Bertram Group 
Marketing Research & Strategy Development    

Exceeding Your Expectations with Integrity and Professionalism

Bertram Group is a marketing research and consulting firm specializing in the pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare industries. The company also offers expertise in assisting consumer product marketers and service organizations. We apply innovative qualitative tools and techniques to uncover the hidden gems that signify your competitive edge and optimize performance.

When you are faced with the challenge of assessing a new business opportunity, marketing a product or service or clarifying strategic direction, let us design and implement a time and cost efficient approach to reduce your decision-making risk.

You can depend on us to lighten your load with turnkey project management and to work along with agencies and R&D as part of your team.

Debbie Bertram holds a wealth of knowledge from her extensive experience in the marketing research field. She has held senior management positions at Marion Laboratories/Marion Merrell Dow (now Sanofi-Aventis). Her responsibilities with this major pharmaceutical company included strategic planning, business intelligence, and marketing, as well as marketing research. Additionally, Debbie served as Vice President of a full-service pharmaceutical marketing research firm and President/COO of a custom market research firm specializing in new media applications and interactive technologies. She also founded an organization that helped health care professionals improve their patient communication skills. As President of Bertram Group, she applies her expert project design, moderating/ interviewing, analytical, and facilitation skills to ensure the overall quality of research, consulting, and account services provided to the company’s clients.

Articles written by Debbie have been published in Product Management Today , Journal of Pharmaceutical Marketing & Management, Journal of Management, and Police Chief. She has made presentations  and served on panels at meetings of the Qualitative Research Consultants Association, Greater Kansas City Area Chamber of Commerce, University of Missouri Bloch School of Business, PMRG, IPMRG, Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, Association of American Medical Colleges, Alliance for Continuing Medical Education, and Rhode Island Academy of Family Physicians.

Debbie completed her MBA, with a concentration in marketing, at Rockhurst College and her MA in sociology at The University of Missouri-Columbia. Her BA in Liberal Arts, with a major in sociology was earned cum laude from Wichita State University. Current memberships include The American Marketing Association, Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Group, and Qualitative Research Consultants Association.  She serves on the Board of Directors for The Research Foundation (a charitable organization focused on improving community health) is Chair of the Advisory Board of the Harmon Diabetes Center and is Co-Chair of the Greater Kansas City Chapter, The Ninety-Nines, International Organization of Women Pilots.