Karen Shank, CEO

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CEO, Sales and Product Development

Ms. Shank is recognized for her expert knowledge of sales and marketing within the pharmaceutical and medical community. As an experienced Executive Account Manager and Senior Business Executive, she provides clients with high-level consultation and development of programs, budgets and contracts.

Her specific areas of expertise are:

  • Business-to-business sales and marketing
  • Direct-to-consumer marketing
  • Strategic and business planning
  • Business growth and development
  • Communication
  • Project/account management
  • Problem solving
  • Pharmaceutical, medical and telecommunication industries

For over 15 years, Ms. Shank has worked successfully for telecommunications, medical and pharmaceutical companies.  She has brought this knowledge and success to create a new company, Phacia Inc., to address the needs of clients and consumers in a mobile marketplace.  Ms. Shank’s deep understanding of the market as well as her partnership with knowledgeable leaders in the field has allowed her to fully meet her clients’ business goals.

Brief Summary of Experiences

Ms. Shank is the President and CEO of Phacia Inc., a private Raleigh based mobile app development company since Spring 2011.

Prior to starting this new development business, Ms. Shank was Executive Account Manager for TrialCard, Inc. of Cary, NC.  She was responsible for advising pharmaceutical brand leaders in mapping tailored programs to propel return on investment by offering solutions to support direct-to-consumer, professional marketing, Patient Assistance Programs, and Phase IV clinical trials, while driving brand awareness and customer loyalty and retention.  She integrated industry expertise with an understanding of clients’ individual goals to deliver optimal program recommendations.


Ms. Shank’s other services and experiences were with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (Territory Manager), Integrated Medical Systems, Inc. (Medical Sales Representative), BTI Telecommunications Inc. (National Collegiate Specialist).


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