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inVentiv Health (VTIV) Names Sydney Rubin as Chief Communications Officer


5/21/2013 8:45:04 AM

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BURLINGTON, Mass., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- inVentiv Health, offering best-in-class clinical, commercial and consulting services to the healthcare industry, announced today the appointment of Sydney Rubin as Chief Communications Officer. Rubin, who will report to inVentiv Health CEO Paul Meister, will oversee corporate reputation, internal communications, media relations and public affairs.

Her appointment reflects need to build and manage inVentiv's worldwide reputation in the context of significant growth and expansion over the last two years.

"Sydney brings decades of communications experience to inVentiv Health, and a clear understanding of the role that consistent, integrated and compelling communications plays in building a high-value organization with a world-class reputation," Meister said. "She will help raise awareness of inVentiv and our unique combination of sophisticated services for clients in the life sciences industry."

Bob Chandler, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, will work alongside Rubin providing strategic counsel and marketing expertise.

Rubin has managed public relations programs for a broad range of corporate and institutional clients in the pharmaceutical and healthcare, consumer products, technology and financial services sectors. She has developed and implemented global communications strategies for both early-stage businesses and some of the best known brands in the world.

She moves up to inVentiv Health's corporate team from Chandler Chicco Companies, part of inVentiv Health Inc., where she provided senior counsel in corporate reputation, content development, crisis communications, executive training and public affairs. She joined Chandler Chicco with the purchase in 2005 of the Washington, D.C. public relations and public affairs firm she founded, Ignition Strategic Communications. Prior to Ignition, Rubin spent nearly a decade as a foreign correspondent with The Associated Press and is the winner of numerous awards for both her work in public relations and journalism.

"This is a challenging position at a unique company that offers the most sophisticated mix of clinical, commercial and consulting services in the healthcare industry," Rubin said. "Our approach to combining our global expertise is strategic, effective, cost efficient and fast. In other words, it's the future of healthcare."

inVentiv also announced the hiring of Danielle DeForge as Director of Corporate Communications. Danielle's communications experience, forged at Chandler Chicco Companies, spans the health and wellness spectrum. She has developed award-winning global media relations, public affairs and social media campaigns, and spent the early years of her career overseeing communications programs for consumer, technology and financial services clients at Ignition Strategic Communications.

About inVentiv Health
inVentiv Health, Inc. is a leading global provider of best-in-class clinical, commercial and consulting services to companies seeking to accelerate performance. inVentiv offers convergent services that deliver extraordinary outcomes to clients whose goal is improving human life. In 40 countries around the world, inVentiv's 13,000 employees help clients rapidly transform promising ideas into commercial reality. inVentiv clients include more than 550 pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences companies, as well as companies that now see health as part of their mission. inVentiv Health, Inc. is privately owned by inVentiv Group Holdings, Inc., an organization sponsored by affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., Liberty Lane Partners and members of the inVentiv management team. For more information, visit http://www.inventivhealth.com.

SOURCE inVentiv Health

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