Raul Hernandez is the President of Global Sourcing Initiative, which focuses on sourcing services for the pharmaceutical research and development community.
Raul gained much of his expertise while employed by Novis Pharmaceuticals in Miami FL. He began his career in 2004 as an inside sales representative and eventually served as a director for the companies most profitable division. Over his nine years at Novis, Raul was able to see first hand the importance of effective distribution platforms and its effect on patient outcomes. Novis’ credo, “it’s a patient, not a package” still resonates in his work today. Raul’s singular focus is on providing effective distribution platforms for organizations that allow them to positively impact patients lives.
In December 2012, Raul was presented with the opportunity to embark on an entrepreneurial endeavor. After having learned the intricacies of drug distribution in his various roles and nearly decade’s worth of experience with Novis Pharmaceuticals- later acquired by Cardinal Health- Raul became a subject matter expert in pharmaceutical distribution and compliance. Global Sourcing Initiative was conceived as a result of Raul’s limitless passion in this field and in union with his vast knowledge of the procurement. Additionally, Global Sourcing Initiative’s team of experienced professionals advise procurement teams on the best channels of distribution, while also providing consulting services for regulatory guidance to ensure state, federal and international compliance.
In 2004, Raul earned his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Marketing at FIU. In 2014 he returned to FIU to earn his Health Care Master of Business Administration (HCMBA) degree.
Raul is passionate about giving back his time to causes he faithfully believes in, such as serving on the boards of charitable organizations. He is a triathlete, spear-fisherman and is happiest when he is with his family out at sea. Raul devotes his inspiration to succeed to his wife, Diana his two children, Arianna and Diego and Apollo his Jack Russell terrier.