Phillip Berry

CEO
Phillip Berry is the CEO of Northwind Pharmaceuticals. A graduate of Butler University, he has served on the board of advisors for the College of Business and is an active Butler alum.

Driven by a desire to transform businesses and communities through creative problem-solving, Phil leads the strategic vision of Northwind. His commitment to improving population health reaches beyond the workplace to creating positive health outcomes for underserved groups in his home town of Indianapolis and globally.

Phil has served as board Vice President for Gennesaret Free Clinics and as a member of the board of directors for Timmy Global Health. A graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program through Babson College, he now serves as a Business Advisor to that program and a mentor to other entrepreneurs.

An ardent blogger on healthcare and business topics, Phil has authored two books, Stones Across the River, and Every Day is Gameday, each a collection of essays on business, leadership, and personal growth.

His most recent labor of love is the ongoing renovation of the former St. Bernadette’s Church and School - now Northwind’s Indianapolis headquarters.

Featured Articles

RxStewardship: R is for Results

Phillip Berry | May 14th, 2021
Week 8 – R X S T E W A R D S H I P Moving Toward STRATEGIC RX STEWARDSHIP™ R is for Results Seeing or hearing advertisements proclaiming results is commonplace for most of us. Promotions frequently tout the biggest sale of the season, unsurpassed warranties or life-altering results. My new personal favorite is an … more »
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Employee Health: Playing the Long Game

Phillip Berry | Mar 22nd, 2021
Here we are at the beginning of the 2021 NCAA Tournament and employers are starting to see the results of the Q4 benefits renewal bets they placed. You picked your bracket, how will those picks perform in 2021? Late last year, large employer’s surveyed by Business Group on Health (BGH) expected health plan costs to rise 5.3% in 2021. … more »
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Strategic Rx Stewardship Introduction

Phillip Berry | Mar 3rd, 2021
This post launches a 14 week series on Strategic Rx Stewardship. Over the course of the series, we’ll use the letters of R X S T E W A R D S H I P to introduce and explain a fundamentally different approach to managing the self-funded employer drug spend. Our mission: help self-funded employers … more »
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Self-Funded Employers Have a Drug Problem

Phillip Berry | Jan 22nd, 2021
What is the biggest issue self-funded employers have with their prescription benefit plan? Your first answer might be cost but that really isn’t the problem with medication benefits. Sure, we’d all like to get our prescriptions for free. Even accessing them for less would be nice. However, after hundreds of claims reviews showing significant cost … more »
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Our Health System Isn’t Broken

Phillip Berry | Dec 2nd, 2020
In his 2014 book, Zero to One, Peter Thiel introduces an interview question he frequently asked as CEO of PayPal: “What important truth do very few people agree with you on?” Scouring the headlines today, it has become de rigeur to conclude that the U.S. health system is broken. What exactly does it mean to … more »
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