New Business Hub Officially Opens in London to Support the “Super Agency’s” Continued Growth
Executives Named to Lead Digital and Social Media, Advertising and Creative Services
London – February 28, 2012 – inVentiv Health Communications/Europe (iHCE), an inVentiv Health company and leader in global healthcare communications, today announced the official opening of its new headquarters in London to serve as a hub for all European offices and support the rapid growth of the company’s consolidated communications business.
iHCE, dedicated to delivering exceptional multi-channel, multinational marketing, will provide governance and operational support to enhance customer service across all communications offices and foster closer collaboration with inVentiv Health’s other commercial services including sales and patient outcomes.
inVentiv Health is a global provider of clinical, commercial and consulting services to the healthcare industry and last August announced the launch of iHCE. Since then, iHCE has focused on building a “Super Agency” governed by a single management philosophy that facilitates true collaboration between inVentiv’s best-in-class advertising, public relations, public policy, market access, medical education, marketing, branding and digital services.
Done as One
iHCE’s new operational hub enables this “Done as One” management philosophy that removes barriers between communications disciplines to create teams that view problems from multiple perspectives and then draw upon the needed expertise to deliver programmes that quickly achieve their goals.
“From deep collaboration emerge solutions that are unique in the healthcare industry,” said Bob Chandler, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications of inVentiv Health and Head of iHCE. “Our company structure allows us to draw upon a wealth of talent and deep insight across many disciplines, while our new European Headquarters helps us better serve our clients and facilitate growth throughout Europe. This is a very exciting time.”
iHCE’s leadership team also announced the appointment of Nick Bartlett, Damon Caiazza and Peter Comber to senior management roles. Bartlett will lead iHCE’s digital and social media business, Caiazza will head advertising, and Comber will oversee the company’s creative services.
Bartlett joins iHCE from Publicis Life Brands Resolute, where he held the position of Digital Strategy Director. iHCE promoted both Caiazza and Comber, who fulfilled similar roles at GSW Europe, an inVentiv Health company. All three will work closely within specific markets and with inVentiv business units to support ambitious goals for local and regional growth through the delivery of best-in-class services.
Fiona Hall, Senior Managing Director of iHCE, said, “We are committed to providing clients with a multidisciplinary approach that taps the expertise of all healthcare marketing disciplines, and today’s appointments reinforce this commitment. As part of our senior management team, Nick, Damon and Peter will support our go-to-market strategy rooted in client demand for effective, actionable multidisciplinary services that reach target audiences with greater speed and relevance.”
About inVentiv Health Communications/Europe
inVentiv Health Communications/Europe (iHCE) is a full-spectrum, healthcare specialist “Super Agency” dedicated to delivering exceptional multi-channel and multinational marketing programmes. iHCE provides relevant, targeted and flexible marketing solutions for the pharmaceutical industry and organisations with a healthcare focus, enabling clients to excel in a rapidly changing environment. The company’s unified offer brings together inVentiv Health’s advertising, public relations, public policy, market access, medical education, marketing, digital and branding services. The company is based in Switzerland with operational headquarters in London.
About inVentiv Health
inVentiv Health, Inc. is a leading global provider of best-in-class clinical, commercial and consulting services to companies seeking to accelerate performance. inVentiv’s client roster includes more than 550 pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences companies. With 13,000 employees in 40 countries, inVentiv rapidly transforms promising ideas into commercial reality. inVentiv Health Inc. is privately owned by inVentiv Group Holdings Inc., an organization sponsored by affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., Liberty Lane Partners and members of the inVentiv management team. For more information, visit http://www.inventivhealth.com.