CMI Media Group, a WPP company (NYSE: WPP), today announced an evolution in their approach to media planning which includes several high-level executive promotions and hires. As leaders in omnichannel, the agency will focus on delivering precision at scale. Fueled by industry leading data and insights from Empower™, the media plans will be created by integrated media strategists with the direction of communications planning specialists, collaborating deeply into the planning and optimization process to create a better deliverable and more impactful outcomes.

Richard Marritt joined Xandar Kardian, a rapidly growing technology startup utilizing ultra-wide band radar signal processing for predictive health monitoring solutions.

Peregrine Market Access, a full-service consulting, communications and commercialization partner for the life science industry, welcomes Ronald Deng, MS, PharmD, as a new addition to the content strategy department.

EVERSANA, a pioneer of next-generation commercial services to the global life sciences industry, today unveiled EVERSANA INTOUCH, marking the transformation of its full-service, global healthcare agency network serving the life sciences industry. Combining the power of world-class creative, media and digital innovation with payer, patient, and healthcare communications expertise, EVERSANA INTOUCH reinvents life sciences marketing as the first and only agency accelerating brand performance through insights and seamless connectivity to EVERSANA’s integrated commercialization solutions.

Leaderboard Branding, a Fingerpaint company – the fast-growing global naming and branding firm that delivers strategic insights and world-class creativity to biopharma and healthcare companies as early as clinical phase 1 – announced the hiring of Max Straka, PharmD, FISMP, a former FDA Division of Medication Error Prevention and Analysis (DMEPA) safety evaluator. As a Director of Leaderboard Branding’s Drug Safety Division, Dr. Straka adds to the broad experience of global leaders and innovators in this important area of drug development.

Cytovia Therapeutics LLC, a global biotechnology company focused on empowering natural killer (NK) cells to fight cancer through multispecific antibodies and stem cell engineering, announced today that Luca Scavo, CPA, MBA has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer and James Priour, MBA has been appointed as Chief Product Officer, both effective immediately.

Today, Evoke announces the integration of Ashfield Health marketing and communications agencies to form a new global healthcare brand, experience and communications platform, purpose-built to make health more human. The combination of two leading global healthcare organizations in one agile platform under the Evoke name creates one of the industry’s deepest and most dynamic marketing and communications offerings.

Gradalis, a late-stage stage biotechnology company developing immunotherapies for multiple cancer indications, has named Steven Engle as Chief Executive Officer. Engle joins Gradalis with over two decades of executive leadership experience with public biotech companies developing breakthrough products in the metabolic, autoimmune, oncologic and infectious disease areas. He succeeds founder David Shanahan, who will continue as Gradalis’ Board Chair.

Omnicom Group today announced the appointment of Matt McNally as CEO of Omnicom Health Group (OHG), the largest healthcare marketing and communications network in the world and part of Omnicom’s DAS Group of Companies (DAS). McNally succeeds Ed Wise, who held the chief executive role since OHG’s formation in 2016 and recently announced his retirement.

McCann Health London announces a new leadership line-up in a raft of management promotions as part of the group’s ongoing growth, enabled by last year’s formation of IPG Health.