To continue to support health and wellness companies’ rapidly expanding cultural relevance and dominance of global content, Havas Health & You (HH&Y) announced that industry veteran Dan Rubin will join the network. He will work closely with global executive leadership and existing President and CCO Allison Ceraso to shape the future vision for Havas Health +, a fully integrated experience agency on the rise. Havas Health + has generated double-digit growth for the past 3 years, growing both HCP and DTC practices through new client wins and brand launches.

Maria Fontanazza

Outcomes LLC, publisher of market-leading Med Ad News magazine and for the life sciences industry, strengthens its leadership team with the addition of Director of Content, Maria Fontanazza. Maria adds more than 20 years of experience in journalism, marketing, and communications. She was previously Editor-in-Chief at Innovative Publishing Company Inc., covering medical devices and additional FDA-regulated markets.

Klick Health announced that 37-time Cannes Lions and 80-time Clio awards recipient Bernardo Romero joined the life sciences agency’s growing creative team as Maker—a role specially created around his desire to return to creating impactful campaigns and products that positively impact people’s health.

Novartis’ Sandoz business unit saw a strong financial performance in the first quarter of 2022, with overall sales growth of 8 percent, mostly outside of the United States. Sales for the generics and biosimilar unit benefited from what the company called a normalization of the impacts of COVID-19.

Christian Baum, The Bloc

The Bloc recruited long-time H4B Chelsea lead Christian Bauman as the health creative agency’s Chief Creative Officer. The hiring of Bauman, with his unique track record of sustained success, underscores The Bloc’s commitment to investment in the agency’s core business, groundbreaking creative and ambitious growth plans. 

Underscoring an investment in the growth, development and engagement of their talent, WPP company CMI Media Group and NMSDC certified diverse supplier Compas announced the promotion of Julia Missaggia to Chief People Officer.

Pfizer Inc. said on April 11 that Lowe’s Cos Inc Chief Financial Officer David Denton would succeed company veteran Frank D’Amelio as the U.S. drugmaker’s finance chief.

As Novartis explores the possible sell-off of its Sandoz business, the company is undergoing a significant transformation that it says will save about $1 billion in operations costs by 2024.

Fishawack Health announced that Scottie Lee, PMP, joined the group as chief delivery officer.

Klick Health CEO Lori Grant and Co-Presidents Greg Rice and Ari Schaefer today announced a multitude of notable new senior talent additions, strategic new practice areas, and a proprietary, new data targeting tool – reinforcing that the independent agency’s momentum and growth trajectory is stronger than ever as Klick Health nears its 25th anniversary in the spring.