Brian Burk is a practice leader of Verizon’s Innovation Team for Life Science and Healthcare. Currently, he is focusing on helping solve big “wicked problems” in the ecosystem that can’t be solved by one company alone and will directly impact the individual — by curating and creating ecosystem programs and platforms designed to realize collaborative outcomes affecting patients, partners and industries.
Burk began his life science career as a pharmaceutical and medical device representative. He also ran U.S. sales operations, Phase IV clinical trials and was a marketer for multiple global brands. He has led numerous organizations that provide health care data, analytics, compliance services and/or technology services to the FDA, physician groups, manufacturers and pharmacy benefit managers. Additionally, he founded, built and successfully sold the IP to two health care technology companies, which provided e-prescribing and pharmacy routing services respectively. Burk, who won the Innovation and Quality awards from eHealthcare Leadership three consecutive years, holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.