Pat Welch joined Allergan in 1987 as a Territory Manager for Allergan Pharmaceuticals in Chicago. He was promoted in 1990 to District Manager in the New England District. His first job in the Allergan Headquarters in Irvine, Ca. was a Corporate Developmental Assignment in Sales Operations from 1993 – 1994. He was then promoted to Corporate Account Manager from 1995 – 1997, based in Minneapolis calling on PBM’s and Large Commercial Insurance Companies. From 1998 – 2000, he was moved back to Irvine for an in-house position in Managed Care called Customer Marketing PBM / HMO.
In 1999, he managed the pre-approval planning of RESTASIS® and then in 2000 Pat began as the Sr. Product Manager for LUMIGAN®, and fully developed and directed the entire Pre-approval and Launch Plan for LUMIGAN® in the U.S. with the launch exceeding all forecasted numbers. In 2002, Pat became the Director of Marketing, Glaucoma, directing the entire Glaucoma portfolio of products. In 2004, Pat was promoted to Vice President in the U.S. Managed Healthcare/Government Affairs Operation. In 2006, he moved to the Allergan Dermatology business unit where in his role as Vice President, Sales and Marketing, where he was instrumental in growing the existing business and building a strategic plan and vision.
In April of 2007, Pat was promoted to Vice President / Managing Director of Allergan Singapore – Medical Aesthetics/Neuroscience, where his major responsibilities included full Profit and Loss responsibility for 6 different business units. In 2009, Pat was promoted into the role of President & Managing Director of Allergan Korea. He effectively managed the growth of the company from US $19 Million in 2008 to US $65 Million in 2010. In late 2010, Pat moved back to the United States and assumed the role of Vice President Sales and Marketing for the U.S. Retina business unit which was newly separated from the U.S. Eye Care Division. Pat successfully managed the full Profit and Loss responsibility and accelerated clinical development projects with R&D. In 2011, Pat was assigned additional responsibilities and became the Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Allergan Medical Dermatology while continuing in his role with U.S. Retina.
Before joining Allergan, Pat was a High School teacher and an athletic coach. He earned a of Bachelor Science degree majoring in Secondary Education at the Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois via an Athletic Scholarship for Baseball. He obtained his MBA in General Management at the University of Saint Thomas, St Paul , Minnesota.
Pat and his spouse, Peggy, have been married 31 years. They have two daughters Jacqueline (27, University of Pacific 2008) and Rebecca (24, University of Pacific 2011), who both reside and work in San Francisco.