Robert W. DiMarzo is a successful, global animal health executive with over 30 years of leadership and management. From building and salvaging businesses, strategic planning, tactical operations, regulatory strategies, manufacturing, distribution, licensing, marketing, including pharmaceutical sales. Roberts has a deep love for companion animals, and profound understanding of equine and livestock animal health sectors. He’s an expert in diverse global markets, knowledge of industry drivers and advancement for the future. His entire value chain has guided him to successfully generate exponential growth, from start-ups backed by Venture Capital and Private Equity to large public companies. Roberts extensive experience has provided him a unique perspective on how to be successful in an unpredictable and complicated global industry.
Known for decisive leadership, and team building that thrive on opportunities for new products and technologies. His career began with Elanco, an animal health division of Eli Lilly, in marketing and new product launches then later advanced to Pfizer Animal Health (now Zoetis). During his tenure, he held several positions, such as, Senior Marketing Manager for new products and global launches, Marketing Manager in Brazil, and Division Director in Italy. Finally, progressing at Pfizer as President of Operations, he was responsible for the entire animal health sector. The U.S. Division gained a reputation as THE industry leader in creative strategy implementation, innovation, and outstanding marketing/sales policies which grew to over $1 billion in revenue.
Before Robert embarked in the animal health industry, he was a U.S. Naval Officer in the Pacific Theater and northeast of the U.S.A. He also volunteered in the Peace Corps for the Central African Empire/Central African Republic. Graduating with an MBA from Harvard University and BSc from Brown University, he also fluent in French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Sango. Some hobbies include traveling, new cultures, global “futebol”, lacrosse, military affairs, reading, mentoring, AND avid cycling.