Linda Matthews Named One Of The 2018 PM360 ELITE 100

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PM360, the premier information resource for marketing decision makers in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device sectors, has named Linda Matthews, President, BioCareSD, Inc., as one of the 2018 PM360 ELITE 100 in the Transformational Leader category. Now in its fourth year, the PM360 ELITE (Exceptional • Leaders • Innovators • Transformers • Entrepreneurs) represent the most influential people in the healthcare industry today.

Linda Matthews joined the BioCareSD division of the Blood Systems network in 2001 and currently serves as President and CEO.  She has been integral in the company’s phenomenal growth trajectory over the last 17 years.  She has cultivated a culture that is steeped in customer and patient centricity which includes high touch and highly responsive customer service.   She’s a proven leader who understands how to deliver results while fostering a collaborative and progressive culture leading to high team commitment with low turnover.  Linda holds a BS in Marketing from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, an MBA from Emory University.  She’s been recognized with numerous leadership awards, including a President’s Round Table Award for achieving the highest net profit turnaround in company history.

“BioCare’s track record is a direct result of Linda’s passion to serve her customers and their patients.  The high touch service model she implemented at BioCare has one focus– optimal patient outcomes,” says Andrew Kirk, SVP Sales at BioCareSD. “Under her leadership, she has woven this theme throughout every part of the organization, which helped transform us to compete with multi-billion-dollar competitors.”

The PM360 ELITE Awards were established in 2015 to recognize individuals who have made a significant impact to the healthcare industry throughout their careers. More than 500 submissions were received and nominees were evaluated based on their accomplishments; testimonials from their bosses, clients, and colleagues; and supporting evidence that reflects the impact of their efforts. A total of 100 winners were selected across 17 categories, including Creative Directors, Data Miners, Digital Crusaders, Disrupters, Drug Researchers and Developers, Entrepreneurs, Launch Experts, Leaders of the Future, Marketing Teams, Master Educators, Mentors, Patient Advocates, PR Gurus, Sales MVPs, Strategists, Tech-know Geeks, and Transformational Leaders.

“The 2018 ELITE 100 include remarkable individuals and marketing teams who have made their mark on this industry and are helping to push it forward with new ideas, outstanding leadership, and incredible work,” says Anna Stashower, CEO and Publisher of PM360. “We are proud to call them ELITE, and we expect even more great things from them in the future.”

The winners were profiled in PM360’s May 2018 issue. You can read the profiles online at

Linda Matthew and the rest of the winners will be honored at a celebratory event on July 10th in New York City.

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