Assertio Announces the Appointment of Brendan P. O’Grady as New CEO


LAKE FOREST, Ill., May 29, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Assertio Holdings, Inc. (“Assertio” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: ASRT), a pharmaceutical company with comprehensive commercial capabilities offering differentiated products to patients, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Brendan P. O’Grady, a highly accomplished pharmaceutical executive, as the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board, effective today, May 29, 2024.

Mr. O’Grady, a senior healthcare executive with more than 30 years of experience accelerating sales growth and profitability, brings to Assertio a demonstrated understanding of multiple commercial models and a track record of market access success. Most recently, Mr. O’Grady was CEO of the Global Formulations business at Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, driving new product launches and focused on growing profitability in key markets. Prior, he was Chief Commercial and Growth Officer at Amwell, building a go-to-market strategy at the digital telehealth provider. He previously spent 21 years at Teva Pharmaceuticals, rising to CEO of Teva USA and EVP North America Commercial while scaling profitability, growth and productivity. Earlier in his Teva career, he was the Chief Commercial Officer for Global Specialty Medicines as well as Interim Head of Europe Specialty Medicines, Head of North American Generic Medicines, and Head of US Market Access. Mr. O’Grady holds a Bachelor of Science degree from State University of New York and Master of Business Administration degree from Baker University.

Peter Staple, Chairman of the Board, said, “The Board is delighted to welcome Brendan to Assertio as our new CEO. His exceptional leadership skills, strategic insights and track record of commercial and financial execution make him an ideal choice to lead Assertio forward.”

“I am truly honored to join the Assertio team as CEO,” said O’Grady. “I look forward to executing and building on the Company’s strategy, further diversifying our asset base and demonstrating ways to drive growth.”

Mr. Staple added, “On behalf of the Board, I want to thank Heather Mason for her invaluable leadership and guidance over the last several months as Interim CEO. We also look forward to Heather’s continuing contributions as she transitions back to her role as an independent director.”

About Assertio

Assertio is a commercial pharmaceutical company offering differentiated products to patients. We have built our commercial portfolio through acquisition or licensing of approved products. Our comprehensive commercial capabilities include marketing through both a sales force and a non-personal promotion model, market access through payor contracting, and trade and distribution. To learn more about Assertio, visit

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Darrow Associates
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