People: BioScrip Inc (BIOS.OQ)
26 Aug 2014
Mr. Richard M. Smith is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of BioScrip Inc. Mr. Smith joined the Company as its President and Chief Operating Officer in January 2009 and was appointed a director of the Company in September 2009. On January 1, 2011, Mr. Smith became the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining the Company, from June 2006 to December 2008, Mr. Smith was Chief Executive Officer and a director of Byram Healthcare Centers, Inc., a provider of medical supplies and pharmacy items to long-term chronic patients. From May 2003 to May 2006, Mr. Smith was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Option Care, Inc., a home infusion and specialty pharmaceutical company. We believe his experience in the healthcare and home infusion industries and managerial background, together with his specific past experience as a Chief Executive Officer, are particularly relevant to Mr. Smith’s service on the Board. Further, as the only Board member who is also a member of the Company’s management team, Mr. Smith provides management’s perspective in Board discussions about the operations and strategic direction of the Company.
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