RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Campbell Alliance, an inVentiv Health company and the leading management consulting firm specializing in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, today announced the appointment of Nader Naeymi-Rad as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Naeymi-Rad, formerly Chief Operating Officer, succeeds John Campbell, who co-founded the firm more than 14 years ago.
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John Campbell and Ann Campbell, who will transition from her current role as President, will co-lead a committee of the Campbell Alliance Board of Directors that will focus on strategic growth opportunities in the US and abroad.
"Ann and I have decided to take on new roles at the firm in order to completely focus on accelerating its growth. Campbell Alliance has always been a high-performance, growth-oriented firm. In our 14 years of operation, we have averaged 25% year-over-year growth in revenue. We've reached a point in the firm's evolution where maintaining this level of growth will require a combination of organic growth in our core business and external opportunities possibly in the form of strategic acquisitions," stated Mr. Campbell.
Campbell Alliance was acquired by inVentiv Health in February 2011 and operates as inVentiv Health's Consulting segment. Paul Meister, Chief Executive Officer of inVentiv Health, stated, "From the very beginning we knew Campbell Alliance was a strong leader in pharmaceutical and biotech consulting. The firm has an outstanding reputation, proven consulting capabilities, and a strong track record of growth. As the anchor of our consulting segment, the Campbell Alliance team is adding significant value to our broader business in ways that have exceeded our expectations. We fully support these positive management changes, have great confidence in Nader and his new management team, and very much look forward to working with John and Ann in their new roles."
Ms. Campbell added, "Today, as an inVentiv Health company, we have access to tremendous resources on a global scale to make our accelerated growth plan a reality. With Nader in place we are well positioned to pursue an aggressive growth plan focused on external opportunities knowing that our core business is in good hands."
As CEO, Mr. Naeymi-Rad will look to aggressively grow Campbell Alliance with a continued focus on the foundational characteristics that have helped the firm advance to this point: unmatched client satisfaction, deep functional expertise, and proven consulting methodologies.
"I'd like to extend my sincere thanks to John, Ann, and the entire Campbell Alliance team for their confidence in me. I've had the honor of building this firm from the ground up, and I look forward to taking it to the next level," stated Mr. Naeymi-Rad.
Mr. Naeymi-Rad joined the firm shortly after its founding in 1997. Since that time he has played a pivotal role in the growth of the firm. He led the development of the Brand Management Practice from its inception to become the firm's largest practice area, as well as the development of new service lines, including the Launch Playbook (launch planning and execution) and Innovation2Value (commercial planning). Mr. Naeymi-Rad helped launch and co-lead the firm's Business Development Practice and spearheaded the development of the firm's operations in Europe. In his most recent role as Chief Operating Officer, he successfully implemented the firm's regional operating model, which resulted in increased profitability and helped deepen relationships with key pharmaceutical and biotech clients at the local level.
Campbell Alliance also announced executive promotions and organizational changes today in a separate press release.
About Campbell Alliance
Campbell Alliance is the Consulting business segment of inVentiv Health, a leading global provider of best-in-class clinical, commercial, and consulting services to companies seeking to accelerate performance. Campbell Alliance is the leading management consulting firm specializing in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. The firm's clients include all of the world's top-20 pharmaceutical companies, as well as numerous emerging and midsize firms. Campbell Alliance is organized into practice areas, each specializing in a critical industry function: Brand Management, Business Development, Clinical Development, Pricing and Market Access, Medical Affairs, and Sales. From its locations in Raleigh, NC, Parsippany, NJ, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, New York City, Atlanta, and Zug, Switzerland, the firm serves clients throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. For more information on Campbell Alliance, please visit http://www.campbellalliance.com.
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's client roster includes more than 550 pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences companies. With 13,000 employees in 40 countries, inVentiv rapidly transforms promising ideas into commercial reality. 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.
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