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Episode 021 – Timothy Walbert, Chairman, President & CEO, Horizon Therapeutics

On this episode of the Executives’ Exchange, Linda Imonti, Office Managing Principal at KPMG, sits down with Timothy Walbert, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Therapeutics. They discuss the growth of Horizon Therapeutics, the importance of engaging with your staff and the community, and how Tim’s personal journey with health and wellness has guided his career.

00:48 – Tim discusses being the patient of an autoimmune disease and parent of a child with autoimmune disease
05:18 – Challenges in growing Horizon
08:00 – The importance of adding research and development
11:34 – Ingredients to a collaborative culture and maintaining culture as the company grows
14:30 – Tim shares how Horizon creates an inclusive environment for employees and provides tools for success regardless of personal limitations.
17:30 – Tim discusses what Horizon has learned from DEI, corporate responsibility, raising awareness, and focusing on it from the beginning
20:14 – Bringing the whole group along equals success through an equity lens; Linda and Tim discuss the importance of volunteering and being a part of the outcome
23:58 – Companies are in a different world—employee experience, healthcare, and the voice of companies
26:30 – Recommendations for organizations for building and growing within their community and how Horizon focuses on underserved communities
31:10 – Tim shares what compelled him to begin to share his story and the company’s launch of “It’s Personal Campaign.”
35:25 – Horizon’s decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic were rooted in a mindset of doing the right thing for other people.
41:50 – If you were a leader in today’s climate, what is one thing you would do to break the mold of corporate mold culture?

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