Patty Sipes, the senior vice-president for sales, marketing and business development at PAML, was an invited speaker at the G2 Laboratory Sales and Marketing Conference, held December 15-16, 2014, at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Healthcare and laboratory industry executives from all over the world attended this premier learning event focused on improving the business performance of diagnostic testing laboratories through new sales and marketing strategies.

Sipes presentation, “Aligning Sales and Marketing to Ensure Business Success,” covered the evolving role of sales and marketing in today’s volatile healthcare environment. She emphasized how diagnostic laboratories should develop strategies to use content marketing, social media, and consultative selling to drive the bottom line. Participants received in-depth information regarding the effective integration of sales and marketing functions to help communicate more effectively with patients, consumers, and providers. It also included processes for building ongoing engagement with clients and developing lasting relationships.

Sipes holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Industrial Relations from LeMoyne College (NY) and draws from 23 years of experience in the medical industry. Over the course of her career, she has worked in executive positions for a number of biotechnology industry leaders. During that time, she developed a diverse range of skillsets, including marketing, sales (lab and capital equipment), sales management, strategic planning, team building, contract negotiation (asset management), and managed care (esoteric and clinical lab). In 2011, she was the recipient of the “Woman of the Year” award from the National Association of Professional Women.

Prior to her position at PAML, Sipes owned a successful consulting business focused on assisting small to medium esoteric laboratories in the areas of sales, marketing, and managed care contracting. In June 2012, she joined PAML where she leads sales, marketing, business development activities, joint ventures, mergers, and acquisitions. “Patty Sipes’ expertise has been extremely valuable to PAML,” stated Francisco R. Velázquez, M.D., S.M., the president and chief executive officer of PAML, LLC and PAML Ventures. “She understands the healthcare industry and has made significant contributions to our company through her innovative thinking and strategic initiatives. With her help, we will continue to expand our footprint nationally.”