Mick Calli is the Regional Director of Acquisitions for the Western Region. After graduating from the University of Toledo with a BS in Pharmacy, he was a partner with his father at Calli Pharmacy in Akron, Ohio. In 1995, Calli Pharmacy was acquired by Revco Drug. Mick worked as a Pharmacist then Pharmacy Supervisor with Revco and subsequently CVS as it was acquired in 1997. Along with store operation responsibilities, he was involved with local independent owners during acquisition activity. He then spent 6 years as a Pharmacy Recruiter in the Human Resource department in the mid-Atlantic Region. In 2004 he relocated to Arizona going back into Store Operations where he traded in his snow shovel for a set of year ‘round golf clubs. After 5 years as a District Manager in Phoenix he joined the Pharmacy Acquisition Department. Throughout his career he has been a part of the independent community in all aspects. He delivers his personal experiences for every potential customer. In his free time, along with spending time with his wife and daughter, he enjoys golf at the numerous Arizona courses and riding his Harley Davidson.
CA, NV, NM, AZ, HI
TX, OK, LA, MS, TN, KY, GA, NC, SC, FL (panhandle)
John Newman began working for an independent in his hometown while in High School. He also worked for three years in an independent Pharmacy in Lexington, Ky while he was a student at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. A few months after graduation, he become an owner of an independent (Greene’s Pharmacy) in Owensboro, Ky. After owning the store for nine years, he sold his store to his partner, and then went to work as a Pharmacist for Revco Drugs in his hometown of Henderson, Ky. He later became a Pharmacy Supervisor in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina for Revco. After CVS acquired Revco in 1997, he spent a short time as a Pharmacy Supervisor for CVS. In 1998, he became a Regional Director of Acquisitions for CVS. Also, from 2004 until 2009, he was a Regional Director of Real Estate for CVS in addition to maintaining his role in Pharmacy Acquisitions. From 2009 to the present, he has focused solely on Pharmacy acquisitions. John feels like his experience gained owning an independent, as well as acquiring independents for several years, has given him a broad knowledge of this part of an ever changing industry.
FL, AL, PR, IL (Metro Chicago) IA, NE, KS, MO, ND, WI, MT
John Garcia is a 1988 graduate of The University of Florida College of Pharmacy. After graduation John managed an independent pharmacy in South Florida for 13 years. During this period John was able to develop his personal touch with patients and also help grow the business. After the pharmacy was acquired by CVS in 2001, John has held positions of Pharmacy Manager, Pharmacy Supervisor, and his current role of Regional Director of Acquisitions with CVS/pharmacy. John comes from a family of pharmacists. His father was an independent pharmacist and also has a brother who is an independent pharmacy owner. He knows how important the pharmacy profession is to the community and will work diligently to make sure the level of service you provide to your community continues. John is an avid sports fan who enjoys spending his free time with his wife and son.
MO (St. Louis), IL (except Chicago), NY (upstate), PA (except Philly), MI, OH, VA, WV, DC, DE, MD, MN, IN
Shane Stockton graduated from Ohio Northern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy in 1979. He then began his career as a pharmacist with Revco Drug. His next position was that of a Pharmacy Supervisor, both with Revco, and then with CVS/Pharmacy. During that time as a Pharmacy Supervisor he completed numerous acquisitions and met many independent owners. Over the years he learned a lot about independent owners and what is important to them. Now, having been a Regional Director of Acquisitions since 1998, he prides himself on his ability to communicate openly and honestly with owners about what the whole acquisition process entails. Shane realizes that a pharmacy may have been in a family for several generations and that the possibility of selling can be a very emotional decision. He tries to explain everything, answer all questions and calm an owner's concerns. He consistently has owner's tell him that, "Everything went exactly as you said it would." To him, there is no better compliment. In his spare time, Shane enjoys running and listening to classic rock and roll music.
NY (Metro NYC, Long Island ), NJ, PA (Metro Philly), ME, VT, NH, MA, RI, CT
Michael Genchi is the Regional Director of Acquisitions for the Northeastern Region. He graduated from St. John’s University College of Pharmacy in 1984 with a BS in Pharmacy. Shortly thereafter, he purchased Greg Pharmacy; a family owned and operated Independent Pharmacy in Rockville Centre, in suburbs of Long Island. After spending several years there growing the business and acquiring a few competitors he sold the Pharmacy to CVS in 1995. Michael spent the next 8 years working as a CVS Pharmacist learning the chain pharmacy business from the bottom up, and was promoted into the Acquisitions Department in 2003. With over 240 acquisitions under his belt, he offer’s a turn key approach to the emotional, confidential and sensitive nature of selling an independent pharmacy. Having been on both sides of the table, Michael takes a hands on approach and truly speaks from his personal experience. In his time off, Michael enjoys music, boating, fishing, and spending summers in the Berkshires with his wife.
AK, AR, CO, ID, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY, multi-location owners, regional chains
Janis Paterson began working for CVS pharmacy while in high school. She has worked in different areas of the company which has provided a diverse background and knowledge base. Janis knows the value of customer service as she was a team member of the help desk for several years. Janis has been managing the independent pharmacy acquisition program for the last 9 years. From pre-approval to deal completion, Janis ensures the internal process is a smooth one for both the Regional Directors of Acquisitions and the Independent pharmacy owners. This includes working with internal departments, ensuring the DEA and Board of Pharmacy notifications are prepared for each transfer, ordering of signage, telephone transfers, inventory scheduling, and payments. In her spare time Janis enjoys photography, crafts, and traveling with her husband.
Syed's responsibilities include management of the acquisitions group, chain & multi-store acquisitions and new market evaluations. Syed has been with CVS over 16 years and began with the company as a pharmacy intern. He has held various positions within the company including Store Pharmacist, Regional Healthcare Manager and Regional Director of Real Estate & Pharmacy Acquisitions. Prior to his current role he was in charge of all real estate activity within Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York (Westchester county and Hudson River Valley). Syed graduated from Rutgers University College of Pharmacy. He has been involved with numerous acquisitions over the years and strives to provide the highest level of customer service to everyone he deals with. In his spare time he enjoys teaching, golf and spending time with his family.