Now announcing the exciting new joint venture between SCOUT and Rare Expertise. Get the details

Now announcing the exciting new joint venture between SCOUT and Rare Expertise. Get the details

Meet Your
Healthcare Team

Jennifer Brekke
CEO, Principal

Jennifer Brekke
CEO, Principal–San Diego


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KEY EXPERIENCE:

ATP World Tour, Elan Pharmaceuticals, Gannett, Nikko Hotels, Nioxin Hair Care, PGA, Swissôtel, Teva Pharmaceuticals, WorldTravel/BTI

  • Career began in New York with NBC, where she combined her love of sports, travel, and global marketing by managing programs for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
  • Lured to the ad agency world to focus on strategic planning and account management for clients such as PGA , Nikko Hotels, World Travel/BTI, Nioxin Hair Care, and others.
  • Fulfilled an entrepreneurial dream when she cofounded Scout in 1999.
  • Managed marketing for the PGA’s most attended PGA Championship in history.
  • Focuses her time at SCOUT scouring the globe for top talent, meeting bold clients looking for a brave marketing partner, and then marrying the two.

BRAVEST MOMENT:

Climbing the Great Wall of China while seven months pregnant.

JENNIFER UNLEASHED:

  • Global travel fanatic – 24 countries and counting
  • Mega-multitasking mom of 3
  • Latte and red wine aficionado

Raffi Siyahian
President, Healthcare, Principal

Raffi Siyahian
President, Healthcare, Principal–San Diego


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KEY EXPERIENCE:

BYDUREON, BYETTA, Desonate, LoFric, NeoBenz Micro, PRIALT, ProAir, QVAR, RECOMBINATE, REFRESH TEARS, RESTASIS, SYMLIN, TYSABRI, Viracept, XYREM

  • Began his career at the BioGenesis Group/McCann Healthcare working on several blockbuster pharma launches.
  • Team member of the most successful biotech launch ever – Viracept for HIV.
  • A marketing strategist who elevates brands with programs fueled by marketing insights.
  • Provides strategy, service, and client service support – internally and externally – at SCOUT.
  • A true student of marketing who spends his free time digging deep into marketing ideology and strategy.

BRAVEST MOMENT:

Wrote a song on behalf of a friend for his bride. Played it at their wedding.

RAFFI UNLEASHED:

  • Competitive soccer player (with help from Bengay)
  • Pro musician on the San Diego club scene
  • Crazy about classic cars

Trigg Brekke
SVP, Director of Account Management, Healthcare

Trigg Brekke
SVP, Director of Account Management, Healthcare–San Diego


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KEY EXPERIENCE:

Elan Pharmaceuticals, Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a division of Johnson & Johnson), Lundbeck, Novalar, Tolmar

  • Began career on the client side of the pharmaceutical business with a focus on sales and marketing.
  • An expert at navigating the difficult regulatory environment of promoting pharmaceutical and healthcare products.
  • Recognized as a launch specialist – has launched a wide variety of different brands across three different disease states.
  • Works extensively in neurology and epilepsy, building relationships with global key opinion leaders.
  • Focuses every meeting on keeping the patient and caregiver top of mind.

BRAVEST MOMENT:

Fished for the same salmon as an Alaskan black bear. Kept the fish.

TRIGG UNLEASHED:

  • World’s best ad exec surfer from Georgia
  • Fly-fished 75 of the 100 best streams in the United States
  • College football mascot expert

Eric Cale
VP, Assoc. Director of Strategy

Eric Cale
VP, Assoc. Director of Strategy–Chicago


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KEY EXPERIENCE:

Extensive healthcare communications experience with a primary focus in epilepsy, neuromuscular disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease and erosive esophagitis, IBS-C/CIC/OIC, Crohn’s disease

  • Majority of career has been focused on developing award winning integrated brand experiences for diagnostic and pharmaceutical brands across stakeholder groups
  • Expert in leading the successful launch and re-launch of brands including market conditioning efforts, as well as in the facilitation of customer segmentation
  • Relentlessly focused on the ideas that deep insights should drive marketing strategy, and that success is measured by our ability to bring value to people’s lives
  • Passionate about building and managing great teams, and inspiring the future leaders of our industry

BRAVEST MOMENT:

  • Qualified for the Boston Marathon on my first attempt on a frigid October day

ERIC UNLEASHED:

  • Endurance sport enthusiast and avid cycling fan
  • Enjoy listening to and watching great music
  • Go Hoosiers!

Z Gillispie
VP, Director of
Creative Technology

Z Gillispie
VP, Director of
Creative Technology–Atlanta


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KEY EXPERIENCE:

Assurant, AT&T Wireless, AutoTrader.com, Bombardier, Disney, Equifax, GE, L’Oréal, The Home Depot, Manheim, Pleasant Holidays, Unilever

  • Passionate about pixels – 15-year veteran of exclusively digital development.
  • Successful in creating astute and engaging digital experiences.
  • Devoted to performing and teaching improv for over 15 years.

BRAVEST MOMENT:

Went on stage at Atlanta’s Piedmont Park in front of 3,000+ spectators and performed with an untrained dog.

Z. UNLEASHED:

  • Performs live improv (almost) every weekend
  • Tears through at least one sci-fi/fantasy novel a week
  • Hasn’t missed DragonCon in 13 years
  • Collects action figures (they’re not toys…totally different)

Lynda Meador
VP, Talent Management & Administration

Lynda Meador
VP, Talent Management & Administration–Atlanta


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KEY EXPERIENCE:

  • J Walter Thompson, Public Broadcasting Atlanta
  • Entrenched in Human Resources and Talent Management for 20 years in Atlanta
  • Passionate about helping people love their jobs
  • Especially proud of helping over 100 people find jobs in the advertising industry

BRAVEST MOMENT:

Moved to Atlanta, with $500 in her pocket, no job, by herself!

LYNDA UNLEASHED:

  • Proud Mom of two boys, always an adventure
  • Avid Wonder Woman fan
  • Recently found a love of cooking after years of avoiding it

Account Management

Sidney

Assistant Account Executive
Chicago
Jim

VP, Management Supervisor
Chicago
Lindsey

Account Supervisor
San Diego
Rachel

Account Executive
San Diego
Blythe

Senior Account Executive
San Diego
Angel

Senior Account Director
San Diego
Ari

VP, Digital Strategy and Innovation
New York
Janet

Senior Account Director
Chicago
Jennifer

Senior Account Supervisor
Chicago
Clark

Senior Account Executive
Chicago
Tara

Account Director
San Diego
Alison

Account Supervisor
Chicago
Bríd

Account Executive
Chicago
Julie

Account Executive
Chicago
Noura

Account Executive
San Diego
Scout

Account Executive
Chicago

Creative

Christopher

Assoc. Creative Director, Art
Chicago
Lucy

Assoc. Creative Director, Copy
Chicago
Mike

Creative Director, Copy
Chicago
Ubi

Creative Director, Copy
Chicago
Jon

Senior Copywriter
Chicago
Iko

Senior Art Director
Chicago
Brian

Senior Art Director
Chicago
John

Senior Art Director
San Diego
Christopher

Assoc. Creative Director, Copy
Chicago
Penny

Studio Manager, Art Director
Atlanta
Pete

Playtime Director
Victoria

Art Director
San Diego
Lawrence

Group Creative Director
Chicago
Becky

Production Artist
Chicago
Rick

Group Creative Director
Chicago
Jermien

Clinical Research Associate
Chicago
Kavitha

Senior Copywriter &
Clinical Research Associate
Chicago
Adam

Art Director
Chicago
Steve

Senior Digital Art Director
Atlanta

Digital/Social/Analytics

Troy

Senior Developer
Atlanta
Lee

Digital Producer
Chicago
Richard

Social Media Director
Chicago
Casey

Digital Strategist
Chicago
Michael

Associate Digital Strategist
Chicago
Danielle

Social Media Community Manager
Chicago
Jeff

Digital Strategist
Chicago

Project Management/Production/Editorial

Miriam

Managing Editor
San Diego
Cynthia

Program Manager
Atlanta
Jackie

Print Production Manager
Atlanta
Denise

Print Production Manager
Atlanta
Josie

Project Manager
Atlanta
Debi

Proofreader
Chicago
Jed

Senior Project Manager
Chicago
Wade

Project Manager
Chicago
Donna

Proofreader
Chicago
Erin

Project Manager
Chicago
Jamie

Associate Project Manager
Chicago
Colleen

Senior Project Manager
San Diego
Zoe

Associate Project Manager
San Diego

Finance/Admin/IT

Chad

Controller
Atlanta
Michael

CFO
Atlanta
Reginald

Staff Accountant
Atlanta
John

IT Support Manager
Atlanta
John

IT Administrator
Chicago
Randy

Senior Financial Analyst
Atlanta
Debbie

Executive Assistant
San Diego

Consumer - B2B Team

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