Alumni Volunteer Feature Story
Dalton Einhorn '97, Director of New Product Development, Sankyo Pharma, Inc.
“Going to Yale SOM set in motion a number of events in my career, and right now I feel lucky to have a job that I enjoy tremendously in a company where I think I've found a nice home. That I feel lucky has motivated me to share what I've learned – often through the latter part of the trial and error method – with applicants, current students, and alums. I think I have a feeling that includes both belonging to a community and a recognition of karma, and helping as a volunteer, on even an ad hoc basis, is very rewarding. Besides, you never know when I'll be knocking on someone's door for venture financing for some strange idea.”
Ever since graduating in 1997, Dalton Einhorn has been continuously involved in volunteering and “giving back” to Yale SOM in a variety of ways. An Admissions Student Interviewer while still at Yale SOM, Dalton has continued to serve as an Admissions mentor, answering questions and sharing his experiences with prospective students. Over the years, he's also provided career advice to students and alumni, done mock interviews, and has evaluated business plans for the Yale SOM – Goldman Sachs Foundation National Business Plan Competition for Nonprofit Organizations.
While at Yale SOM, Dalton did his summer internship with Hoffmann-La Roche in Business Development and Strategic Planning. Having accepted a full-time position with Hoffmann-La Roche upon graduation, Dalton came back to the School for several years to recruit Yale SOM students.
Currently, Dalton is the Director of New Product Planning at Sankyo Pharma, Inc. – the second-largest Japanese pharmaceutical company – and represents the U.S. domestic commercial group in portfolio planning, product development and early stage marketing decisions. Thanks directly to Dalton's efforts at Sankyo and Hoffmann-La Roche, many of our students have had the opportunity to successfully pursue challenging and rewarding professional opportunities within some of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. “The CDO would like to recognize Dalton for his leadership in building Yale SOM's relationship with Hoffmann-La Roche and Sankyo Pharma. The pharmaceutical industry remains a key area of interest for students at Yale SOM,” said Stacey Kivel, Senior Associate Director in the Career Development Office.