Proficient Learning has been creating cutting edge training solutions for the LIFE SCIENCES training industry since 2005.

We are a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) with a powerful team of industry experts that lead boldly and with the knowledge equipped to drive performance.

Our commitment to excellence is unmatched, which is why we can assure that when you Get Proficient, you will Get Results.

Our Leadership Team

Pam Marinko

Founder and CEO

As CEO and Founder of Proficient Learning, Pam’s mission is to enable life sciences companies to empower their people to be better at what they do. She strives to live a purposeful life where she takes her team, partners, and clients together on this journey where they ultimately make a difference in patients’ lives.

Her passion for empowering people and helping them achieve more became the core driver of her career journey, and she has immersed herself in leading, coaching, training, and professional development. Her experience in sales goes back to 1988. Specializing in sales and marketing in the life sciences industry presented her with high impact challenges and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of patients. After taking on roles with increasing responsibility and scope, including account management and training responsibilities, it was the training role where she felt at home.

Pam started a sales training and technology company, Proficient Learning, LLC in 2005, combining all the experience of her work with global pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer, UCB, and AAIPHARMA.

Denise Fullowan

Denise Fullowan

VP, Learning & Development

With a high degree of integrity and passion, Denise brings over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical sales industry, focused in the life sciences industry.  Denise has partnered with over 50 organizations, implementing training strategy, curriculum development, and the delivery of learning solutions.  At Proficient Learning, she leads a creative and versatile team, overseeing the design, development, delivery, and management of customized training programs on every assigned project.   She is currently responsible for the oversight and implementation of all learning & development, from skills training, business acumen training, leadership development, and coaching on managerial effectiveness. Denise is dedicated to providing superior customer service and high impact solutions in the creation and delivery of all required training programs.  She nurtures the training concepts throughout their evolution to ensure alignment with the strategic intent of the overall brand objectives.  Denise is an active member of the Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network (LTEN), a coach, and mentors others in the industry.

Committed to the FUTURE of our industry.

Fearless in the pursuit to encourage the leaders of tomorrow, we are actively involved with industry organizations that shape the future of our industry.

Our PURPOSE is to simplify the complex life sciences marketplace by developing solutions that drive behavior change and accelerate performance.

Our forward-thinking APPROACH

Provide analysis and strategy consultative services to identify best approach solutions while being flexible in a fast-changing environment

Develop training programs and solutions designed for the advanced selling and coaching skills needed to effectively sell and coach

Build and maintain our customer relationships to deliver white-glove service that will leave your team with improved performance and even greater results

We PRIORITIZE performance, results, and skill optimization.

Our philosophy of RESULTS is based on four pillars


We will proactively come to you with ideas, innovative solutions, and immersive learning experiences to meet your training needs.


We will be good stewards of your resources. We leverage your assets, manage redundancies, and minimize silos.


We strive to deliver personal, high-touch, white-glove service with every interaction.

Customer Centricity

We look at everything through the customer’s lens and customize solutions with great care and focus.