About Us

TransPharMed provides sophisticated business development and training services for medical, pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. We specialize in sales messaging and execution, market research, strategic planning, and employee development.

Our healthcare start-up clients live in a highly charged, fiercely competitive environment. It is essential that they get to market quickly and cost effectively with products that have a high probability of success.

TransPharMed can be a key business partner because:

  • We are focused exclusively on the medical, pharmaceutical and healthcare markets
  • We have extensive healthcare experience
  • We have extensive sales and leadership training experience
  • We work directly with surgeons, physicians, nurses, hospitals, healthcare and managed care professionals

Kirk Barnes

Kirk is a co-founder of TransPharMed. He has a broad background encompassing sales excellence coaching, business development, leadership, global marketing, lobbying and managed markets.  Currently, Kirk serves as a Start-Up Catalyst for new and emerging companies at the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) 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.

Kirk 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. Kirk holds a B.A. in Economics from Florida A&M University.

Amber Osborne

Amber Osborne is a co-founder of 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 manager, 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 sector putting her skills to use as an owner of several companies. Amber uses the skills cultivated as a business owner coupled with her education to help companies to succeed through the optimal physical and psychological health and development of their employees. Amber graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Business Administration from Florida A&M University.

Amber's Licenses and Certifications
Certified Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Trainer
Certified DiSC® Trainer
Certified Master Practitioner of NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP)
Certified Hynotherapist
Certified Group Fitness Instructor - American Counsel on Exercise (ACE)
Certified Health Coach - Dr. Sears Wellness Institute
Licensed Master Cosmetologist
Licensed Professional Counselor (est. 2019)