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Leadership 2018-04-23T09:04:07+00:00

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Faruk Capan, CEO and founder of Intouch Solutions, started his first business at the age of 9, and demonstrates his leadership and innovation on a daily basis.

Faruk Capan

FOUNDER AND CEO

After starting his first business at age nine, 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
Wendy Blackburn, EVP of Marketing and Communications, has seen it all — from hospital PR to account management in Silicon Valley — and developed award-winning campaigns along the way.

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 KC Business’ 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
Justin Chase, EVP of Innovation and Media, is a proven social media thought leader focused on unique solutions impacting healthcare.

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
Mike Hartman, Chief Creative Officer, has utilized timely and targeted design to grow businesses in many industries.

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
Boris Kushkuley, EVP of Multichannel Marketing and Consulting, employs his keen understanding of technology, marketing and digital strategy to lead our New York office.

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 strategy and planning across Intouch.

  • 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)
Chris Shirling, CFO, has 20+ years of tech and ad agency experience, which have included several successful multimillion-dollar deals.

Chris Shirling

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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
Angela Tenuta, EVP of Client Services, has guided teams through many pharma digital innovations — including the first eCRM campaign and Yahoo homepage takeover.

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
Aaron Uydess, EVP of Customer Experience and Analytics, helps to ensure a “keep it simple and ensure scale” approach for our business.

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.

  • Developed a decade’s worth of solutions at Novo Nordisk
  • Five years managing e-business at ConvaTec (Bristol-Myers Squibb)
  • Played his first and last game of kayak water polo on the outskirts of the Baltic Sea
Kristi Veitch, EVP of Human Resources, ensures that Intouch is set up to succeed in the future by recruiting and retaining top talent.

Kristi Veitch

EVP, PEOPLE AND CULTURE

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
Brady Walcott, EVP of Business Development, has utilized his communication skills along with 25+ years industry experience to assist healthcare clients in making strategic decisions.

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
David Windhausen, EVP of Development Services, uses his past experience as the head of a software development firm to help Intouch Solutions exceed its potential on a daily basis.

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