Women’s History Month Spotlight Series Pt. 1
Jennifer (Jen) Gallego, President, MaxorPlus
This week we want to honor Jen Gallego, President of MaxorPlus, for Women’s History Month. Jen joined the Maxor team in 2018 as the Chief Operating Officer of MaxorPlus and was promoted to President in 2019. She has more than 25 years of leadership and experience in the healthcare industry across client management, operations and business development. Jen is a fearless female trailblazer in the healthcare industry, and we wanted to spotlight her how she grew into the leader she is today.
I never thought I would be the president of a company. When I started in this industry, I viewed it as a job not a career.
A Leader Emerges
Jen has always been a strong leader and through her experience over the years, she discovered that leading people is her passion. As a woman leader, she has faced many adversities that affected her personally and professionally but she always bet on herself and continued to persevere. When asked about her experience growing her career into an executive role, she says, “I never thought I would be the president of a company. When I started in this industry, I viewed it as a job not a career. I was open to trying different roles and even to leaving companies to develop new capabilities. I took chances and believed in myself and I continue to develop strategies to work through challenges and keep a focus on the business priorities.”
The Road to Maxor
Jen has spent roughly 20 years in the Pharmacy Benefit Management Industry and she always knew this industry was where she wanted to continue her career. She describes what led her to Maxor, “While there was much about Maxor that intrigued me, two key factors led me here. First being the people. Maxor has industry-leading executives, employees committed to taking care of patients, and leaders that put our clients first. I was excited to be part of the team. Another key attribute about Maxor is our size and scale. The scale that Maxor has created allows us to effectively compete in the marketplace while our size affords us significant flexibility to support our client needs.”
Jen was able to finish her degree for a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix while holding a significant leadership role as a director of implementation, one of her proudest accomplishments. “To this day, I cannot figure out how I found the time to manage it all but I am so glad I did.” Another one of her proudest career accomplishments is seeing those she worked with grow and flourish in their career. “I am also very proud to see people I have worked with move into large, significant executive roles. I know I played some part in their development and I love seeing others excel.”
Advice to Women in Pharma
Jen’s advice to other women in the pharmaceutical industry who want to grow into an executive leadership role is to stay inquisitive, take risks, find opportunities to maximize your strengths, and don’t shy away from your development. “This market is complex and ever changing. You want to be informed and play a role in shaping the future. I took several roles in which I was not entirely confident I would be successful in, but each role taught me more about this industry and myself.”
From all of us at MaxorPlus and Maxor, thank you, Jen, for your leadership, and for helping all of us build a better company and bring out the best in ourselves.
I took several roles in which I was not entirely confident I would be successful in, but each role taught me more about this industry and myself.”