Beghou Consulting hires new Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
EVANSTON, Ill.— June 29, 2023 — Beghou Consulting is delighted to announce the addition of Christopher Blanco as its Chief Financial Officer and Jeffrey Klug as its Chief Operating Officer. Blanco and Klug will play key roles as Beghou expands and strengthens the global resources and capabilities it deploys to support emerging pharmaceutical companies’ commercial efforts.
“Chris and Jeff will be important players in our next stage of growth,” said Beth Beghou, CEO of Beghou Consulting. “Both have excelled at helping organizations thrive in times of accelerated growth. Drawing on this business transformation experience, I am confident they will help us strengthen our operational and financial infrastructures, which, in turn, will benefit our talented people and our innovative clients.”
Beghou Consulting helps pharmaceutical companies improve launch preparedness and commercial effectiveness. Its capabilities cover all areas of commercial operations – from launch planning and sales force design to master data management and omnichannel analytics.
Prior to joining Beghou, Blanco was Chief Financial Officer at Lockwood, a medical communications agency. His expertise spans financial planning and analysis, operational process integration, and business process transformation and integration. Blanco earned an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.
“Beghou’s growth journey over the past 30 years is inspiring,” Blanco said. “I’m excited to join this impressive team and look forward to using my experience with services businesses to create a financial infrastructure that supports the firm’s expansion in the emerging pharma space.”
Klug joins Beghou from digital services firm West Monroe, where he was Chief of Staff for the firm’s Operations Excellence practice. He has experience in corporate strategy, revenue and operating model development, and cross-functional leadership in service organizations. Klug earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and was a Woodruff Scholar at Emory University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and psychology. Outside of work, he is a sustaining member of the Lincoln Park Zoo’s Auxiliary Board.
“I am excited to join Beghou and support its innovative clients and talented team,” Klug said. “I have spent my career helping businesses optimize processes to speed decision making and fuel profitable growth. I look forward to ensuring the firm’s operating models support its delivery of sophisticated commercial operations solutions to its clients.”
Blanco and Klug join Beghou on the heels of Varsity Healthcare Partners’ recent investment in the firm. Eric Beghou, who was Beghou Consulting’s Chief Operating Officer since its founding, will retire.
“Eric will leave a lasting legacy at the company we founded together,” Beth Beghou said. “He has worked tirelessly to support our growth over the past three decades. We are thankful for his meaningful contributions to the company and excited for him to pursue this next chapter.”
About Beghou Consulting
Founded in 1993, Beghou Consulting specializes in helping life sciences companies – especially emerging pharma companies – establish and manage commercial operations to better market and sell therapies. Deploying advanced analytics and proprietary technology, Beghou consultants have provided strategic counsel to the top pharmaceutical companies in the world, supporting some since infancy. Headquartered in Evanston, Illinois, the firm has eight offices and employs more than 250 professionals around the world. To learn more, visit www.beghouconsulting.com or follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.