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Staff Changes at Eisai’s North America Operations Eisai Corporation of North America has announced one staff addition at its headquar ters and a number of new hires and promo tions at Eisai Inc., the U.S. commercial opera tion of Japan’s Eisai Co. Ltd. Eisai Corporation of North America is a subsidiary of Eisai Co. Ltd. that supports the activities of all Eisai operating companies in North America. At Eisai Inc., Woodcliff Lake, N.J., Brian Ayres has been promoted to senior manager, sales technology and systems. He previously served as senior project manager, sales technol ogy and systems. Mr. Ayres holds a B.S. in computer science from Cornell University. Jason Carlin has joined Eisai Inc. as man ager, sales analytics. Before joining Eisai, Mr. Carlin worked on salesforce optimization at ZS Associates. Mr. Carlin has a B.S. in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Florida and a master of engineering degree in operations research and industrial engineer ing from Cornell University. Maria Deutsch, Pharm.D., has been pro moted to associate director, medical commu nications, at Eisai Inc., from senior manager, drug information. Dr. Deutsch is responsible for managing customer sup port fulfillment func tions, product inquiries, and reimbursement requests, and supports Eisai’s Patient Assistance Programs. She received a B.S. in toxicology and pharmacy and an M.S. in clinical pharmacy from St. John’s University, and a doctor of pharmacy degree from the College of Pharmacy, Univer sity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Susan Gittle has been promoted to director, sales planning and busi ness analysis, at Eisai Inc., with responsibility for supporting product launches, directtocon sumer marketing, and business development projects. She was previously associate director, sales planning and analysis. Ms. Gittle received a B.S. in marketing/business admin istration from Montclair State University. Megahn Hallahan has joined Eisai Corpo ration of North America as a global market research manager. Most recently, Ms. Hallahan was a market research manager at Amgen. She earned a B.A. in economics from Bucknell University and an MBA in marketing from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. At Eisai Inc., Chris Marques has been pro moted to specialty district manager from senior medical sales specialist, with responsi bility for Eisai’s New York City, Long Island, Southern Connecticut, and Northern New Jersey sales territories. Mr. Marques holds a B.S. in education from Florida Atlantic Uni versity. Cynthia Schwalm has joined Eisai Inc. as president, succeeding Lonnel Coats, who remains president and chief operating officer of Eisai Corporation of North America. Ms. Schwalm was most recent ly VP and general manag er of Amgen’s U.S. oncol ogy business unit. She holds a B.S. in nursing from the University of Delaware and an MBA from The Wharton School of the Universi ty of Pennsylvania. Eisai Inc. also has hired Anjali Shah as senior manager, business development. Previ ously, Ms. Shah worked at the American Stock Exchange in the transaction services depart ment. Ms. Shah received a bachelor’s degree in biology and finance from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in biotechnolo gy from Columbia University. Jack BAILEY Enrique CONTERNO Newt CRENSHAW Dr.Tim GARNETT Dan HASLER Nancy LILLY Dr. Jen STOTKA Dr. Don THERASSE Lilly Announces Changes to Executive Leadership Structure Eli Lilly has unveiled a number of changes across its senior leadership structure as the Indi anapolisbased pharmaceutical company con tinues to position itself to compete in a chal lenging business environment. The restructuring follows the recent appointment of John Lechleiter, Ph.D., as president and CEO. Lilly has changed its leadership structure in the U.S. market, replacing four divisional VP roles with two VP positions with significantly expanded responsibilities built around the company’s main customer groups: physicians and other healthcare professionals; and institu tionbased customers such as hospitals, spe cialists, and thirdparty payers. Jack Bailey, who pre viously served as VP of U.S. sales and marketing, businesstobusiness, has been named VP for accountbased markets, with responsibility for institutionbased cus tomers. Mr. Bailey also has therapeutic responsibility for Lilly’s oncol ogy, endocrine, and cardiovascular brands. TALENT POOL EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY PV0908LayoutFINAL 8/20/08 11:42 AM Page 78 79 PharmaVOICE S e p t e mb e r 20 08 TALENT pool Enrique Conterno, for mer VP of Lilly’s U.S. neuroscience business, has been appointed VP for healthcare professional markets. He has responsi bility for the company’s neuroscience, diabetes, and osteoporosis brands. In other executive shifts, Newt Crenshaw, formerly president and general manager of Lilly Japan, has assumed the newly created role of VP of policy, pricing, reim bursement and access, and international corpo rate affairs, and is now based at the company’s Indianapolis headquarters. Lilly’s research arm, Lilly Research Labora tories (LRL), has created a combined global regulatory, medical, and patient safety organi zation. Tim Garnett, M.D., formerly VP of global patient safety, has assumed the role of VP and chief medical officer responsible for leading this new organization. Lilly also has consoli dated its global market ing and international marketing organizations, naming Dan Hasler VP of the expanded organiza tion. Mr. Hasler was pre viously VP of global brands. Nancy Lilly, for mer VP of U.S. sales and marketing for specialty products, has been appointed VP of new product planning and market analytics. In her new role, Ms. Lilly is responsible for leading new product planning, market research, global pricing, and business development. In other changes at LRL, Jen Stot ka, M.D., has been named VP of global regulatory affairs, and Don Therasse, M.D., VP of global patient safety. Dr. Mary HAAKFRENDSCHO Takeda’s U.S. Subsidiary Brings on New President Takeda San Francisco, a South San Francis co, Calif.based subsidiary of Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. focused on therapeu tic antibody research, has appointed Mary Haak Frendscho, Ph.D., presi dent and chief scientific officer. Dr. HaakFrend scho is responsible for leading all activities at Takeda San Francisco. Dr. HaakFrendscho most recently was at Xoma, where she was chief science officer and VP, preclinical research and development. She received a B.S. in zoology from the University of Michigan, a master’s of liberal arts from Washington University in St. Louis, a master’s in immunology from Stony Brook University, and a doctorate in immunol ogy from the University of Wisconsin. Biotech POOL Paolo PUCCI ArQule Selects New CEO Paolo Pucci has joined ArQule as CEO, succeed ing Stephen Hill, B.M., B.Ch., M.A., FRCS, who is now president and CEO of Solvay Pharmaceuti cals. Peter Lawrence, who served as interim CEO, remains at ArQule as president and chief operating officer. ArQule, Woburn, Mass., is a biotechnology company focused on smallmolecule cancer therapeu tics. Mr. Pucci was most recently senior VP and president in charge of Bayer AG’s BayerScher ing Pharmaceuticals Global Oncology/Spe cialized Therapeutics business units. He received an MBA from the University of Chicago and is a graduate of the Universita Degli Studi Di Napoli in Naples, Italy. Biopharmaceutical POOL Craig PHILIPS Cell Therapeutics Names Former Bayer Oncology Executive President Craig Philips has been appointed president of Cell Therapeutics (CTI), succeeding James Bianco, M.D., who remains CEO of CTI. Mr. Philips is responsible for all development and com mercial operations for the Seattlebased biopharma ceutical company’s inte grated portfolio of oncolo gy products in the United States and Europe. He most recently was VP and general manager of Bayer Healthcare Oncology. Specialty POOL Peter BRANDT Dr. Steven DINH Noven Hires Pfizer Veteran as CEO Noven Pharmaceuticals, Miami, has appointed Peter Brandt president and CEO. Mr. Brandt succeeds interim CEO Jeffrey Eisenberg, who remains with Noven as execu tive VP. Mr. Brandt spent 28 years at Pfizer, most recently as president — U.S. pharmaceu ticals operations. He received a B.A. in eco nomics and marketing from the University of Connecticut and an MBA in finance and accounting from Columbia University. Noven has named 25 year industry veteran Steven Dinh, Sc.D., VP and chief scientific officer. Dr. Dinh is responsible for the functioning, expan sion, and productivity of Noven’s transdermal drugdelivery program. Dr. Dinh joins Noven from Emisphere Technologies, where he most recently served in the dual role of VP of research and technol ogy development and cochair — office of the president. He earned a bachelor of engineering degree from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, an M.S. from Cornell University, and a doctor of sci ence degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Mark VARNEY Cortex Promotes Science Chief to CEO Role Cortex Pharmaceuticals, Irvine, Calif., has promoted Mark Varney, Ph.D., to succeed Roger Stoll, Ph.D., as president and CEO. Dr. Varney previously served as Cortex’s chief PV0908LayoutFINAL 8/20/08 11:42 AM Page 79 80 S e p t e mb e r 2008 PharmaVOICE TALENT pool operating officer and chief scientific officer. Dr. Stoll remains at Cortex as exec utive chairman. Dr. Varney received his B.Sc. in biochemistry with honors from Surrey University, U.K. and completed his Ph.D. and postdoctoral training at Oxford University. Cortex is a neuroscience company that focuses on the discovery and clinical development of Ampakine molecules. Bill WELLS New CEO at Biovail Biovail, a specialty pharmaceutical compa ny based in Mississauga, Ontario, has appoint ed Bill Wells to succeed Douglas Squires, Ph.D., as CEO. Dr. Squires, who had been serving as interim chairman and CEO, contin ues as chairman of Biovail. Mr. Wells is a grad uate of the University of Western Ontario and the University of South Carolina, with a Mas ter’s degree in international business. Agency POOL Jennifer BELKNAP Joel GERBER Meredith NELSON Lynn PAOLICELLI Cynthia RITTER Blue Diesel Expands Creative, Account Teams Interactive communications company Blue Diesel, Columbus, Ohio, an inVentiv Health company, has announced several additions to its creative and account management groups. Jennifer Belknap has joined Blue Diesel as senior account manager. Ms. Belknap previous ly worked for Resource Interactive. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo. Joel Gerber has been named VP, technology. Mr. Gerber most recently served as senior VP, prod uct development, for SMo bile Systems. He received a bachelor’s degree from Grove City College. Meredith Nelson has been named account manager. Her previous roles include client service manager at ECNext and program manager at America Online. Ms. Nelson holds a bachelor’s degree from Capital University. Lynn Paolicelli has been appointed account director. She was previously VP, client services for HealthBanks. Ms. Paolicelli received a bachelor’s degree from Thomas More College. Cynthia Ritter has joined Blue Diesel as senior interactive designer, from art director at Clary Communications. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Parsons School of Design. Jillene BLACK Bill MIRANDA Jessica PERHAC Danielle SIGNORILE Ignite Announces New Hires Ignite Health has made a number of addi tions to its account and creative teams in Cal ifornia and New Jersey. Ignite, an inVentiv Health company, is a marketing agency that specializes in patientcentered medical adver tising. Jillene Black has been named account executive based at Ignite’s Irvine, Calif., head quarters. Ms. Black previously served as account executive at Interactivate. At the Somerset, N.J., office, Bill Miranda has been appointed senior interactive designer. Mr. Miranda was previously senior Web designer at Temel. He holds a bachelor’s degree from William Paterson University. In Irvine, Jessica Perhac has been named account director. Ms. Perhac was most recent ly account director at 22clicks, a pharmaceuti cal interactive agency. At the Somerset office, Danielle Signorile has been named account executive. She previ ously served as account executive at Ferrara & Company and Dentino Marketing. Ms. Signo rile earned a bachelor’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Brian BLANK Chris BODMANN Patrick SMITH Stinson Announces Additions, Promotions Brian Blank has joined Stinson Brand Innovation, a Chicagobased health, science, and technology brand consultancy, as brand designer and production manager. Stinson also has promoted Chris Bodmann to client service manager and Patrick Smith to creative direc tor. Mr. Smith has been with the Stinson branddesign team since 2007. Jeff BURKEL MicroMass Appoints Chief Operating Officer MicroMass Communications, a patient centric, behaviorbased relationship market ing agency based in Cary, N.C., has named Jeff Burkel chief operating officer. Phil Stein, who previously served in the joint roles of chief financial officer and COO, continues in the role of CFO. Mr. Burkel was most recently COO and CFO at Blattner Brunner. He holds a B.S. in marketing from the University of Illi nois at UrbanaChampaign and an MBA. Dan CARON William HARBORT Amy HIRSCHBERG Amanda JOLY Kim KALER Michael KLEHA Molly KLINGER John MAREFKA Amy POLTONAVAGE Michael PRICE Nancy ROBBINS Cortnee SCALE Anne SCHLEPPI Jeremy SCHWEITZER Laura SNEADE Lindsey STORMONT David VERDON Jamie WEINER Staff Movements at GSWWorldwide Healthcare advertising agency GSW Worldwide, an inVentiv Health company, has announced additions and promotions at its Columbus, Ohio, headquarters, as well as its offices in New York and Pennsylvania. Dan Caron has joined the Columbus office as senior account executive. Mr. Caron previ ously served as senior account supervisor for Lulu Strategy and associate project leader for Ross Products. PV0908LayoutFINAL 8/20/08 11:42 AM Page 80 81 PharmaVOICE S e p t e mb e r 20 08 TALENT pool William Harbort has been appointed senior art director. Mr. Harbort was most recently an associate creative director at Jankowski Company. Amy Hirschberg has joined the New York office as VP, creative director. Most recently, Ms. Hirschberg was VP, group creative direc tor at Carbon, a CommonHealth agency. In Columbus, Amanda Joly has been named VP, communication planner. Ms. Joly most recently served as strategic planning director for MindShare USA. She earned a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State Uni versity. Kim Kaler has been named senior account executive in GSW’s Columbus office. Ms. Kaler previously served as an underwriting account executive for WOSU Public Media and as an account executive for Stephen Hill Enterprises. Michael Kleha has joined GSW’s Newtown, Pa., office as VP, integrated media, with respon sibility for establishing media infrastructure and leading integrated communications strate gy efforts. Previously, Mr. Kleha was director of media and metrics for Merck. He holds a mas ter’s degree from Carnegie Mellon. In Columbus, Molly Klinger has been appointed account executive. Ms. Klinger’s previous roles include promotional representa tive for Universal/Paramount Pictures and customer relations specialist for BMW Group Financial Services. John Marefka has been hired as senior art director in GSW’s Columbus office. Mr. Mare fka most recently served as creative director for Marefka Marketing Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Akron. Amy Poltonavage has been named account supervisor at GSW’s Columbus location. Ms. Poltonavage was most recently senior account executive for LehmanMillet. Michael Price has joined GSW’s Newtown office as account director. Mr. Price was previ ously account supervisor at MRM Gillespie and BristolMyers Squibb. He holds a bache lor’s degree from Rider University. At the New York office, Nancy Robbins has been hired as copy supervisor, from the same role at Sudler & Hennessey. Cortnee Scale has joined the Columbus office as account executive. Ms. Scale most recently served as account executive for First Data Merchant Services. Anne Schleppi has been named account executive. Ms. Schleppi was previously an associate buyer for Macy’s South. Jeremy Schweitzer has been hired as inter active senior art director. Mr. Schweitzer was most recently a senior user interface designer for America Online. At GSW’s Newtown office, Laura Sneade has been promoted to account director from interactive planner. Lindsey Stormont has joined GSW’s Columbus office as account executive from the same position at Sudler & Hennessey. David Verdon has joined GSW’s NewYork office as VP, associate creative director. He most recently was senior VP, creative director of copy, at Interlink Healthcare Communica tions. Mr. Verdon holds a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University. In Columbus, Jamie Weiner was hired as senior account executive. Ms. Weiner’s previ ous positions include program manager for The Ohio State University and account man ager for MurphyEpson. Jack CUFFARI Y Brand Expands Executive Team New Yorkbased strategic consulting group Y Brand, an inVentiv Health company, has announced Jack Cuffari has been named senior VP, worldwide strategy director. Mr. Cuffari most recently was head of his own con sulting firm, Jack Cuffari Consulting Services. Pete DENSMORE Jennifer GOLD Teresa JAY Jennifer LEOPOLDT Maura STEFANIK Staff Additions at Donahoe Purohit Miller Donahoe Purohit Miller (DPM), a fullser vice healthcare marketing and communica tions company based in Chicago, has unveiled a number of additions to its account services, creative, and editorial teams. Pete Densmore has been appointed senior account executive. He was previously with Euro RSCG Life, where he handled product launches in various therapeutic categories. Jennifer Gold has been named senior account executive after serving as a pharma ceutical sales representative for an unnamed company. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, where she studied integrated mar keting communications. DPM has appointed Teresa Jay senior art director. Ms. Jay’s career has included design ing logos, creating global branding, launching new brands, and visualizing complex medical and pharmaceutical concepts. Jennifer Leopoldt was named medical edi tor. She has worked as editor of a newspaper and has held positions in medical news and book publishing. Ms. Leopoldt holds a B.S. in journalism from Northwestern University. Maura Stefanik has joined DPM as an account supervisor. Barbara DOWLING New Executive at Cadient Group Cadient Group, West Conshohocken, Pa., an independent interactive marketing agency serving the healthcare industry, has appointed Barbara Dowling as senior VP, customer engagements. Ms. Dowling previously served as senior VP of strategy, sales, and ser vice at Lathian Systems. Ms. Dowling received a B.S. in nursing from the University of Ten nessee, Knoxville. Madeleine GOLD Bindhu GOPALAN Centron Adds to Advertising, Medical Education Groups New Yorkbased med ical communications firm Centron, a HealthSTAR Communications compa ny, has named Madeleine Gold executive VP, man aging director, of its advertising agency. Ms. Gold joins Centron from HealthSTAR’s sister agency, HealthSTAR PR, where she served as chief operating officer. Bindhu Gopalan has joined Centron’s medical education division as account group supervisor. Ms. Gopalan was most recently the East Coast account manager at Arbor Scientia. Eva HEYMAN Jacqueline “Jack” NOLAN Digitas Health Makes SeniorLevel Promotions Digitas Health has announced two promo tions among the senior leadership in its New York office. Digitas Health is the healthcare marketing brand of digi tal marketing agency Digitas, a Publicis Groupe company. Eva Heyman was promoted to senior VP, marketing. PV0908LayoutFINAL 8/20/08 11:42 AM Page 81 82 S e p t e mb e r 2008 PharmaVOICE TALENT pool Ms. Heyman holds an MBA from Harvard University. Jacqueline “Jack” Nolan was promoted to senior VP, creative, from VP, group creative director. Mark HUTSON MedPoint Selects Business Development Director MedPoint Communi cations, Evanston, Ill., a provider of communica tions and emedia services, has named Mark Hutson director of business devel opment responsible for managing and developing business relations with major clients based in the Northeast and Mid west. Mr. Hutson previously was with i3 Stat probe and MDS Pharma Services. Nancy JACOBY Monika POELZMANN Helix Adds TwoVPs Global healthcare communications agency Helix Medical Communi cations, Bridgewater, N.J., has appointed two executives to its leader ship team. Nancy Jacoby was named VP, medical affairs. Ms. Jacoby is a licensed pharmacist with more than 10 years of clinical, management, and marketing experience. Monika Poelzmann was appointed VP, client services. Ms. Poelzmann was previously product director, Tygacil global strategy, at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Tom KEMPISTY Sentrix Announces Promotion Sentrix Health Com munications, Berkeley Heights, N.J. has pro moted Tom Kempisty to executive VP, managing director. Sentrix is a fullservice global health marketing and communications agency and a Sudler & Hennessey network company. Julie Anne LEWIS Pearl OCHOA Anthony “Tony”POPE Julia THIEL Kevin TRAN New Hires at AbelsonTaylor Advertising agency AbelsonTaylor, Chicago, has made several addi tions and promotions. Julie Anne Lewis has been promoted to senior copywriter from copy writer. Ms. Lewis received a B.A. in com munications and English and an M.A. in English from Purdue University. Pearl Ochoa has been promoted to senior art director from art director. Ms. Ochoa has a B.A. in graphic design from Columbia College. Tony Pope has joined AbelsonTaylor as senior copywriter. Mr. Pope was senior copywriter at Goble. He received a B.A. summa cum laude and an M.A., both in English, from Northern Illinois University. Julia Thiel has been promoted to senior art director from art director. Ms. Thiel received a degree in fashion and communications graphic design from the German Master School for Fashion and Visual Communication Arts in Munich. Kevin Tran was named art director. He joins AbelsonTaylor after being a freelancer. He received a B.S. in advertising from the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign. Angie MILLER Syed MOINUDDIN Steven PALMISANO MedThink Strengthens Account Services Team MedThink Communications, a fullservice medical communications agency based in Raleigh, N.C., has promoted Angie Miller to senior VP from her previous position of VP of medical communications. In other moves, Med Think has hired Syed Moinuddin as account director. Mr. Moinuddin was previously account supervisor at Cline, Davis & Mann. He holds an MBA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — KenanFlagler Business School. The company also has named Steven Palmisano VP of medical communications, responsible for managing the account services team. He received a B.S. in microbiology and public health from Michigan State University. Jim REIDY Arista Marketing Names Business Development VP Arista Marketing Associates, a Blue Bell, Pa.based provider of fieldalternative messag ing services for biophar ma companies, has appointed Jim Reidy VP of business development. Arista is a member of the Publicis Healthcare Communications Group of companies. Mr. Reidy was most recently senior nation al director of business development for HealthBridge Practitioner Access Solutions. He received an MBA in marketing from Fair leigh Dickinson University. Steven ROY HC&B Creates Digital Division HC&B Healthcare Communications, an Austin, Tex.based inde pendent healthcare agen cy, has selected Steven Roy, director of interac tive, to head the agency’s newly created digital division. The new business unit, HC&B Digital, offers clients expanded digital capabilities. Mr. Roy holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Jennifer SAMUELS GHG Taps Account VP GHG Grey Healthcare Group (GHG), a WPP company, has hired Jennifer Samuels as executive VP, account services. Ms. Samuels PV0908LayoutFINAL 8/20/08 11:42 AM Page 82 83 PharmaVOICE S e p t e mb e r 20 08 TALENT pool serves as the strategic lead on GHG’s specialty care business and is working on key accounts to improve operations and expand client support. She most recently was senior VP, group managing director at Cline, Davis & Mann. Hayley SOFFER HealthSTAR PR Adds Executive VP HealthSTAR Public Relations (HSPR), New York, has hired Hayley Soffer as an executive VP responsible for supporting the growth and expansion of the company’s client portfolio. HSPR is part of the HealthSTAR Com munications marketing services network. Ms. Soffer previously managed the healthcare prac tice at Publicis Consultants |PR. Scott STOOGENKE New Marketing VP at IMC Informed Medical Communications (IMC), an Edison, N.J.based provider of peertopeer medical forums for the biopharmaceutical industry, has appointed Scott Stoogenke VP, marketing, with responsibility for developing marketing strategies for IMC and its network companies, The Peer Group and RxDialogue. Mr. Stoogenke was most recently director of corporate marketing at Covance. He received a B.S. in biochemistry/molecular biology from the University of Maryland, an M.A. in education/human development from George Washington University, and an MBA in marketing/international business from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Ross THOMSON Vox Medica Strengthens Creative Leadership Ross Thomson has joined independent healthcare communica tions company Vox Medi ca, Philadelphia, as execu tive VP, chief ideation officer, with responsibili ty for developing novel creative processes and solutions. Mr. Thomson was previously execu tive VP, chief creative officer, at Grey Health care Group. Angela THORELL Scorr Appoints Newest Partner Scorr Marketing, a fullservice marketing and publicrelations company based in Kear ney, Neb., has named Angela Thorell a partner in the firm. Ms. Thorell has been a senior VP with the firm since 2006. She holds bachelor’s degrees in biological sciences and advertis ing/marketing from the University of Nebras ka–Lincoln. Peter ZAMISKA Noesis Hires Creative Chief Noesis, Common Health’s professional advertising and promo tion unit based in Parsip pany, N.J., has appointed Peter Zamiska executive VP, chief creative officer (CCO), responsible for the overall management and productivity of the Noesis creative team. Mr. Zamiska was most recently executive VP, chief creative officer at The CementWorks, a health care advertising agency based in New York. Consulting POOL Ariella DUGAN Deborah FREEDMAN Michael FRONSTIN Larry WEINGARTEN Consumer Health Sciences Promotes Four Managers Consumer Health Sciences (CHS), New York, has announced four management pro motions. Ariella Dugan has been promoted to direc tor of research services, from manager of research services. In her new role, Ms. Dugan provides the link between the client and the field operations group. Deborah Freedman has been promoted to VP, business development, where she is using her business development and marketing experience to help clients meet their business challenges. Ms. Freedman was director, business development. Michael Fronstin has been promoted to chief operating officer from VP, business development, adding CHS’s Health Economics Outcomes Research function to his businessdevelopment leadership responsibilities. Larry Weingarten has been promoted to execu tive VP, research services and systems, from senior VP, research services and systems. Art MCKEE Pattie O’DONNELL Hardoncourt “Trip” TREPAGNIER DoubleHelix Expands Market Research Team Double Helix, Fort Washington, Pa., has made additions to its staff as it expands its qualitative and quantitative pharmaceutical custom market research capabilities. Art McKee has joined Double Helix as senior VP responsible for new business development. Mr. McKee has 16 years of marketresearch expe rience, most recently at Ziment. He received a B.A. from Rider Univer sity and an MBA from LaSalle University. Pattie O’Donnell has been named director/moderator. Ms. O’Donnell has more than 15 years of market research experience. She holds a B.S. from Penn sylvania State University. Hardoncourt “Trip” Trepagnier has joined Double Helix as senior VP, strategic quantitative market research. Mr. Trepagnier has 20 years of experience in marketing, product development, and strategic planning, most recently with HCD Research. He earned a B.S. in statistics from Stanford University and an MBA in marketing from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. PV0908LayoutFINAL 8/20/08 11:42 AM Page 83 84 S e p t e mb e r 2008 PharmaVOICE TALENT pool CRO POOL Steve AGNOFF Bill GWINN Susan JALBERT Diane MONTROSS Inclinix Announces Executive Shifts Inclinix, a Wilmington, N.C.based CRO specializing in physician and patient recruit ment for clinical trials, has restructured some positions to support its continued growth. Steve Agnoff has assumed the role of senior VP of sales and market ing. Mr. Agnoff received a B.S. in marketing from Boston University School of Management. Bill Gwinn has been promoted to VP of new product development from his previous role of VP of patient enrollment. Mr. Gwinn holds a bache lor’s degree in economics from Vanderbilt Univer sity and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Susan Jalbert has been named VP of sales respon sible for providing strate gic direction for a team of business development personnel. Ms. Jalbert earned a B.S. from the University of Vermont. Diane Montross has joined Inclinix as director of patient recruitment. Ms. Montross is responsi ble for strategically posi tioning the products and services that support clin ical trial enrollment. She was most recently direc tor of media services at Veritas Medicine. Alan BOYCE Simon HIGGINBOTHAM Leadership Changes at Kendle Alan Boyce has rejoined Kendle Interna tional, Cincinnati, as VP and chief marketing offi cer. Mr. Boyce served as Kendle’s VP, global clini cal development— Europe and Africa and most recently was chief operating officer of Synexus. Mr. Boyce succeeds Simon Higginbotham, who has been promoted to president of Kendle. Chris Bergen, who served as president and chief operating officer of Kendle, continues as COO. Mr. Higginboth am has more than 25 years of leadership expe rience. David COMAN Millie TAN NewVPs Join Quintiles Quintiles Transnational, a Research Trian gle Park, N.C.based provider of drug devel opment and commercialization services, has added two executives to its leadership. David Coman has joined Quintiles as senior VP, communications and patient recruitment. Previously, Mr. Coman was VP of global marketing at Dendrite International. He received a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and an MBA from North western University. Quintiles has named Millie Tan senior VP, global marketing, and chief marketing officer. Ms. Tan was most recent ly chief marketing officer for Monster Worldwide’s European business. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College, a master’s degree from Columbia University, and an MBA from Dart mouth College. Dr. David GREEN Dr. Neil SHUSTERMAN RPS Adds to Senior Management Team RPS (ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services), Fort Washington, Pa., has appointed two executives to its senior management team. David Green, Ph.D., joins RPS as VP of clin ical operations, with responsibility for the oversight of data management, statistics, pro gramming, site management and monitoring, and project management. Most recently, Dr. Green served as executive director of clinical field operations at Amgen. Neil Shusterman, M.D., has been appoint ed senior VP, medical, regulatory, and drug safety. Dr. Shusterman was previously senior VP of clinical development at the Forest Research Institute of Forest Laboratories. Dr. Scott TREIBER inVentiv Clinical Names ChicagoBased VP inVentiv Clinical Solutions, the Somerset, N.J.based clinical ser vices division of inVentiv Health, has hired Scott Treiber, Ph.D., as senior VP of clinical operations based in inVentiv Clini cal’s Chicago office. Most recently, Dr. Treiber was VP of clinical research for PharmaNet. He received an MBA from Ellis College of the New York Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in biology from the University of California Santa Cruz. Media POOL Brian BLITZ Eileen HUBERT New Publishers at Quadrant HealthCom Quadrant HealthCom, Parsippany, N.J., has named Brian Blitz, PAC, group publisher of Clini cian Reviews and Conve nient Care, a new publica tion included within Clinician Reviews. Mr. Blitz was previ ously associate publisher and publisher for Consultant magazine and Consultant for Pedi atricians, both published by CMPMedica. He is a boardcertified physician assistant and an adjunct clinical assistant professor at Long Island University. Eileen Hubert has joined Quadrant HealthCom, Parsippany, N.J., as group pub lisher for Neurology Reviews and NeuroPsy chiatry Reviews. Ms. Hubert was most recent ly associate publisher of Cardiology Review and Physician’s Money Digest, both owned by MJH and Associates (formerly Ascend Media). PV0908LayoutFINAL 8/20/08 11:43 AM Page 84 85 PharmaVOICE S e p t e mb e r 20 08 TALENT pool Medical Education POOL Todd GRAVERSON L&M Healthcare Opens New Office Independent fullser vice medical education company L&M Health care Communications, Mountainside, N.J., has appointed Todd Graver son VP, client services, based in the firm’s new Midwest office in Mil waukee. Mr. Graverson most recently served as a senior product manager for Schwarz Pharma. Service POOL Renee BILLINGTON Dan GOBER New Additions, Promotions at Publicis Selling Solutions Publicis Selling Solu tions, a Lawrenceville, N.J.based provider of sales teams and support services, has announced a number of additions and promotions. Renee Billington has been promoted to manag er, sales reporting and analytics. Ms. Billington was previously a sales operations analyst. Dan Gober has joined Publicis Selling Solutions as senior director, busi ness development. Previ ously, Mr. Gober was western regional sales director for Oscient Pharmaceuticals. Roseanne BRANCIFORTE Pharmagistics Appoints Managing Director Roseanne Branciforte has joined Pharmag istics, Somerset, N.J., as managing director. Pharmagistics, a Publicis Healthcare Commu nications Group Company, provides direct marketing, PDMA compliance, and specialty logistics services. Most recently, she served as senior VP of operations at Esprit Pharma. Ms. Branciforte received a B.S. in pharmacy from Rutgers Col lege of Pharmacy and an MBA in finance from Rider University, and is a registered pharma cist in New Jersey. Adam PORTERFIELD Lisa STERNADORI TVG Promotes Executives TVG Marketing Research & Consulting, a Dresher, Pa.based provider of marketing research, marketing consulting, and training services, has promoted two key members of its professional staff. Adam Porterfield, Psy.D., MBA, has been promoted to associate VP from executive director. As a member of TVG’s qualitative research team, he has conducted several extensive research pro grams that have helped shape strategy for prod ucts approaching launch in the U.S., as well as across Europe and Asia. Lisa Sternadori, MBA, has been promoted to VP from associate VP. Ms. Sternadori has been a leading member of TVG’s strategic account management team. Clark RIDGE PharmaCentra Expands Leadership Team PharmaCentra, an Atlantabased market ing and services firm that provides customiz able healthcare management programs to the pharmaceutical industry, has appointed Clark Ridge VP of operations and client services. Mr. Ridge was previously director of consumer contact management for Assurant. Arlene VASQUEZ Advanced Health Media Appoints Account Team Head Advanced Health Media (AHM), a provider of meeting logistics, commercial compliance management solutions, and sales force productivity tools for the pharmaceutical industry, has named Arlene Vasquez senior director, account manage ment, with responsibility for leading the account team and providing strategic direction. Ms. Vasquez is based in AHM’s Union, N.J., office. The company also has locations in Bridge water and Somerville, N.J.; Philadelphia; and Chesapeake, Va. Blane WALTER New CEO Appointed at inVentiv Health inVentiv Health, a Somerset, N.J.based provider of commercial ization services to the global pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, has selected its president, Blane Walter, to succeed Eran Broshy as CEO. Mr. Broshy remains with inVentiv Health as exec utive chairman. Mr. Walter has been president of inVentiv Health since 2007. He joined inVentiv Health in 2005 as president and CEO of its inVentiv Communications business segment, a global group of specialized communications compa nies providing customized marketing solu tions to the health and wellness industries. Technology POOL Deirdre BEVARD ClearTrial Appoints Clinical Services Director ClearTrial, a Chicago based provider of clinical trial software for clinical operations planning, bud geting, and outsourcing, has hired Deirdre BeVard as senior director of clini cal services, eastern region. Ms. BeVard was previously executive director, clinical research for the Physician Alliance for Clinical Research (PACR), formerly part of Health South. Send your personnel announcements to email@example.com. PV0908LayoutFINAL 8/20/08 11:43 AM Page 85