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Our Senior Team

Blake SpearsBlake Spears is a founder and principal of InSight Healthcare and has eighteen years of experience in working with clients in the healthcare industry. Blake has managed projects in a wide variety of pharmaceutical products and medical devices involving extensive market research for the purpose of market assessment and/or positioning new products in a variety of clinical areas.

Typical outcomes have included target market definition, definition of key product attributes, estimated market penetration, market size analysis, clinical application scenario, pricing strategies, market communications testing, customer satisfaction and customer retention.

Blake has moderated over 150 focus groups and conducted thousands of in-depth interviews with clinicians and opinion leaders. Blake's academic credentials include a B.S. in chemical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Helen YoungHelen Young, MD has dual strengths in medicine and business. She has been consulting in the medical industry for the past 5 years to medical device, diagnostics, and pharmaceutical companies. In the 9 years before becoming a consultant, she held management positions in clinical research, marketing, and medical affairs, including Vice President of Marketing of a genetic resources company, and Medical Director of an airway device company.

In these capacities, she has led meetings and conducted interviews with leading clinical thought leaders in anesthesiology, cardiology, and genetics. Prior to entering the business world, she was an emergency medicine physician for 10 years. Helen has a BS and MD from University of Illinois, and an MBA from University of California, Berkeley.

Kathy Harrison-RockeyKathy Harrison-Rockey has over twelve years of healthcare experience. She held the position as Assistant Director of Rehabilitation Services at the UCSF Medical Center, with budgeting and management responsibility for a staff of thirty-five. Kathy also worked in marketing at Guidant Corporation, the market leader in interventional cardiology technology.

Kathy has extensive experience in primary and secondary market research techniques and has worked with InSight Healthcare Consulting for seven years. She has co-authored over 40 market research studies in a variety of clinical areas, including cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, trauma, and anesthesia. Kathy holds a B.S. from the Medical College of Virginia, and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.


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