Meet the Axium Team
INNOVATING A BETTER PATH TO HEALTHCARE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Montgomery joined Axium in 2003 as Vice President and General Manager, overseeing the Company’s daily operations. He was promoted to President in 2005 and now acts as President and CEO. He serves on the Board of Directors for Axium Healthcare Pharmacy and Avant Healthcare. Mr. Montgomery has over 25 years of healthcare experience and has played instrumental management roles while employed with leading nationwide specialty pharmacy providers including Accredo Health and Caremark.
Mr. Montgomery earned his BA in Political Science at Appalachian State University.
ExecutiveVice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Bucher brings to Axium over 25 years of diverse industry experience in financial management and leadership, with over 15 years in healthcare-related companies. Prior to Axium, he served as the CFO of Alliant Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pediatric specialty pharmaceutical company that was successfully sold to ScielePharma, Inc., a publicly traded company. He has a multitude of direct CFO experience with multiple high-growth organizations, and a significant healthcare consulting background with Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Tatum LLC. He has also played key leadership roles at companies including Medshares, Inc., CareServices of America, Inc., Caremark/Coram Healthcare, and Allied Waste Industries. Mr. Bucher earned his MBA with emphasis in Finance from Old Dominion University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in General Business from University of Wyoming. He is an active member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the Association for Corporate Growth. He is a CPA, CMA, and CGMA.
Vice President of Business Development
Mr. Dabkowski brings to Axium over 17 years of experience in the healthcare industry including several senior sales leadership roles with Nova Factor and Accredo Health, Inc. At Axium, he is responsible for all business development opportunities and programs. Mr. Dabkowski earned his MBA from Jacksonville University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from University of North Florida.
Vice President of Trade Relations
Mr. DuRoss joined Axium Healthcare Pharmacy in 2012 as Vice President of Trade Relations, overseeing the Company’s relationships with specialty pharmacy product manufacturers. Previously, Mr. DuRoss served as the president of Chicago-based Smith Medical Partners, a subsidiary of national pharmaceutical wholesaler, H.D. Smith. There he developed the company into a manufacturer-focused organization. He was instrumental in expanding the company’s services into a clinical trial, logistics (3PL) specialty distribution center with therapeutic focus, drug shortage programs, and hub/reimbursement services. Prior to that, Mr. DuRoss was Area Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Accredo Health Group where he played a key role in leading successful business development and high-touch service initiatives for a multitude of specialty therapeutics including hemophilia, IVIg, growth hormone deficiency, RSV, hepatitis C and HIV.
Mr. DuRoss earned his BA in Liberal Arts from Wittenberg University and his MBA from University of Illinois,Chicago.