SAN DIEGO, Jan. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Evofem, Inc. announces that John A. Fair has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately. Mr. Fair comes to Evofem with 20 years of progressive experience leading health care marketing, commercial strategy and operations. His background includes senior-level positions at innovative startup ventures and multi-national firms.
In his role as COO, Mr. Fair will have broad administrative responsibility for operations and direct responsibility for product development, manufacturing and commercialization. He will report directly to Saundra Pelletier, CEO.
"As a leader who enthusiastically embraces our mission, John has an impressive track record of delivering growth and performance," said Pelletier. "We are excited to welcome him to our leadership team."
Mr. Fair most recently served as chief commercial and strategy officer for Woman Care Global (WCG), an innovative global non-profit focused exclusively on women's health. As a member of the senior leadership of WCG, he was instrumental in in-licensing new and novel technology as well as providing the strategic framework necessary to support WCG's rapid expansion.
"I am excited about delivering on such an important mission and mandate as it relates to global women's health," said Fair. "I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to be a part of Evofem's team."
Mr. Fair graduated magna cum laude from Rider University and holds a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine.
Evofem, Inc. is a privately held biotechnology company that discovers, develops and commercializes prescription and over-the-counter products in the areas of feminine care, contraception, and the prevention of sexually transmitted infections. Evofem, Inc. is committed to delivering effective, woman-controlled, rapidly reversible forms of contraception to women globally.
In February 2013, Evofem entered into a strategic alliance with Woman Care Global, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide access to quality, affordable, women's healthcare products through a sustainable value chain in over 100 countries, with a particular focus on under-served markets in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Through this alliance, Woman Care Global provides sales, marketing and global distribution support to Evofem's products.
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Source: WomanCare Global