Jim Tosone is the Managing Director of Tosone Associates. He is the creator of the Improv Means BusinessTM program, which helps organizations enhance their innovation, collaboration, and communication capabilities using the principles and techniques of improvisation.
Prior to Tosone Associates, Jim was head of the Pfizer HealthCare Informatics. He also had responsibility for leading the Pharmaceuticals Business Technology Groups supporting Sales, Marketing, Medical, Finance, and Employee Resources. Jim created the Patient Centered Healthcare workstream, led the group that submitted the first comprehensive PC-based Computer-Assisted New Drug Application to the FDA, and led the team that developed the first set of worldwide safety standards for Pfizer’s clinical trials. He has a BS and MS from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Jim has been active in SIM for over fifteen years. He represented Pfizer on the SIM Advanced Practices Council and was the executive sponsor for several APC research projects. Jim graduated from the SIM Regional Leadership Forum in 1998 and sponsored dozens of Pfizer colleagues for RLF. In 2011, he was named the Regional Leadership Forum’s first Visiting Expert, and works with the Forums to apply the principles and techniques of Improvisation to Leadership. Jim has been a member of the NY Metro Board since 2008. He created the VP National Programs position to promote APC, RLF, and SIMposium in the NY Metro chapter and coordinated the tri-state recruiting for NY Metro RLF. In his current role on the Advisory Board, Jim’s area of focus is governance.