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Christopher A. Tholstrom

16204 Belsay Court, Parker, CO. 80134(360) 870-9778

cthm@novonordisk.comSUMMARY:Aggressive, enthusiastic, self motivated problem solver with proven leadership and collaborative abilities. Recognized by peers as a strong leader and team member with excellent communication, interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire, motivate, manage and coach others.

Key NNI Accomplishments:

1. Area Achievement Award: DBM 2013- Park City, Utah2. DCS territory qualified for Circle of Excellence-ranked 2nd in Area

3. Region Vision Award winner: 2008 DCS-Team Commitment

4. Regional Vision Award winner: 2010 HSDCS-Team Commitment

5. Area Vision Award winner: 2011 RSM-Leadership6. Regional Vision Award winner: 2013 DBM-Leadership

7. Regional Vision Award winner: 2015 DBM-Leadership

8. Rocky Mountain Region Directors Award: 2014- Living the Novo Nordisk Way

9. Northwest Region Directors Award: 2008Outstanding teamwork and collaboration

10. Received Exceeds Expectation performance ratings on 6 of 8 year-end ACE reviews11. Successful completion of Management Acceleration Center with Strong performance

INTERNAL EXPERIENCE:

Regional Health System Director 2016-Present

Denver, Colorado

Recently Promoted to Regional Health Systems Director- July 2016 Responsible for managing, coaching and training six Health Systems managers in Colorado and Nevada

Position entails IDN coverage, C Suites, negotiation, hospital sales, formulary pull-through, Endocrinology

Finished the first half of 2016 ranked 21st nationally and 5th in the West AreaDistrict Business Manager 2012-2016

Denver, Colorado

2014 Comeback Kid Award recipient and eventually won Area Achievement Award

Selected past two years to represent Rocky Mountain Region on the West Area DBM Solutions Team

Recently promoted to DBM II- Spring 2015 Invited to attend the Leadership Engagement: Customer Focused Model as a proxy for RBD

Selected to lead and facilitate Rocky Mountain Region Directors Council

Responsible for training Directors Council on Learning Library and IDP to be rolled out to region

Recognized for having an eye for recruiting and was asked to assist in the 2014 DCA hiring blitz Have consistently helped to create excitement and enthusiasm and culture within the region Organize monthly Colorado collaborative meetings with state wide leadership team Consistently lead region in field coaching days and other key priorities and metrics Recognize others in the moment and celebrate accomplishments and successes Recognized as product expert with purposeful practiced incorporated into each field ride Selected as Tresiba FACEtime make-up trainer/assessor for 7 representatives INTERNAL EXPERIENCE:

Regional Field Trainer 2012

West Area Responsible for leading and facilitating the training classes for the company at the training facility in Princeton for new hires, Specialty reps, and DCS phase trainings.

Aligned to district, regional and area strategies and goals

Successful completion of Phase 3 RFT training, facilitation and 4S coaching

Created training plan for Northwest region as well as overlay districts

Assisted in the creation of the West Area Core District Selected as 2012 member of the RFT Advisory Team to represent West Area

Selected as My Mentor by several representatives seeking advancement within NNI

Involvement in Bydureon training, Elite training, Phase training and Advanced QuestioningRegional Support Manager 2011-2012

Northwest Region Identified critical business success metrics, provided analytical, strategic and planning support for the region

Prepared strategic plans for implementation and coordinated and managed the business planning process and followed-up to analyze performance of the region Region qualified for Circle of Excellence-ranked 1st in West Area

Selected to collaborate with home office to organize and staff national conventions

Organized ACE it Forward event for entire region to assemble 350 food bags for

Lead DCS Leadership Council and provided direction and focus

Responsible for creating first MVP, Rookie and Product awards for Northwest region

Streamlined business processes and reporting

Improved trust and cohesiveness within the Northwest region

Health System Diabetes Care Specialist 2010-2011

Tacoma, Washington Selected to train and onboard HSDCS team on hospital selling, GPO contracting and LTC navigation

Multiple hospital conversions during HS tenure

Collaborated with HSM to pull-through Providence FlexPen conversion Cultivated and trained two opinion leaders to speak on behalf of product portfolio

Institutional Diabetes Care Specialist 2008-2010

Seattle, Washington Key collaborator in government, long term care, institutional and specialty sales

Cultivated and trained three opinion leaders to speak on behalf of insulin portfolio

Implemented full therapeutic interchanges in multiple institutional accounts

Therapeutic interchange at Bremerton Navel Hospital

Diabetes Care Specialist 2007-2008

Olympia, Washington

DCS territory qualified for Circle of Excellence-ranked 2nd in region

Finished number one in 2008 Regional FlexPen competition within region

Organized first annual Western Washington Native American World Diabetes Day Event

Selected to organize Strength Finders team building activity for Washington districts

RAP Team member

RELATED EXPERIENCE:Pfizer Inc. June 2002-March 2007

Olympia, Washington 2003-2006 District Representative of the Year

Six time recipient of Representative of the Quarter award

Received highest marks for technical knowledge and successful completion of sales training

Cultivated and trained four opinion leaders to speak on behalf of product portfolio

Successfully worked with local P&T committees to place multiple products on hospital formulary

Competitive grasp of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, system and disease processes, as well as managed care formulary systems, and the cost issues facing practitioners

Management Intern, April 2002-June 2002

Sales Representative May 2001-August 2001Alaska Outfitters

Skagway, Alaska Managed and motivated 16 employees; activities included resolving conflicts and assisting in creating sales-incentive programs Implemented new products, increasing earnings for company

Developed and presented monthly training clinics for employees and management

Received companys highest sales award two years consecutively

Volunteer Representative, May 1998-May 2000

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Malaga, Spain

Compiled and evaluated monthly productivity reports

Assisted in developing training programs for the Regional President Supervised the activities of over 200 representatives as Assistant to the President

Conducted large conferences, and delivered motivational speeches quarterly

Trained representatives in leadership and communication skills

EDUCATION:Bachelor of Science, Business Management, April 2002Associates Degree, Arts and Letters, April 1998

Brigham Young University

Rexburg, Idaho

Course emphasis in Sales, Marketing, Accounting, Business Communications, Biology, and Computer Science

Involved in Business and Investment Club

Maintained a 3.5 GPA

UNIQUE QUALIFICATIONS

Special strengths in communication and leadership skills

Flexible and adaptable under constantly changing conditions

Ability to work successfully in a team or matrix environment

Creative, energetic, driven, enthusiastic, and hard working

Fluent in Spanish, both verbal and written

Eagle Scout Award recipient