Holding jobs at a couple of large pharmas doesn't necessarily mean that Mr Doll is the greatest thing since sliced breads. Do you have any info in what products he was responsible for or any deals he was instrumental in? Truthfully, you sound like a couple of his buddies joking around with him.
You obviously do not follow the generic industry if you are not aware of the accomplisments of Dave Doll. He basically put Teva "on the map" from a sales and marketing standpoint. They had some guy there that just fished and dave carried him on his back until he left to run the generic division of Merck. IPXL got a steal in "Davey Boy"
What do you mean Hype? Why the hell do you think the stock is up 30% in a week, because the weather's nice in Philadelphia? No, its the DOLL EFFECT. His background, try Teva king of the generics, Merck king of the Brands, is there another class of drugs I forgot to mention. Someday his name will be the final jeopardy answer; He is accountable for the largest percentage stock rise in NASDQ history. WHO IS DAVE DOLL.