inVentiv Health Executives Named to PharmaVOICE 100 List of Most Inspiring Leaders
Kim Johnson, Mike Menta and Jeanine O’Kane Honored by Colleagues and Clients in the Life Sciences Industry for Leadership in Drug Commercialization
BURLINGTON, Mass. – August 5, 2015 – inVentiv Health, a top-tier professional services organization that accelerates the clinical and commercial success of biopharmaceutical companies worldwide, announced today that three of its senior executives have been named to the prestigious PharmaVOICE 100 list of the most inspiring leaders in the life sciences industry.
The three winners include Kim Johnson, President of PALIO; Mike Menta, Chief Operating Officer of Campbell Alliance; and Jeanine O’Kane, Managing Director of Biosector 2. Based on thousands of colleague and client submitted nominations, the awards span various areas of expertise from marketing to research and development, acknowledging individuals making positive impacts on their businesses, communities and the world of healthcare.
“We congratulate our honorees, who are tackling some of the most critical drug commercialization issues facing the industry,” said Michael Griffith, Executive Vice President, inVentiv Health and President, inVentiv Health Commercial Division. “Their drive to accelerate client success and facilitate the delivery of medicines to those who need them most is an inspiration to us all.”
The inVentiv Health winners lead and mentor global teams who create faster processes, better practices and smarter systems to deliver exceptional client results. Their work spans decades and includes expertise in a broad set of drug commercialization activities, including advertising, public relations, public affairs and consulting, as described in the current edition of PharmaVOICE magazine:
- Kim Johnson, PALIO: As the first woman president of PALIO, an inVentiv Health advertising agency known for creating compelling healthcare brand narratives, Johnson has ignited a new wave of thinking at the agency since she joined the organization in 2014. Her roadmap for the agency centers on four strategic imperatives: brilliant ideas, strategic excellence, transformative technology and community cultivation. Under her vision, PALIO has built a diverse book of domestic and global business – ranging from traditional and digital agency of record partnerships across pharmaceutical, medical technology and wellness brands. PALIO’s full service advertising offering focuses on strategic and creative development, customer engagement and analytics.
- Mike Menta, Campbell Alliance: Menta, Chief Operating Officer of Campbell Alliance is known as a true partner to biopharmaceutical companies. From his role at inVentiv Health’s consulting firm, he addresses some of the industry’s toughest challenges with a level of sophistication and savvy that is unparalleled. Menta’s ability to break down complex problems into component parts and then craft creative, compelling solutions has been recognized and appreciated by clients and members of the consulting team alike. Menta’s strategic foresight and ability to identify emerging industry needs allowed him to steer one of Campbell’s smaller practice areas and dramatically expand it.
- Jeanine O’Kane, Biosector 2: PharmaVOICE recognizes O’Kane, Managing Director of Biosector 2, for being a passionate and fearless leader who delivers innovative solutions. She has continued to build Biosector 2, an inVentiv Health PR Group company, into a best-in-class communications agency servicing the health industry, even during the uncertainties of the patent cliff era and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Under O'Kane's management, the agency has won PRWeek’s Healthcare Campaign of the Year and been named The Holmes Report's Best Healthcare Consultancy in the World, among a myriad of other industry awards.
"As brave thinkers and passionate industry experts, these are the people helping our clients navigate through an ever-changing biopharmaceutical landscape," said Griffith. "We are proud of the roles these individuals play within the organization, serving as role models, collaborators and leaders."
PharmaVOICE is expressly written and designed to deliver the views, opinions and insights of executives who are shaping the direction of the dynamic life-sciences industry. PharmaVOICE’s multiple-perspective and in-depth original forums, feature articles, topics and departments are audience-driven. PharmaVOICE provides executives with useful peer-to-peer insights on a broad range of business practices and topics to a wide range of life-science sectors.
About inVentiv Health
inVentiv Health is a top-tier professional services organization that accelerates the clinical and commercial success of biopharmaceutical companies worldwide. Our combined Clinical Research Organization (CRO) and Contract Commercial Organization (CCO) help clients improve their performance to deliver much-needed therapies to market. With 13,000 employees providing services to clients in 70 countries, inVentiv Health designs best practices, processes and systems to enable clients to successfully navigate an increasingly complex environment. 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 Health management team.
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