Vice President, MSL Operations
Stacey Benefiel has 26 years of experience in a variety of roles across the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Missouri–Kansas City. While in pharmacy school, Stacey worked in Product Safety for Marion Merrell Dow. She later moved into a clinical research role with the organization. Upon graduation, Stacey accepted a Sales position with Hoechst Marion Roussell, (which had merged with Marion Merrill Dow) with the goal to ultimately transition into Medical Affairs.
In 2000, Stacey accepted one of the first Medical Science Liaison (MSL) positions at Procter and Gamble Pharmaceuticals. For two years, she focused on Women’s Health and GI as an MSL, and then she moved into a Regional Director position. In that role, Stacey helped grow the MSL organization to 90-plus members. Following her eight years at Procter and Gamble, Stacey accepted a Regional Director role with Acorda Therapeutics in the area of Multiple Sclerosis. Later, Stacey served as a National Director for Medtronic where she led a team of seven MSLs. Her team engaged interventional cardiologists in the US and internationally.
Stacey has been instrumental in building and growing MSL teams in the United States and Europe, and she has led efforts regarding MSL assistance with clinical accrual activities, Key Opinion Leader (KOL) engagement, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), department infrastructure, co-promotion collaborations, and more. In addition, Stacey has presented and served as a panelist at many and various Medical Affairs conferences.
Stacey currently develops business for TriNet Pharma, a recruiting firm dedicated exclusively to placing permanent and contract Medical Affairs professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and diagnostic industries in the United States and Europe. She also oversees TriNet Pharma’s global contract MSL teams.