About Us

Kirk Barnes

Kirk Barnes is currently the Vice President of Business Development at TransPharMed, a consulting group focused on advancing sales solutions in the life sciences market. Kirk has a broad background encompassing sales excellence coaching, business development, leadership, global marketing, lobbying and managed markets.  Currently, Kirk serves as a mentor for start-up companies at the Advanced Technology Development Center incubator housed at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA.

Kirk served in various positions of increasing responsibility for the following companies in the pharma/ biotech sector; Inventiv Health, Zogenix, Takeda, Janssen Biotech and Pfizer.  Therapeutic categories included pain management, central nervous system disorders, oncology, hematology, cardiology & endocrinology.

Mr. Barnes was a Global Business Development Executive for the NanoProfessor & NanoGuardian divisions of NanoInk, a private equity funded start-up company commercializing research based nanotechnology from Northwestern University. Kirk was responsible for marketing the NanoProfessor Nanoscience Education Program as a new hands-on nanotechnology education program for undergraduate & graduate students to teaching institutions in the US, Asia, M.E., and India. At NanoGuardian, Kirk marketed innovative anti-counterfeiting solutions to pharmaceutical, defense, consumer and medical device industries in the US, EU & Asia. He also served as a Board Member of the International Authentication Association (IAA), which monitored and provided guidance regarding authentication techniques and counterfeiting trends.

Amber Osborne Barnes

Amber Osborne is currently the President of Operations at TransPharMed. Amber uses her varied professional background to propel TransPharMed as a leader in the medical consulting and health sales training industries.

Her professional career might be best described as the years spent with AT&T and the years after AT&T.  As a business operations specialist, she worked to help AT&T understand the strengths and weaknesses of the business and to put in place processes and procedures that were critical to the ongoing success of the business.  After leaving AT&T, Amber entered into the health, real-estate and securities sectors while putting her skills to use as an owner of several businesses.  She was the owner of a cosmeceutical skin care company as well as a salon and spa.  Amber is a real estate investor and is also the current owner of a security investment strategy firm.