Independent agency continues to attract brilliant talent;
hires more seasoned medical strategy and market access experts
NEW YORK, NY/ TORONTO, ON – August 23, 2018 – Klick Health today announced the arrival of seasoned medical strategy and market access experts to further bolster its growing team. This latest news follows a number of recent additions to Klick’s award-winning creative team and Klick’s industry-leading placement on Medical Marketing & Media (MM&M) magazine’s Agency 100 list, which recognizes the top agencies in the pharma, healthcare, and wellness industry.
“We’re building a top-notch team that leverages scientific data and data science that can stay ahead of healthcare and scientific trends to best approach medical communications and strategy,” said Holly Henry, Chief Medical Officer at Klick. “With our strong medical presence, prizewinning creative, and proven digital backbone, we create advanced communications that resonate with a wide array of patients and healthcare professionals.”
The independent agency, which had a record-breaking year in 2017 and is continuing its upward momentum and success in 2018, confirmed the following three appointments to help further support its clients:
Joseph Barbagallo, SVP, Medical Strategy
A board-certified, licensed physician, Joseph Barbagallo, MD, joins Klick with almost 16 years of experience in pharma advertising. Most recently, he served as EVP Director of Medical & Scientific Affairs at FCB Health, where he co-led the medical team in New York while heading up the NJ-based medical group at FCBCure. Previously, he worked at CDM New York for over six years overseeing a large team of medical directors and writers. Barbagallo has focused on many therapeutic areas, including cardiology, gastroenterology, metabolic disease, nephrology, neurology, psychiatry, and rheumatology, and continues to maintain his internal medicine board certification.
Jorge Durand, VP, Medical Strategy
Jorge Durand, PhD, brings almost a decade of industry expertise to Klick, most recently at TBWAWorldHealth as VP, Associate Medical Director. Prior, he worked at Corbett and Publicis Healthcare Group. Durand has a PhD in Biomedical Sciences and a Master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering and was previously involved in cardiovascular and metabolic research, as well as that of non-ionizing radiation effects.
Casey McCann, Director of Value, Access, and Reimbursement
With over 20 years of experience in healthcare communications Casey McCann joins Klick with a solid background in Market Access. Over the course of his career, he has successfully led brands at every stage of the product or portfolio lifecycle, including leading the launch of 15+ brands in many therapeutic categories within Professional, Consumer, Patient, and most extensively in the Managed Care sector. He has worked at multiple agencies, including IPG, Omnicom, and WPP and earned his MBA in Marketing & Advertising.
“We’re really excited to welcome Joseph, Jorge, and Casey to Klick and a culture that prioritizes people and exponential thinking and look forward to welcoming more of the industry’s brightest minds to our team,” added Henry.
A 2018 PM360 ELITE 100 award winner for her work in medical strategy, Henry has over 15 years of experience in pharmaceutical marketing and over eight years in scientific research. Before joining Klick in May 2017, she served as EVP Chief Medical Officer of the FCB Health Network, where she initiated, built, and grew the medical strategy group for almost seven years.
Klick Health is the world’s largest independent, full-service marketing and commercialization agency for life sciences. By relentlessly conspiring with the future, Klick helps its clients outsmart and outpace disease so people can live richer, longer lives. Klick has been named Agency of the Year five times over the last six years by the industry’s leading publications and was recognized by the 2018 Cannes Lions Health Awards for its client campaigns. Follow Klick Health on Twitter at @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, Katalyst, 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 consistently recognized as a leading Great Place to Work, Best Workplace for Women, Best Employer, Employee-Recommended Workplace, Fastest Growing Technology Company, and Best Managed Company. For more information on joining Klick, go to http://careers.klick.com.