Tony Ezell serves as executive vice president of North America and chief marketing officer for BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. In this role, he leads the U.S. and Canada regions and the Global Marketing organization and is responsible for an integrated commercialization approach to how we address and prioritize customer needs. He is also a member of the BD Executive Leadership Team.
Prior to BD, Ezell spent more than 27 years at Eli Lilly and Co., where he built a strong track record in sales, marketing and business leadership, having led global market research before assuming the role of chief customer officer. He went on to serve as chief marketing officer for Lilly’s Elanco Animal Health business prior to its spinoff and most recently led Lilly’s U.S. Connected Care and Insulins business as VP/GM.
Ezell has global operational experience, having lead organizations as large as 1,200. Additionally, he has a passion for people, as demonstrated by his history of building high performing teams and by his history of developing deep customer understanding and translating that understanding into meaningful brand campaigns. He is experienced in leading major transformation that spans business units, functions and geographies. Tony currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Brebeuf Jesuit High School. He is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Catholic Medical Mission Board and the KPMG Healthcare Advisory Board. He is also the former Chairman of the UNCF Indianapolis Leadership Council. He served on the Board of Directors for the Health Forum, Inc. from 2006 to 2012.
He has a degree in Business Administration from the School of Business and Industry (SBI) at Florida A & M University, an Executive Education Certificate from Wharton and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.