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closerlook CEO David Ormesher chosen as one of PharmaVOICE’s inaugural Red Jacket Award honorees

Life-sciences industry hall of fame award honors commitment to innovation, leadership, mentoring and philanthropy

Press Release - August 2014

Today, closerlook, a leading digital relationship marketing agency serving the pharmaceutical industry, announced that CEO David Ormesher has been honored as a recipient of the inaugural PharmaVOICE Red Jacket Award.

Each year, PharmaVOICE recognizes 100 professionals in the life-sciences industry who are changing the paradigm, motivating others to make a difference and inspiring those around them to reach their personal goals. In celebration of ten years of the PharmaVOICE 100, the Red Jacket Award has been established to recognize a select and distinguished group of leaders who have been lauded by their colleagues and peers numerous times in the past nine years for their many contributions to their companies and the industry at large.

Chosen by the editors of PharmaVOICE, Ormesher is one of only six recipients of the Red Jacket Award. Demonstrating that success goes beyond hard work and a predictable path, these honorees have created a legacy that extends to improving the healthcare environment now and in the future.

“We are pleased to honor David Ormesher as an inaugural PharmaVOICE Red Jacket awardee," says Taren Grom, cofounder and editor of PharmaVOICE magazine. "Over the past ten years, since we initiated the PharmaVOICE 100 program, David has been honored numerous times for his entrepreneurial spirit, his dedication to giving back here and abroad, and his collaborative management style that motivates his employees, colleagues and clients alike. His vision for the future of healthcare and continued philanthropic endeavors are truly inspirational.”

“In the last two years, we’ve experienced tremendous response to our message of listening to the customer, understanding the patient and learning about the physician in a very personal and individual way. We’ve created a powerful marketing platform for messaging and tools that doesn’t just promote to the marketplace but provides a level of value that can only come from true customer understanding. In an industry that is experiencing as much change as pharma is,” noted Ormesher, “it is essential to build and maintain long-term relationships with one’s most important customers through the framework of relationship marketing.”

Ormesher is also recognized for his philanthropic endeavors and the inspiring impact he has had on others as a role model, change agent and advocate of giving and mentorship on a global scale. He continues to lead Bigger Future in Rwanda, a social enterprise he founded to inspire and strengthen promising entrepreneurs in emerging countries; is a founding board member of i.c.stars, a nonprofit that trains young adults in business, leadership and technology; serves on the board of the Lyric Opera of Chicago; recently joined the foundation board of the Lurie Children’s Hospital; is an investor and board member of PhysIQ, an early-stage company in personalized physiology data analytics; and is a member of the Innovation Board of the XPRIZE Foundation.

To read the complete July/August PharmaVOICE 2014 Red Jacket profile of Dave Ormesher, please see pages 164-165:

About PharmaVOICE

PharmaVOICE is expressly written and designed to deliver the views, opinions and insights of executives who are shaping the direction of the dynamic life-sciences industry. PharmaVOICE reaches more than 40,000 BPA-qualified subscribers and more than 100,000 users with its digital edition, which contains original exclusive bonus content.

About closerlook, inc.

Founded in 1987, closerlook is a digital marketing agency specializing in helping pharmaceutical brands build and maintain long-term relationships with their most important customers. The company’s approach is founded on the belief that understanding individual customers’ needs, experiences, preferences and behavior is the best way of creating a valuable dialogue and fostering enduring relationships between healthcare professionals and brands.

Headquartered in Chicago, Ill., closerlook is one of the fastest growing agencies in its field. With experience in a broad range of specialty and primary care therapeutic areas, the company has a roster of clients that includes some of the most respected names in the life-sciences industry. To deliver effective digital-marketing solutions, closerlook integrates strategic, technology, creative and account services, including marketing strategy development, user experience design, content development, graphic design, motion-media production, web development and database management, relationship marketing campaign hosting and management.

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