By Carla Short
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When Sloan Bonar came to WVU, he was a Biology major. “I loved Biology in high school, but hated it in college,” Sloan says. “I was looking for a major and read about Industrial Engineering in the catalog. I really liked the idea of integrating technology with people.”
It took Sloan two years before he could take courses in IE, but his family was very encouraging. Once in the major, Sloan attended a meeting with the department’s visiting committee.
“I was sitting with one of our alumni from Union Camp. The conversation was going well, so I asked him for an internship. He must have been impressed that I asked, so I was able to work at Union Camp that summer.”
The internship at Union Camp led to a full time job with Union Camp, which later became International Paper. While there, Sloan earned an MBA from William & Mary with a specialty in Finance. The MBA complimented Sloan’s work since he was doing a lot of profitability analysis.
Sloan switched career paths and joined Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC), where he was a consultant. “I became very involved in information technology implementations and the resulting process and change management those required. Most of my work was with pharmaceutical companies.” This part of PWC was eventually acquired by IBM.
At IBM, Sloan became an internal consultant working on the PWC integration. The IBM acquisition of PWC was not a smooth one and required a lot of travel, so Sloan looked for a new job.
Sloan joined Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and focused on outsourcing. Later when Pfizer acquired Wyeth, Sloan worked on the integration. Pfizer acquires a lot of companies, and it’s always a challenge to bring the new company on board to Pfizer’s culture. As Sloan’s career progressed at Pfizer, he has become more involved with mergers and acquisitions. Sloan is a Director at Pfizer and helps integrate new business acquisitions into Pfizer’s information technology systems.
“When I look back on my career, I’ve managed a lot of very technical functions,” Sloan says. “But it seems like a lot of what I do is manage fear. Mergers and acquisitions are scary times for people, and I try to reduce people’s fears associated with change.”
A seasoned leader with a proven track record of leading M&A and business transformational change programs in the pharmaceutical industry. Thirty years of program management experience within pharmaceutical and Big 4 consulting organizations. Recognized as an innovative problem solver, with an excellent ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams, and interact with high-level stakeholders. Specialties: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) ImplementationBusiness Strategy & Program Management Strategic Change Management Operational Excellence (OE)Global Service Delivery & Outsourcing Business Transformation
IT Director, Acquisitions, Collaborations and Divestitures at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
October 2009 – Present
Responsible for leading IT implementation of Acquisitions, Divestitures and Collaborations (ACD) IT teams in Due Diligence, Planning, Implementation and close-out of Mergers & Acquisition transactions. -Program Management -Budgeting & Synergy-Transition Service Agreements (TSA)
PMO Director, Global Business Operations at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
February 2005 – October 2009 (4 years 9 months)
Responsible for leading a Program Management Office in the implementations of a new Global Business Model and Outsourcing of HR. Evaluated global outsourcing partners, developed a detailed business case (including headcount and labor arbitrage), and designed new global processes. Geographical scope was North America and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). New business model resulted in standard processes, establishment of real-time performance metrics, and increased self-service.
Principal Consultant at IBM
October 2002 – February 2005 (2 years 5 months)
PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting arm was acquired by IBM Business Consulting Services in 2002.Team lead and program manager for Fortune 50 clients, leading teams in the delivery of business benefits. Primarily responsible for selling, planning, and program management as part of large IT implementations.
Senior Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers
June 1995 – October 2002 (7 years 5 months)
Project management for Fortune 50 clients in the Pharmaceuticals practice.
Senior Financial Analyst at International Paper
July 1994 – June 1995 (1 year)
International Paper acquired Union Camp in 1999.Responsible for generating monthly division profitability report and yearly capital spending package.
Industrial Engineer at International Paper
July 1988 – July 1994 (6 years 1 month)
International Paper acquired Union Camp in 1999.
Lead process improvement initiatives in the Supply Chain area at the largest bleached paper mill in the world. Completed MBA while working full time.
William & Mary – Raymond A. Mason School of Business
MBA, Finance, 1992 – 1995
West Virginia University
BSIE, Industrial Engineering, 1983 – 1988