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Dean's Advisory Council: Sander A. Flaum

Sander Flaum is CEO of Flaum Partners, a leading healthcare consultancy focused on transformational thinking for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Additionally, Sander is adjunct Professor of Management at the Fordham Graduate School of Business where he founded and chairs the Fordham Leadership Forum. Sander chairs the American Institute for Stuttering and serves on the boards of Fordham Graduate School of Business, Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University and Project Sunshine.


Prior to launching Flaum Partners in 2004, Sander was Chairman and CEO of Robert A. Becker, EuroRSCG .where he led a global team that introduced six blockbuster $2 Billion healthcare brands. In 2002, Medical Advertising News named Sander its Man of the Year and Becker its Agency of the Year. In 2008, Sander was honored with the Ohio State University Alumni “Professional Achievement” award.


Sander has authored over 80 articles on marketing, management, and leadership. He writes a monthly column on leadership for Pharmaceutical Executive magazine and the American Management Association’s MWorld. Sander completed his first book in 2006, co-authored with his son Jonathon - The 100 Mile Walk: A Father and Son on a Quest to Find the Essence of Leadership (AMACOM) for which the authors were awarded the Hazan-Polsky Prize for outstanding business books.


In 2009, Sander wrote Big Shoes: How Successful Leaders Grow into New Roles to respond to the dearth of leadership accountability being evidenced around the world. His plainspoken, engaging style has helped many new leaders and managers faced with leadership challenges to think through their first 100 days on the job and the days following with an eye to building organizations and careers they can be proud of.


Sander received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and earned his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University magna cum laude.