When employees are asked what they like most about Red Oak, virtually everyone in the company says, “The People.”
We are a diverse group of individuals – over 50 strong – who work together in innovative and unexpected ways to deliver value to our parent companies. Get to know a few of our talented team members… and check back periodically to meet more.
Road to Red Oak: I came from Cardinal Health. I’ve been here since the inception of the company.
Role at Red Oak: My team leads the cross-functional communication between Red Oak and the Parents. We are in constant contact with all parties to align on operational and strategic initiatives. Our work is dynamic as the needs of the business are constantly evolving.
Why Red Oak? It was a no-brainer to join Red Oak because of the opportunity to create a company and processes from scratch, while staying connected to two great companies in CVS and Cardinal Health.
Biggest Contribution: The relationships I’ve built while standing up the processes and information flow between Red Oak and the Parents.
Favorite thing to do in and around Foxborough: The area offers a lot to do outdoors. You go 40 minutes east and hit the ocean. You go north and the mountains are just beautiful. My wife and I are really enjoying all the opportunities with our three young children.
Manager, Market Intelligence
Road to Red Oak: I was in management consulting for CapGemini in New York City. I was getting married and the consulting lifestyle — all the travel — was no longer a good fit. I heard about the job on LinkedIn.
Why Red Oak? When I went onsite for the job interview, I was blown away! They were the nicest set of people that I’ve ever met. I fell in love with the people. I also love the casual culture and the challenging work environment.
Role at Red Oak: My role is super dynamic. I analyze where the market is going and how Red Oak should better position ourselves. That involves looking at everything from FDA approvals data to earnings calls, upcoming drug launches and recalls. I pass this intelligence on to the sourcing team and use it for pipeline budgeting.
Best Work Day Ever: I have a highly visible role in the company. I regularly meet with Sr. Leadership at Red Oak, CVS and Cardinal Health. I work directly with our President to prep for board meetings with the parents. I learn something new daily — so every day is the best day.
Favorite Work Perk: My team. This is the best team I’ve ever worked with. They’re very competent, highly efficient and a lot of fun to work with. I really love my team.
Analyst, Data Management
Road to Red Oak: I was working at CVS in their Pharmacy Merchandise Department. I was looking for an opportunity to advance and heard about this position at Red Oak. I went to the interview and everyone was so warm, friendly and encouraging. I felt like it would be a good place for me.
Role at Red Oak: I’m basically an interpreter between the sourcing team and the parent companies. I work closely with the sourcing team once they make a deal with drug manufacturers. I make sure contracts get executed the way they want. I also do a lot of auditing to make sure pricing in our system aligns with the two parent companies.
Why Red Oak? Of course, with any job you want to make sure it’s going to advance your career. But mainly, it was the informal environment and laid-back attitude here. I really like that people like spending time with each other at work and outside of work.
Favorite Work Perk: We do a lot of volunteer work. Me and a small group of people volunteer at the Ronald McDonald house, making meals for the families. We also volunteer at the local food pantry. We even did a furniture-assembly event. We donated 50 IKEA dressers to a non-profit! I think that’s really cool.
Personal Passion: I have a Masters in Historic Preservation! I still love taking pictures of architecture.
Road to Red Oak: Prior to this role, I was the pricing analyst for a wine distributor. The work was very repetitive and making changes took a long time. I wanted to work with a smaller company. I wanted to make a difference. I saw the job posting on Glass Door and got the job. They said they liked my energy!
Role at Red Oak: I analyze department expenses and prepare the quarterly expense forecast. I also prepare the annual expense budget and the monthly metrics decks for our parents, CVS and Cardinal Health.
Why Red Oak? Everything is so immediate — almost instantaneous. If I see a way to improve something, I can just go to my boss, get his approval and do it. Everyone is so laid back and nice. These people build you up.
Best Work Day Ever: It was a bad day that turned into the best day. I was working on the monthly planning decks and everything was wrong. I had to meet with each department. We all worked together to get it right. That was an amazing day.
Favorite Work Perk: We’re allowed to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald Kitchen during work hours!