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<p>Christopher A</p> <p>Christopher A. Tholstrom</p> <p>16204 Belsay Court, Parker, CO. 80134(360) 870-9778</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Key NNI Accomplishments:</p> <p>1. Area Achievement Award: DBM 2013- Park City, Utah2. DCS territory qualified for Circle of Excellence-ranked 2nd in Area</p> <p>3. Region Vision Award winner: 2008 DCS-Team Commitment</p> <p>4. Regional Vision Award winner: 2010 HSDCS-Team Commitment</p> <p>5. Area Vision Award winner: 2011 RSM-Leadership6. Regional Vision Award winner: 2013 DBM-Leadership</p> <p>7. Regional Vision Award winner: 2015 DBM-Leadership</p> <p>8. Rocky Mountain Region Directors Award: 2014- Living the Novo Nordisk Way</p> <p>9. Northwest Region Directors Award: 2008Outstanding teamwork and collaboration</p> <p>10. Received Exceeds Expectation performance ratings on 6 of 8 year-end ACE reviews11. Successful completion of Management Acceleration Center with Strong performance</p> <p>INTERNAL EXPERIENCE:</p> <p>Regional Health System Director 2016-Present</p> <p>Denver, Colorado</p> <p> Recently Promoted to Regional Health Systems Director- July 2016 Responsible for managing, coaching and training six Health Systems managers in Colorado and Nevada</p> <p> Position entails IDN coverage, C Suites, negotiation, hospital sales, formulary pull-through, Endocrinology</p> <p> Finished the first half of 2016 ranked 21st nationally and 5th in the West AreaDistrict Business Manager 2012-2016</p> <p>Denver, Colorado</p> <p> 2014 Comeback Kid Award recipient and eventually won Area Achievement Award</p> <p> Selected past two years to represent Rocky Mountain Region on the West Area DBM Solutions Team </p> <p> Recently promoted to DBM II- Spring 2015 Invited to attend the Leadership Engagement: Customer Focused Model as a proxy for RBD </p> <p> Selected to lead and facilitate Rocky Mountain Region Directors Council </p> <p> Responsible for training Directors Council on Learning Library and IDP to be rolled out to region</p> <p> 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:</p> <p>Regional Field Trainer 2012</p> <p>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. </p> <p> Aligned to district, regional and area strategies and goals</p> <p> Successful completion of Phase 3 RFT training, facilitation and 4S coaching</p> <p> Created training plan for Northwest region as well as overlay districts</p> <p> Assisted in the creation of the West Area Core District Selected as 2012 member of the RFT Advisory Team to represent West Area</p> <p> Selected as My Mentor by several representatives seeking advancement within NNI</p> <p> Involvement in Bydureon training, Elite training, Phase training and Advanced QuestioningRegional Support Manager 2011-2012</p> <p>Northwest Region Identified critical business success metrics, provided analytical, strategic and planning support for the region</p> <p> 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</p> <p> Selected to collaborate with home office to organize and staff national conventions</p> <p> Organized ACE it Forward event for entire region to assemble 350 food bags for </p> <p> Lead DCS Leadership Council and provided direction and focus</p> <p> Responsible for creating first MVP, Rookie and Product awards for Northwest region</p> <p> Streamlined business processes and reporting</p> <p> Improved trust and cohesiveness within the Northwest region</p> <p>Health System Diabetes Care Specialist 2010-2011</p> <p>Tacoma, Washington Selected to train and onboard HSDCS team on hospital selling, GPO contracting and LTC navigation</p> <p> Multiple hospital conversions during HS tenure</p> <p> Collaborated with HSM to pull-through Providence FlexPen conversion Cultivated and trained two opinion leaders to speak on behalf of product portfolio</p> <p>Institutional Diabetes Care Specialist 2008-2010</p> <p>Seattle, Washington Key collaborator in government, long term care, institutional and specialty sales</p> <p> Cultivated and trained three opinion leaders to speak on behalf of insulin portfolio</p> <p> Implemented full therapeutic interchanges in multiple institutional accounts</p> <p> Therapeutic interchange at Bremerton Navel Hospital</p> <p>Diabetes Care Specialist 2007-2008</p> <p>Olympia, Washington</p> <p> DCS territory qualified for Circle of Excellence-ranked 2nd in region</p> <p> Finished number one in 2008 Regional FlexPen competition within region</p> <p> Organized first annual Western Washington Native American World Diabetes Day Event</p> <p> Selected to organize Strength Finders team building activity for Washington districts</p> <p> RAP Team member</p> <p>RELATED EXPERIENCE:Pfizer Inc. June 2002-March 2007</p> <p>Olympia, Washington 2003-2006 District Representative of the Year</p> <p> Six time recipient of Representative of the Quarter award </p> <p> Received highest marks for technical knowledge and successful completion of sales training</p> <p> Cultivated and trained four opinion leaders to speak on behalf of product portfolio</p> <p> Successfully worked with local P&amp;T committees to place multiple products on hospital formulary</p> <p> 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 </p> <p>Management Intern, April 2002-June 2002 </p> <p>Sales Representative May 2001-August 2001Alaska Outfitters</p> <p>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</p> <p> Developed and presented monthly training clinics for employees and management</p> <p> Received companys highest sales award two years consecutively</p> <p>Volunteer Representative, May 1998-May 2000</p> <p>The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints </p> <p>Malaga, Spain</p> <p> Compiled and evaluated monthly productivity reports</p> <p> Assisted in developing training programs for the Regional President Supervised the activities of over 200 representatives as Assistant to the President</p> <p> Conducted large conferences, and delivered motivational speeches quarterly</p> <p> Trained representatives in leadership and communication skills</p> <p>EDUCATION:Bachelor of Science, Business Management, April 2002Associates Degree, Arts and Letters, April 1998</p> <p>Brigham Young University</p> <p>Rexburg, Idaho</p> <p> Course emphasis in Sales, Marketing, Accounting, Business Communications, Biology, and Computer Science</p> <p> Involved in Business and Investment Club</p> <p> Maintained a 3.5 GPA</p> <p>UNIQUE QUALIFICATIONS</p> <p> Special strengths in communication and leadership skills </p> <p> Flexible and adaptable under constantly changing conditions</p> <p> Ability to work successfully in a team or matrix environment</p> <p> Creative, energetic, driven, enthusiastic, and hard working</p> <p> Fluent in Spanish, both verbal and written</p> <p> Eagle Scout Award recipient</p>