William C. Pearson


As the founder and principal of Pearson Consulting Group, Mr. Pearson advises pharmaceutical companies, start-up biotech companies and healthcare consulting companies. A distinguished group of companies including Janssen Biotech, Bayer, Merck, Sanofi, Genzyme, Celgene, Dendreon, Eisai, Takeda, Astellas, ImClone, Centocor, McNeil Specialty Pharmaceuticals, and Kite have relied on his expertise. His strategic acumen is gleaned from 30 years of distinguished service with Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its companies from 1975 to 2005.

During his tenure with J&J, Pearson served in various executive sales and marketing positions.  In April 1989, he joined Ortho Biotech with dual responsibilities as vice president of the oncology franchise and vice president of the strategic customer group with primary oversight of Procrit. He had profit-and-loss responsibility for over $2 billion in sales, and personnel responsibility for more than 600 people. As vice president of the oncology franchise, Pearson was responsible for all sales, marketing and sales training.  As vice president of the strategic customer group, he was responsible for all pricing, contracting strategy, reimbursement, policy, managed markets, trade relations, and patient advocacy. Orto Biotech is now Janssen Oncology.

Pearson earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wofford College. Afterward, he entered the U.S. Army and served as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam where he was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal for Valor, and numerous Air Medals.