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PharmaVOICE Names Four inVentiv Health Associates Among "100 Most Inspiring" Leaders in Healthcare

BURLINGTON, Mass., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- inVentiv Health, Inc., offering best-in-class clinical, commercial and consulting services to the healthcare industry, announced today that leaders from four inVentiv Health companies were included in PharmaVOICE's 2012 list of the "100 Most Inspiring People" in the life sciences industry. inVentiv honorees include Marianne Eisenmann, Kelly Gratz, Leigh Householder and Todd LaRoche.

Every year, the July/August issue of PharmaVOICE features 100 of the "most inspiring individuals" in the life sciences industry as determined by the publication's readers. Their personal accounts detail how these 100 individuals – executives, peers, colleagues, clients, partners and others – contribute significantly to their organizations, while motivating and mentoring those around them.

"We congratulate Marianne, Kelly, Leigh, and Todd on this prestigious recognition," said Paul Meister, CEO of inVentiv Health. "All four of them serve as role models to the entire inVentiv organization, inspiring us to question conventional thinking and push the envelope to seek better solutions for our clients. In an industry characterized by increasing complexity and a constant demand for innovation, having strong leaders with a passion for healthcare and a commitment to client service is critical." 

The honorees represent four of inVentiv's best-in-class businesses. Marianne Eisenmann leads Determinus, the research division of Chandler Chicco Companies. An advocate of communications research, Eisenmann has a proven track record in providing leading global companies with strategic support for public relations program planning and measurement.

Kelly Gratz is President of inVentiv Health Commercial Solutions, which drives the development of unique global commercial solutions for inVentiv's clients that cross traditional functional boundaries. Since joining the company in 2000, she has held senior leadership roles in inVentiv's Commercial and Communications divisions, and has been directly involved in leading the delivery of integrated solutions and multi-channel success for a number of top pharmaceutical companies.

Leigh Householder, Vice President/Managing Director of iQ, the innovation lab of GSW Worldwide, has more than 13 years of experience creating digital strategies for Fortune 1000 companies and developing social media approaches in highly-regulated industries. At GSW, she leverages that experience to develop clear points of view on how technology can change healthcare marketing.

Todd LaRoche is Executive Vice President/Managing Director of Creative at Palio. With more than 30 years of advertising and marketing communications experience, he directs creative execution from concept development through final production in all media for both professional and patient audiences.

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

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