AboutAbout Gary Sullivan
I worked in and around the field of statistical science in both technical (13 years) and management roles (15 years) for Eli Lilly and Company, a major pharmaceutical manufacturer in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Couple this experience with my leadership study – over 10 years creating, implementing and instructing leadership programs. The result is a perspective from all sides: the employee, the manager and the leadership expert.
This allows me to understand what will be helpful and insightful to any person or group seeking to improve their leadership.
The Numbers Don’t Lie
The Eli Lilly Statistics leadership program was implemented in 2010 as a critical part of our organizational strategy and impacted our entire organization – about 400 people. Over the next 8 years, I facilitated and trained hundreds of technical leaders, scientists and professionals at Lilly on general leadership as well as many specific aspects and competencies of leadership.
Years of Technical Expertise
Years of Leadership Consulting & Teaching
Years of Management Roles
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
B.S. in Statistics from University of Pittsburgh
M.S. and Ph.D. in Statistics from Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa)
Statistical Scientist for 13 years at Eli Lilly and Company (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Head and Senior Director of Non-Clinical Statistics* for 15 years at Eli Lilly and Company
Developer and Leader of Statistics and Biometrics Leadership Program at Eli Lilly (2010-2017)
Chair ASA Ad Hoc Leadership Committee (2017-2018)
Current Home: Indianapolis, Indiana
Married (27 years) with 3 children (19, 20, and 23)
Enjoy reading, exercising, golf, and studying leaders
* Non-clinical includes discovery research, product/process development and manufacturing