Chief Commercial Officer, Synergistix
With more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Terry Herring currently serves as the Chief Commercial Officer for Synergistix. Mr. Herring is also a consultant in his own organization, T. Garrett and Associates as well as H2 Consulting.
Previously, Herring was National Sales Leader for Syneos Health and prior to that, President, Commercial Operations for Mission Pharmacal Company where he oversaw the transformation of this small pharmaceutical company to a well-respected conglomerate in the pharma industry with seven distinct subsidiaries operating under the “Mission Family of Companies” umbrella.
Prior to Mission, Herring was President, Chief Operating Officer, and Director, InVentiv Health. He first joined InVentiv Sales and Marketing in 1999 as a National Business Director and moved progressively through additional positions including Vice President and General Manager, as well as Vice President of Sales before being appointed President in 2002.
Herring was the Senior National Sales Director with Noven Pharmaceuticals, where he was instrumental in establishing their first sales force and creating an effective team dedicated to transdermal delivery and women’s health marketing. He also held positions with Solvay Pharmaceuticals as a Regional Business Director, Director of Training and Development, Director of Operations and Trade Affairs, and Director of Customer Marketing. Prior to this, Herring served as Training Manager, Hospital Sales Manager, and Trade Relations Manager with Ciba-Geigy Pharmaceuticals.
In 2017, he was recognized by PharmaVOICE magazine as a Red Jacket honoree, the publication’s highest distinction for people in the pharmaceutical industry. Previously, Herring had been named by the publication as one of the industy’s 100 Most Inspiring people in both 2007 and 2008. Herring serves on the board of directors for Bridging the Gap Africa, a nonprofit group that helps local communities in rural Kenya build life-saving footbridges across dangerous rivers to give residents safe access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunity. He is also on the board of directors for A New Equilibrium (ANE), the advisory board for BioAgilytix, and is a former Big Brother’s Big Sister’s Board Member (2007 honoree).
Herring graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in biology from The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina. In addition, he attended Mercer University School of Engineering where he received a graduate certificate in project design and Duke University/London Business School where he earned a graduate certificate at the International Marketing Forum.