Larry Sweeney is Chief Operating Officer of DDN, the largest privately-held provider of outsourced channel management and business services to the life science industry. Before joining the Milwaukee-based firm, Sweeney was Senior Director, Distribution and Logistics for Genzyme Corporation in Framingham, Mass., where he oversaw the strategic planning and management of all distribution, transportation, import/export, customs compliance and third-party logistics partner activities worldwide for the past 10 years. Sweeney has a BS in biology from Fairfield University and an MA in organizational design from Pepperdine University. He spent 26 years in active and reserve service with the United States Marine Corps, from which he retired in 2001 as a Lieutenant Colonel. He has 25 years experience in pharmaceutical distribution and logistics, and also has worked for Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca.