Prior to joining the company, Barkat spent over ten years at Sanofi Consumer Health, where he most recently served as U.S. marketing head — digestive health, a $300 million portfolio that includes brands such as Dulcolax, Zantac, and Rolaids. He has over 20 years experience in the over-the-counter pharmaceutical industry, including new O-T-C classifications and product launches, and has marketed in joint collaboration with 10 major U.S. retailers.
Bolling joins the company with more than 25 years of business development, sales, and marketing experience spanning diverse industries and product lines. Most recently, he served as the vice president of business development — commercial sales for PuraCap Pharmaceutical, a manufacturer and distributor of pharmaceutical and health care products for the United States and international markets. There, he turned around the sales and marketing functions of the business, including the rebuilding of the international sales team.
“James and Mark join the Abacus team with a wealth of experience and proven track records in delivering marketing and sales excellence in the healthcare and pharmaceutical space,” said Perry Antelman, chief executive officer of Abacus. “Individuals of their quality on our senior management team will prove to be critical in the success of the company as we continue to expand the offering and availability of both CBDMEDIC and CBD CLINIC product lines in the American market.”