's move to Atlanta will be a homecoming of sorts. Before joining Schering Plough in 2004 he was headquartered in Atlanta while serving as Southeast Area Vice President for Sanofi-Synthelabo, Inc. Ciaffoni, who assumed his new duties with Sciele on August 4th, commented that he is "very excited about working with this leadership team. I already feel a part of the organization."

About CarterBaldwin:
CarterBaldwin is an Atlanta executive search firm managed by a partnership team with more than 50 years of combined experience. The company was named for the second year running to the prestigious Inc. 500 list of America's fastest growing privately held companies. With extensive industry knowledge, a clear understanding of nuances in creating strong management teams, and a hands-on approach, CarterBaldwin stands as a leader in the executive search industry. The company is headquartered just north of Atlanta. Additional information is available at http://www.carterbaldwin.com.

About Sciele Pharma:
Sciele Pharma, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company specializing in sales, marketing and development of branded prescription products focused on Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Women's Health and Pediatrics. The Company's Cardiovascular and Diabetes products treat patients with high cholesterol, hypertension, high triglycerides, unstable angina and Type 2 diabetes; its Women's Health products are designed to improve the health and well-being of women and mothers and their babies; and its Pediatrics products treat allergies, asthma, coughs and colds, and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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