Bedford Group/ TRANSEARCH congratulates RJ Lasek on new role as Vice President, Commercial Operations & Customer Care with BD


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TORONTO, ON/FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ– September 2, 2021 – Bedford Group/TRANSEARCH would like to congratulate RJ Lasek on his new role as the Vice President, Commercial Operations and Customer Care with Becton, Dickinson and Company (“BD”).

A people-focused, global biopharmaceutical executive with 20+ years of diverse experience and progressive responsibilities across a range of therapeutic areas, commercial models and geographies, RJ has deep experience building new organizations and capabilities, leading cross-functional product launches and delivering on large-scale transformation, inclusive of acquisition integration.

Most recently, RJ was the Head of Gastroenterology Business Unit with Takeda USA, where he was a member of Takeda’s US Executive Leadership Team, responsible for overseeing business in the US, including a $4B P&L accountability for 5 on-market assets, inclusive of franchise/marketing, sales, account teams, insights/analytics, launch planning, and leading the cross-functional GI leadership organization.

“It was a pleasure to continue to build on our 20+ year partnership with BD on both sides of the border” said Howard Pezim, Managing Director for the North American Life Sciences and Healthcare practice with Bedford Group/TRANSEARCH, “As BD continues their journey of rapid evolution, RJ is a tremendous global leader that will play an impactful leadership role and we look forward to hearing of his and BD’s continued success”.

About Bedford Group/TRANSEARCH

Bedford Group/TRANSEARCH is one of the Top 10 largest retained executive search firms in the world, with 60 offices in 40 countries. With North American Healthcare offices based in Toronto, Canada and Cambridge, Massachusetts, Bedford Group provides premium executive search and talent management solutions to a diverse group of healthcare clients, including start-ups, multi-nationals, publicly traded and private organizations. In addition to retained executive search, Bedford Group provides services in Succession Planning, Executive & Board Compensation, Culture, Organizational Strategy, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership Assessment and Virtual Onboarding.


Darren Raycroft, Managing Director- North American Healthcare & Life Sciences

Howard Pezim, Managing Director- North American Healthcare & Life Sciences

Darren Raycroft

Darren Raycroft

Partner and Managing Director

Tel: 416-963-9000 x. 234

Howard Pezim

Howard Pezim

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Tel: 416-963-9000, ext.223

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