Life Sciences Commercialization Services
Water Street merged three highly regarded companies – Alliance Life Sciences, Health Strategies Group and The Access Group – in 2017 to create a leading life sciences commercialization services entity. Working together as one global platform, the three businesses offer life sciences companies a comprehensive suite of next-generation solutions to support them with bringing new therapies to market, and gaining and sustaining market access and share. Water Street recruited Jim Lang, a longtime healthcare executive and former CEO of Decision Resources Group, to serve as executive chairman. We are actively pursuing opportunities to expand this newly formed global entity into additional high-value commercialization areas.
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Jim Lang has more than 25 years of experience leading, advising and funding mission-driven healthcare companies. Most recently, he served as CEO of Decision Resources Group, which he built into a leading healthcare data, analytics, and insight company. Previously, Jim was CEO of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates, now IHS Markit, a recognized leader in energy insight products and services. Jim began his career at Strategic Decisions Group (SDG), a leading strategy consultancy, where he was promoted to managing director and president, and led the firm’s global growth and successful sale of its life science practice to IMS Health (now QuintilesIMS). He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s in business administration with distinction from the Dartmouth Tuck School of Business, where he was named an Edward Tuck Scholar. Jim is a director for BioVie, a biotech company focused on treatment of liver disease complications, and OptimizeRx, a health IT company, and serves on the advisory board of Safeguard Scientifics.