Agency continues to attract industry-leading talent and
expand brand development capabilities to support 40% annual growth
TORONTO ON/NEW YORK, NY – May 4, 2017 – Klick Health today announced several senior-level creative, medical strategy and client service executives have joined the independent agency, including the former Chief Medical Officer and SVP Creative Director from a large network agency.
“We’re proud to continue our journey to become a center of gravity for brilliant people and over the past couple of years, we have cultivated the best agency talent roster in our industry,” said company CEO and Co-Founder Leerom Segal.
Segal issued the statement in welcoming to Klick former FCB Health EVP and Chief Medical Officer Holly Henry; former Havas SVP, Head of Medical Jasmine Singh; former Area 23 SVP Creative Director Elliot Langerman; former Evoke Health Managing Director Joanna Jacobs; and former Omnicom Client Solutions Leader Jodi Brichan.
“We couldn’t be happier to have Holly, Jasmine, Elliot, Joanna, Jodi, and all our other new talent among the 700 rock stars we call Klicksters as we continue to grow by an average 40% year over year, and take our clients into the future,” Segal continued.
Today’s announcements follow numerous notable senor hires over the last year, including former longtime Havas Health Global CEO Doug Burcin as Klick’s Chief Growth Officer, Khawar Khokhar as EVP, Market Access & B2B, Lance Paull as Executive Creative Director, Noriko Yokoi as SVP, Account Planning, and Leslie Jamison as SVP, Brand Strategy.
Klick’s most recent people additions, include:
With over 15 years of experience in pharmaceutical marketing and over eight years in scientific research, Henry is the former EVP Chief Medical Officer of the FCB Health Network where she initiated, built, and grew the medical strategy group for the past almost seven years. A seasoned medical strategist and marketer who has worked across all therapeutic areas – neurology, oncology, cardiovascular, and infectious disease among some of the most recent – Henry excels in building teams, which ensure strategic and scientific relevance and help drive change in beliefs and behavior for brand success. She was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Associate at the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine. While at Rutgers, she conducted independent research on p53-mediated apoptosis and the role of Bcl-2 in tumorigenesis that was subsequently published in peer-reviewed journals. She received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine in Cellular and Molecular Biology for her work in viral gene expression.
According to Henry, “The key to being successful in our constantly evolving industry is having brilliant strategic and creative minds focused on innovation, grounded in science, and above all dedicated to patients – and that’s what Klick is. The people, the culture, the minds…I was energized from the moment I met them!”
As a licensed clinical pharmacist and MBA with over 14 years of experience in healthcare, Singh has an unparalleled level of medical and marketing expertise, and an analytical approach with deep strategic thinking. She has helped guide high-profile brands through all phases of drug development and lifecycle management, including launching new products and new indications for existing products, and repositioning mature products. Prior to joining Klick, Singh was SVP, Head of Medical at Havas (H4B Chelsea). She has also worked at Pfizer in Regulatory Affairs, Sanofi-Aventis in Medical Affairs across the diabetes portfolio, and Johnson and Johnson Medical Affairs across the oncology portfolio. Her category experience also includes cardiology, immunology, respiratory, neurology, and endocrinology. She earned both her Doctorate in Pharmacy and her MBA at Rutgers.
Singh said Klick stands out among agencies, “because of its unique ability to combine technological innovation with medicine and answer critical unmet needs for healthcare professionals, patients, and their families. All this in a unique environment that encourages ‘out of the box’ thinking where individuals can reach their fullest potential.”
Langerman joined Klick as its Chief Creative Commercial Officer in New York. The former SVP Creative Director at Area 23 (part of FCB Health), Langerman’s work has been recognized by every major health awards organization, including Cannes Lions Health, and Clio Health, as well as the broader advertising community, receiving both Gold and Silver Effie awards.
“I joined Klick because it is fearlessly embracing the future of health and communication,” said Langerman. “The prospect of marrying Klick’s deep expertise in creative and exponential technologies with heart-stopping, life-changing ideas and expanding its presence in New York was too good an opportunity to pass up.”
With senior roles over the past 23 years at agencies, such as Saatchi Wellness, Ogilvy & Mather, and most recently Evoke Health as Managing Director, Jacobs has worked with blue-chip pharma, biotech, and OTC clients across a range of therapeutic areas, including neurology, oncology, GI, respiratory, cardiovascular, and infectious disease. Her experience also spans technology, CPG, retail, and B2B, but her true calling has always been health, and her passion is creating real value for consumers while building her clients’ brands and businesses.
“There aren’t many agencies who truly ‘walk the walk’ in applying technology to improve people’s lives,” Jacobs said. “Klick is clearly on the forefront of this new frontier in health and I couldn’t be more proud to be part of the team.”
Brichan has worked in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and life sciences industries for over 20 years, building brands across a wide variety of disciplines, including clinical research, pharmaceutical/medical device sales, medical education, thought-leader development, advocacy and coalition building, digital, and promotional advertising. Prior to joining Klick, Brichan was Client Solutions Leader at Omnicom Health Group and Senior Vice President, Group Account Director at TBWA/Worldhealth (Omnicom) in San Francisco, where she managed large-scale product commercialization initiatives, including franchise management, launch planning, and innovation development. She was previously Senior Vice President, Account Services at Publicis Healthcare Communications (Chicago).
“I joined Klick to leverage my commercialization experience and entrepreneurial spirit to help lead clients into the future of healthcare marketing,” said Brichan. “The industry is in the midst of immense transformation and Klick is leading the way by developing innovative products and services that are shaping the future of healthcare advertising.”
Klick Health is the world’s largest independent health marketing and commercialization agency. Named MM&M’s 2016 Large Agency of the Year, Klick is laser-focused on creating solutions that engage and educate healthcare providers about life-saving treatments and help inform and empower patients to manage their health and play a central role in their own care. Every solution hinges on Klick’s in-house expertise across the commercial universe—strategy, creative, analytics, instructional design, user experience, relationship marketing, social and mobile. To apply to work at Klick, go to klick.com. Follow Klick Health on Twitter @KlickHealth.
About Klick Inc.
Klick operates with a fiercely independent spirit at the intersection of technology, creativity, and strategy. The Klick family is a diverse group of people who are driven and connected by a shared culture and commitment to the relentless pursuit of awesome at Klick Health, K2 Digital, Klick Learning Solutions (KLS), and Sensei Labs. Established in 1997, Klick has teams in Atlanta, Connecticut, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, and Toronto. Klick has been recognized for having one of the top 10 intranets in the world and has been consistently named a Great Place to Work, Best Workplace for Women, Best Employer, Fastest Growing Technology Company, and Best Managed Company. Klick’s co-founders wrote New York Times Bestseller The Decoded Company (Portfolio/Penguin, 2014), the first book about big data in the workplace. For more information on Klick companies, go to klick-inc.com.