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

Allen Stegall
Executive Director of Strategy, Principal

Allen Stegall
Executive Director of Strategy, Principal–Washington, DC


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KEY EXPERIENCE:

Aredia, Azmacort, BYETTA, Caelyx, Carbatrol, Cefobid, Cefotan, Gelclair, Glucotrol, Novantrone, ONFI, ProAir HFA, Proleukin, QVAR, Rituxan, Sabril, Slo-Bid, SYMLIN, Unasyn, Viracept

  • Started industry career as a sales rep for Roerig-Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (ranked #1 nationally for two consecutive years), then joined the NYC-based marketing team.
  • Thrives in a setting where he helps clients find powerful answers to marketing challenges.
  • Strategic lead for healthcare clients, keeping our brand teams – agency and client – focused on a few crucial things that must be done well in order to succeed.
  • Served as agency lead on landmark biotech launches including Rituxan (non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma) and Viracept for HIV.
  • Extremely experienced on epilepsy, oncology, respiratory, diabetes, and anti-infective brands.

BRAVEST MOMENT:

Came home with a pup that hadn’t been preapproved.

ALLEN UNLEASHED:

  • Determined guitarist
  • Ambivalent golfer
  • Luckiest fisherman alive

Bob Costanza
Chief Creative Officer, Principal

Bob Costanza
Chief Creative Officer, Principal–Atlanta


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KEY EXPERIENCE:

Applebee’s, Armani, Bazooka Bubble Gum, Canon, Cartoon Network, Gannett, Hard Rock Cafe, Hartmann, Invista, Life Savers, Marriott, MCI, Milk-Bone, NBA, Oreo, Partnership for a Drug Free America, Pantene, PGA Tour, Phillips Broadband, Prego, Snackwell’s, TBS, TNT, WorldTravel/BTI

  • 18 years as Vice President/Creative Director with two of the world’s largest marketing firms: FCB New York and Grey Global.
  • Launched or relaunched over 125 national brands for Campbell’s, Colgate, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Nabisco, and Procter & Gamble.
  • Strong relationships with world-class directors, editors, special effects houses, composers, artists, and digital talent.
  • Creatively managed record-breaking launches for Snackwell’s and Oreo Minis.

BRAVEST MOMENT:

Trading an Apple for a Peach.

BOB UNLEASHED:

  • CrossFit fanatic
  • Always willing to give a mulligan (on or off the course)
  • Turns old junk into modern funk

Trigg Brekke
SVP, Director of Client Services, Healthcare

Trigg Brekke
SVP, Director of Client Services, 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

Z Gillispie
VP, Digital
Creative Director

Z Gillispie
VP, Digital
Creative Director–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)

Michelle Tucker
VP, Managing Creative Director

Michelle Tucker
VP, Managing Creative Director–Chicago


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KEY EXPERIENCE:

Ragu Pasta Sauce, Similac Baby Formula, DISH Network, Allegra, Stelara, Prezista, Prezcobix, Jim Beam, Visa, Texas Children’s Hospital, American Century Investments

  • Copywriter by trade who favors the Oxford Comma
  • Launched Stelara DTC campaign, resulting in 300% increase in brand awareness in six months, plus multiple awards including Rx Club Gold and DTC National Gold, Silver and Bronze

  • Multi-channel approach includes a a smart mix of digital, content, CRM, promotions, broadcast and more to ignite behavioral change

  • Responsible for championing great ideas with a magical blend of insightful strategy, boundless creativity and thoughtful leadership

BRAVEST MOMENT:

My bravest moment is yet to come. But I was pretty brave when I took a 30-foot cliff jump into The Blue Hole in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

MICHELLE UNLEASHED:

  • Side hustle: Adjunct professor in the School of Communication at Loyola University Chicago
  • Practicing Yogi: A well-executed Crow Pose (bakasana) can change your life!
  • Travel junkie: A favorite quote: “Traveling leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

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

Eric Cale
VP, Management Supervisor

Eric Cale
VP, Management Supervisor–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!

Account Management

Serena

Account Supervisor
Chicago
Ingrid

Group Account Director
San Diego
Kasi

Senior Account Supervisor
Chicago
Vanessa

Senior Account Supervisor
Chicago
Meagan

Senior Account Executive
Chicago
Nathan

Senior Account Executive
San Diego
Jim

VP, Management Supervisor
Chicago
Jane

Account Director
San Diego
Lindsey

Account Supervisor
San Diego
Leah

Account Supervisor
San Diego
Darren

Account Supervisor
San Diego
Andrea

Account Director
Chicago
Allyson

Account Executive
Chicago
Catherine

Account Executive
Chicago
Clark

Account Executive
Chicago
Alison

Account Supervisor
Chicago
Stacy

Group Account Director
Chicago
Michelle

Senior Account Executive
San Diego
Blythe

Assistant Account Executive
Chicago
Ainsley

Account Supervisor
Chicago

Creative

Christopher

Assoc. Creative Director, Art
Chicago
Kevin

Assoc. Creative Director, Copy
San Diego
Lucy

Assoc. Creative Director, Copy
Chicago
Sandra

Creative Director, Art
San Diego
Mike

Creative Director, Copy
Chicago
John

Senior Art Director
San Diego
Nicole

Art Director
Chicago
Christopher

Assoc. Creative Director, Copy
Chicago
Chris

Copywriter
Chicago
Penny

Studio Manager, Art Director
Atlanta
Pete

Playtime Director
Victoria

Art Director
Chicago
Lawrence

Group Creative Director
Chicago
Veronika

Senior Copywriter
Chicago
Becky

Production Artist
Chicago
Cait

Junior Copywriter
Chicago
Valerie

Clinical Research Associate
Chicago
Kavitha

Senior Copywriter
Chicago
Maddie

Copywriter
Chicago
Adam

Art Director
Chicago

Digital/Social/Analytics

Troy

Senior Developer
Atlanta
Samantha

Digital Strategist
Atlanta
Scot

Director of User Experience (UX)
Chicago
Eric

Developer
Atlanta
Lee

Digital Producer
Chicago
Ross

Developer
Atlanta
Resa

Director of Digital Production
Chicago
Terrence

Social Media Strategist
Chicago
Suzanne

Senior Analyst
Chicago
Colin

Digital Producer
Chicago
John

UX Designer
Chicago

Project Management/Production/Editorial

Miriam

Managing Editor
San Diego
Cynthia

Senior Project Manager
Atlanta
Jackie

Print Production Manager
Atlanta
Denise

Print Production Manager
Atlanta
Josie

Project Manager
Atlanta
Debi

Proofreader
Chicago
Patti

Project Manager
San Diego
Jed

Senior Project Manager
Chicago

Finance/Admin/IT

Jamie

Office Manager
Chicago
Chad

Controller
Atlanta
Michael

CFO
Atlanta
Reginald

Staff Accountant
Atlanta
John

IT Support Manager
Atlanta
John

IT Administrator
Chicago
Randy

Senior Financial Analyst
Atlanta

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