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Leadership 2018-10-09T13:24:39+00:00

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Faruk Capan

FOUNDER AND CEO

After starting his first business at age 9, Faruk went on to help create MS Watch.com — the first and largest online community for people living with multiple sclerosis — before founding Intouch Solutions.

  • Launched Intouch in 1999 with just one employee
  • Today leads the $100+ million agency of nearly 700 employees with offices around the globe
  • Has a shoe collection that puts Carrie Bradshaw to shame
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Wendy Blackburn

EVP, MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

After 20+ years in this industry, Wendy has seen it all — from hospital PR to account management in Silicon Valley — and developed award-winning campaigns along the way.

  • One of Kansas City Business Journal’s Influential Women of Kansas City
  • One of PharmaVOICE magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Life Sciences
  • Spent a summer serving hundreds of traditional Irish breakfasts to tourists
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Justin Chase

EVP, INNOVATION & MEDIA

A proven social media thought leader focused on unique solutions impacting healthcare, Justin solves problems through sustainable and economically viable innovations.

  • Instrumental in creating the social capability for DigitasHealth New York
  • Founder of global agency Hypertonic
  • Gourmet chef, with training from the French Culinary Institute
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Mike Hartman

CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

Name an industry, and there’s a good chance Mike has experience in it, from luxury to automotive to healthcare, and has helped grow the business from the ground up.

  • Previously led creative at Digitas, WPP, LBi and W2O
  • Recognized by the industry with awards from Addys to Webbys
  • Published poet whose work has appeared in numerous leading literary journals
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Boris Kushkuley, Ph.D.

EVP, MULTICHANNEL MARKETING & CONSULTING

After more than a decade at Ogilvy CommonHealth, and years of hands-on technology experience with Fortune 500 companies, Boris now leads our New York office.

  • A PM360 Innovator of the Year
  • One of PharmaVOICE magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Life Sciences
  • Fluent in three languages (four, if you count multichannel marketing, which we do)
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Chris Shirling

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

With 20 years’ tech and ad agency experience, including multimillion-dollar equipment negotiations, Chris defines excellence under pressure.

  • Held CFO positions at tech and ad agencies including CTI, AGC/ATG and VML
  • Facilitated negotiations that led to the sale of VML to WPP PLC
  • Isn’t afraid to bungee jump
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Angela Tenuta

EVP, CLIENT SERVICES

Guiding teams through many pharma digital innovations — including the first e-CRM campaign and Yahoo homepage takeover — Angela remains obsessed with new ideas.

  • Helped direct the development of an iPad sales tool which is now carried by over 5,000 reps
  • Nearly single-handedly launched our Chicago office
  • Relies on her ballerina background to tackle challenges with grace
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Aaron Uydess

EVP, CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE & ANALYTICS

Specializing in strategy and solutions development for top markets around the world, Aaron helps ensure a “keep it simple and ensure scale” approach for our business.

  • Spent nearly a decade leading strategic marketing and development initiatives at AstraZeneca
  • Held executive positions at MEplusYOU (formerly imc2) and IOMEDIA
  • Played his first and last game of water polo kayak on the outskirts of the Baltic Sea
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Kristi Veitch

EVP, HUMAN RESOURCES

Kristi ensures that Intouch is set up to succeed in the future by recruiting — and keeping — the best available talent on our award-winning teams.

  • Left Account Service to meet the need of creating efficiencies in employee recruiting and hiring
  • Instrumental in VML’s ranking on three Best Places to Work lists
  • Hosted her own radio show at 9 years old
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Brady Walcott

EVP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

He can easily talk to anyone, which comes from 25+ years of experience in helping healthcare clients make decisions that make a difference.

  • Spent nearly a decade leading strategic marketing and development initiatives at AstraZeneca
  • Held executive positions at MEplusYOU (formerly imc2) and IOMEDIA
  • When he’s not juggling new business, he’s juggling his twins
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David Windhausen

EVP, DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Having previously led his own software-development firm for a decade, David is not only a tech guru but proves daily how to succeed in business.

  • Spent a decade developing solutions for Hoechst Marion Russell (formerly Marion Merrell Dow/Marion Laboratories)
  • One of PM360’s Tech-Know Geeks
  • Slaps the bass while singing in a heavy metal band