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Marquis Who's Who Honors Derek James Evans for Expertise in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Derek James Evans excels in sales and marketing as a regional business director at Axsome Therapeutics Inc.

In light of his success, Mr. Evans has been recognized with several accolades, including being named the Rookie of the Year and a Presidents Club Award.

    BROUSSARD, LA, May 22, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Derek James Evans has been recognized for his inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Evans is a respected sales and marketing professional with extensive leadership expertise. Since 2023, he has been the regional business director at Axsome Therapeutics Inc. in Louisiana. In this capacity, he is primarily responsible for leading numerous account managers and ensuring they meet quarterly and monthly sales goals. The biotechnology research is based in New York City and specializes in developing novel therapies for central nervous system conditions with limited treatment options.

Before being recruited to Axsome Therapeutics Inc., Mr. Evans held several high-level positions with Alkermes as a territory business manager and Urovant Sciences Inc. as a senior territory sales manager. He was also an executive neuro/psych specialist at Teva Pharmaceuticals and a neuroscience area manager, regional sales trainer, and regional business manager at Avanir Pharmaceuticals. Earlier in his career, Mr. Evans found success as a pulmonary specialist representative II and certified field trainer at Boehringer Ingelheim. His foundational expertise was developed in pharmaceutical sales with Hawthorn Pharmaceuticals, Merck, and Schwartz Pharma Inc.

Besides his primary career endeavors, Mr. Evans has been affiliated with CMSHAI. He served as the ACC chairperson and director in 2022 and has been president of the board of directors since 2022.

In preparation for his career, Mr. Evans received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. To further enhance his professional skills, he completed numerous certifications through LinkedIn on topics ranging from career planning to emotional intelligence. These certifications have been crucial to Mr. Evans's career development and success.

Mr. Evans's commitment to professional development is evident in his active participation in industry-related organizations, including as the president of his homeowners' association. He is also involved in his local church. Previously, Mr. Evans contributed to youth sports as a manager and head coach for United States Specialty Sports Association travel baseball teams from 2009 to 2015.

In light of his success, Mr. Evans has been recognized with several accolades, including being named the Rookie of the Year and a Presidents Club Award. He attributes much of his accomplishments to the values instilled in him by his father and mother while coming of age. Growing up with modest means and being a product of the public school system taught him the importance of hard work and perseverance. This philosophy was further reinforced through Mr. Evans's involvement in high school baseball, where he learned the value of dedication and leading by example. Looking ahead, he aspires to advance professionally while maintaining a balance that enables him to remain directly connected with customers.

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