ACG February Breakfast with Scarlett Spring, President of VisionGate.

Date(s) - 21 Feb 2012
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Arizona Biltmore - Grand Ballroom

ACG February Breakfast Meeting 

Scarlett Spring, President of  VisionGate, Inc.

February 21, 2012  7:00am – 9:00am

Scarlett Spring, President of VisionGate

Scarlett Spring is President of VisionGate, a biomedical company pioneering early cancer detection technology. Scarlett leads the company supporting all functions including investor relations, strategic planning and execution of VisionGate’s business plan. She has successfully raised investment during one of the toughest recessionary environments in recent history and has set the course for FDA submission and approval as the world’s first test for lung cancer adjunct to spiral CT.

Prior to VisionGate, Spring served two and half years as the second in command at the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC). As the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Business Development for the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Scarlett had profit and loss responsibility of a $4.9M budget, led a 25 member staff and supported the relocation of twenty-plus companies to Greater Phoenix annually. Her chief functions included executive board member and investor relations, building collaborative relationships among the 19 member municipalities, supporting smart public policy programs and crafting strategies for the healthcare/biomedical industry. Scarlett’s diverse professional career includes senior leadership roles at AstraZeneca Oncology, a global pharmaceutical company, GPEC, a nationally renowned economic development organization and VisionGate, an innovative biomedical start-up. This well-rounded collection of experiences is being acknowledged by the business community with Spring being named Distinguished Women Award by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and Rising Star of Arizona’s List.

Spring has extensive experience in the oncology field. She spent 19 years at AstraZeneca, a leading global pharmaceutical company. As the National Sales Director, Scarlett was responsible for the management of $1.8B in oncology and urology sales and a 375-person sales team. Over her tenure, she led numerous change-management initiatives resulting in the strongest years of Oncology performance – driving key oncology brand growth 50%, 45%, 42% and 29% respectively over her four year tenure.

Scarlett also has experience in the gastrointestinal space with the launch of Prilosec and Nexium for reflux disease. Both of these brands grew to sales in excess of $5 billion. Spring rose in the ranks starting at the field representative level and rising to several marketing and sales roles including the Area Sales Direction level with responsibility of a 500 plus sales team including eight Regional Sales Directors and 64 District Managers.

Scarlett has a BBA in marketing from the University of Texas at Austin and an Executive MBA from Pepperdine University. She is a member of the Valley of the Sun United Way Resource Committee, and volunteer for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the largest provider of scholarships for Texas youth.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Arizona Biltmore Resort

Grand Ballroom

7:00 am – 7:30 am: Registration and Networking
7:30 am – 9:00 am: Breakfast & Presentation

ACG Members and Sponsors: $49 ($59 at the door)
Guests: $69 ($79 at the door)

AZBio Members may use code “BIO”  to save $20 on the Guest Rate.

Please click here to register online.

Questions, contact the ACG office at: (602) 712-9822


Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is a global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions.  Today ACG stands at more than 14,000 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 53 chapters in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Cancellation Policy:
ACG Arizona must receive all cancellations in writing.  Cancellations received 4 business days prior to this event will be refunded in full.  Cancellations received after that time will not be refunded.  ACG Arizona does not refund for no-shows.

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