Dean's Advisory Council: Sander A. Flaum

CEO of Flaum Navigators, Sander Flaum is a veteran consultant to Fortune 500 companies. He is an acknowledged business leader, marketing and sales effectiveness coach, motivational speaker and best-selling author.

Flaum Navigators accelerates business growth through transformational ideas that galvanize Leadership, Brand Building and Innovation. FN helps clients to acquire sales and marketing solutions and is known for actionable and reliable strategic marketing advice, and commercializing healthcare client capabilities to realize their highest revenue potential.Sander created the first persistency program, the first patient guarantee promotion and the first co-pay plan. His trademark is providing clients with access to A+ talent in all facets of leadership and marketing, sales, messaging, social media, P.R., and FDA relations.

Sander is a featured speaker at numerous marketing conferences and leadership events and conducts workshops to stimulate creative innovation. His seminars are credited by clients for helping them exceed expectations, improve sales productivity, and foster leadership values.

Sander is Chair of the Fordham Leadership Forum at Fordham’s Graduate School of Business Administration where he serves as an Adjunct Professor and Executive-in-Residence. He serves on the boards of The James Cancer Center, Fisher College of Business and College of Arts and Science at The Ohio State University, The Fordham Graduate School of Business, and Eagle Pharmaceuticals. He’s also a Board Member of the American Institute for Stuttering and Edge4Vets. Author of three books on leadership and achieving success in challenging times, Sander’s latest book, The Best Thing That Could Ever Happen To You: How a Career Reversal Can Reinvigorate Your Life (2013, Big Shoes Publishing) was released in October 2013. Sander wrote this book to guide business professionals to re-empower themselves after a job loss or get unstuck from a passionless career.

Sander’s previous books, Big Shoes (2009, LeaderShape) and The 100-Mile Walk (2006, Amacom) have been credited by numerous company leaders for providing essential advice on how to tackle the management hurdles of a career. Sander also writes a monthly column for the American Management Association’s MWorld.

Sander‘s weekly radio show, “Leader’s Edge,” ( advances the ideas and debate of his “Leader’s Edge” blog. Selected both in 2001 and 2011 as the Fordham Business School’s commencement speaker, Sander has also been awarded the Ohio State University’s Professional Achievement Award and the OSU Pacesetter Business Leadership award.

Sander received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University followed by an MBA degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He went on to work for 18 years at Lederle Laboratories, which merged into Wyeth, then Pfizer. In his capacity as Marketing Director of Lederle Rx vaccines and oncology Rx products, Sander was responsible for many notable new product launches.

Post Lederle, Sander became Chairman and CEO of EuroRSCG Becker (now Havas Life) where he led a worldwide team of marketing strategists that introduced six blockbuster $2 billion healthcare brands. In 2003, Medical Advertising News named Sander its Man of the Year and Becker its Agency of the Year. After his tenure at Becker, Sander went on to launch Flaum Navigators in 2004 focusing on disruptive innovation in marketing, sales and leadership.

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