About Us

Thought Leader Select is a Chapel Hill, NC-based private consulting firm serving the biopharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostics industries. Our in-house research group delivers actionable insights that power more effective engagement with medical professionals and institutions around the world.

Thought Leader Select has supported more than 50 companies as they develop effective treatments to promote better patient outcomes and quality of life in more than 18 therapeutic areas and 50 diseases and conditions. Our customized work strengthens medical marketing and medical affairs outreach and collaborations, as well as strategies to support market access, pricing, and reimbursement issues with payers.

With more than 40 years of industry expertise gleaned from multiple roles in strategy, sales, and marketing at Merck and GlaxoSmithKline, Paul lends a comprehensive understanding to our company’s consulting work with life sciences companies. Paul’s leadership has taken Thought Leader Select into its second decade as the market leader in the key opinion leader profiling space, committed to quality, transparency, and ethics.

Meade was recently appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Meade’s appointment will see him teach and collaborate with faculty on research in the Public Health Leadership Program.

Since joining Thought Leader Select in 2010, Brian has led the company’s marketing efforts and worked closely with other members of the senior leadership team on strategic planning for the organization. In addition, Brian is our lead consultant in a pair of practice areas, digital opinion leadership and diversity & inclusion. He is passionate about helping clients see trends in the marketplace and advising them on relevant points of convergence where they can grow. 

As head of the TLS Research Group, Brooke oversees research initiatives in traditional areas of thought leadership, from key opinion leader and centers of excellence identification and profiling to measuring digital influence of various healthcare stakeholders.

As part of the core engine of team leads at the company, Zoe’s work focuses on profiling doctors and other health care professionals in areas of thought leadership including publishing, speaking, research, clinical trials, patient advocacy, and regulatory/reimbursement work.

With more than 25 years of industry experience in North America and Europe, Neil’s work spans sales, marketing, public relations, business development and licensing for dozens of products across multiple therapeutic areas. This array of experience translates into keen problem-solving for client companies ranging from startups to global giants.