Conversation With a Leader

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 1:00am

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a privately held specialty pharmaceutical firm focusing on products that address underserved physician segments and patient populations, particularly hospital acute care and gastroenterology.

A.J. Kazimi
CEO, Cumberland Pharmaceuticals
Hometown: Kingston, Penn.
Age: 47
Education: B.S. degree from the University of Notre Dame and M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University
First conventional job: In finance, international and new product launches at Brown-Forman Corp.

Hypothetical dream job: "I am in it."

Kazimi is also chief executive officer of Cumberland Emerging Technologies (CET), a business incubator for biotechnology companies that is a joint initiative of Cumberland Pharmaceuticals, the Tennessee Technology Development Corporation and Vanderbilt University.

Why did you set up Cumberland Pharmaceuticals?

We formed Cumberland in the late

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