Paratek is a team of leaders, with each member bringing relevant experience that enhances and evolves Paratek’s contributions to the pharmaceutical industry. We have a combined number of years of experience in the following areas:
See what our employees have to say about their experiences at Paratek Pharmaceuticals.
The passion of the leadership team and the board is truly palpable.Sarah Higgins, Controller
My learning curve since I joined Paratek has been tremendous. I have gained exposure to all facets of the company and as a result learn something new each and every day. It’s been a great challenge and I’ve felt supported and mentored at each step along the way.
I’ve been in the pharmaceutical industry for most of my career, however this is my first role at a development stage company. It’s exciting to be on the other side of the fence. The passion of the leadership team and the board is truly palpable. That commitment and energy is infectious.
All of us at Paratek are working toward a unified goal, which creates a special kind of chemistry among the team here. It’s a passionate, proactive group of people who are all dedicated to getting the job done and getting it done well.Adam Woodrow, Commercial
There’s an opportunity to be highly involved, to understand the big picture and influence the direction the company takes.John McPartland, Director - Supply Chain
I enjoy being part of a company that’s just starting up, coming in on the ground floor. There’s an opportunity to be highly involved, to understand the big picture and influence the direction the company takes.
These characteristics are true of many organizations at this stage, but Paratek is exceptionally good at putting good people in the right positions. That’s not always done. In my 25 years of experience, I’ve found that highly accomplished people don’t always play well together. At Paratek, we’re good at supporting each other and working together to build this rapidly expanding organization.
The other aspect of Paratek that is remarkable is the tremendous energy and effort going on now to make the company successful in the future. Since early in development, we have been laying the groundwork and investing in the infrastructure to become a commercial organization. I’m excited to be a part of the vision and to have a hand in bringing it to life.
I am very proud to join Paratek - one of the few companies committed to investing in the research and development of antibiotics, and making them available to the patients and physiciansDavid Xiao, Marketing Director, Commercial
Antibiotic resistance is a global crisis. Drug resistant bacteria are spreading in both the hospitals and communities. Innovative and effective antibiotics are much needed in this important therapeutic area. I am very proud to join Paratek - one of the few companies committed to investing in the research and development of antibiotics, and making them available to the patients and physicians.
Paratek has a remarkable culture. My colleagues are passionate, respectful, capable, and collaborative. I look forward to coming to work everyday, marching toward the end goal, and savoring the successes and experiences along the way.
I look forward to coming to work every day because of my coworkers. The mutual respect in our work environment creates a strong foundation for collaboration, is extremely gratifying.Joanne Tatem, Director - Project Management
Being in a small company provides excellent learning opportunities. I enjoy the challenge of working in multiple workstreams and by working so closely with different functional areas; it allows me to expand my knowledge and gain visibility to day to day activities across the organization.Stephen Viccica, Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs
We hear firsthand that there is a huge unmet need within the antibiotic marketCindy Karcewski, Market Research Manager
I am lucky enough to be able to conduct the market research with various specialties and hear firsthand that there is a huge unmet need within the antibiotic market.
I feel like I’m making a difference and that I’m an important part of the team.Kary Callahan, Senior Manager - Accounting
Paratek is growing, but it’s still a small company. Leadership depends on everybody and there are no silos here. There’s a lot of interaction, respect and collaboration across functions. That’s a core part of the culture we’re trying to create here and everyone at Paratek has an opportunity to shape that.
Working for a company that’s focused on antibiotics makes you think about what you’re doing in a different way. Everyone has to take an antibiotic at some point; pneumonia and other infections are pretty common. Before I started here, I was working at another biotech company, but the personal impact wasn’t as strong. The stories of the patients we’ll be able to help could easily be my story or my family member’s story. Every day that I come to work, I realize how important these medicines are to my life and to the lives of everyone around me.
When I come to work each day, I feel like I’m making a difference and that I’m an important part of the team. Everyone made me feel that way from the minute I started; it’s what made me want to join Paratek and what makes me want to stay.