ELITE 2021 Disrupter Timmy Garde of LevLane

Timmy Garde

Chief Innovation Leader


Setting Trends Means Knowing Trends

One thing you can’t deny about Timmy Garde—he always manages to stay ahead of the curve.

“Timmy is really one-of-a-kind,” says Al Altomari, CEO, Agile Therapeutics. “He brings us best practices, the latest innovations on our competitors and the industry, and unique thinking that has been invaluable in helping us get to where we are now.”

Five years ago, Timmy joined LevLane to manage their new Life Sciences group. Since then, it has continued to grow in business while building a formidable reputation to match the one Timmy has throughout the industry. He fosters deep relationships with his clients, who know they can call any time, day or night.

For example, BioReference Laboratories, Inc., SVP and Chief Commercial Officer, Natalie Cummins made an early evening call directly prior to a holiday weekend when the company was considering ways to help during the pandemic. Timmy was already prepared with an answer, and would go on to help the company make the necessary innovations and retrofitting to perform COVID-19 PCR tests. “Timmy is always bringing me new ideas,” Cummins says. “He really thinks about what’s next and pushes others to do the same.”

Timmy was also there when Agile Therapeutics was finally ready to launch their first contraceptive product, Twirla® (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol) transdermal system, after year-long delays and two complete response letters (CRLs). His team’s campaign was groundbreaking in its authenticity. It included real stories about real women from all backgrounds, ethnicities, and stages of life. The campaign had a huge impact on women’s health and encouraged meaningful conversations about product choices.

Beyond his work, Timmy has also shown a gift for bringing together leading voices in life sciences to discuss and brainstorm issues currently facing the industry. In 2020, he organized the 3rd Annual Leaders in Life Sciences Breakfast Roundtable, which produced some of the best thinking concerning moving ahead post-COVID-19. He shared those insights with the broader medical community in a “Leaders in Life Sciences Playbook.”

Timmy’s forward-thinking approach is a keystone of LevLane’s trailblazing work. For those of us following closely behind, it’s a good idea to listen. He knows what’s coming up ahead.


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