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, Business Development, Healthcare

Trigg Brekke
SVP, Business Development, 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

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

Eric Cale
VP, Assoc. Director of Account Management

Eric Cale
VP, Assoc. Director of Account Management–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

Ingrid

Group Account Director
San Diego
Kasi

Senior Account Supervisor
Chicago
Karina

Account Supervisor
Chicago
Sidney

Assistant Account Executive
Chicago
Jim

VP, Management Supervisor
Chicago
Lindsey

Account Supervisor
San Diego
Leah

Account Supervisor
San Diego
Darren

Account Supervisor
San Diego
Catherine

Senior Account Executive
Chicago
Ari

VP, NE Manager
New York
Clark

Senior Account Executive
Chicago
Hannah

Assistant Account Executive
San Diego
Alison

Account Supervisor
Chicago
Bríd

Account Executive
Chicago
Leif

Account Executive
Chicago
Samantha

Account Supervisor
Chicago
Ainsley

Account Supervisor
Chicago

Creative

Christopher

Assoc. Creative Director, Art
Chicago
Lucy

Assoc. Creative Director, Copy
Chicago
Mike

Creative Director, Copy
Chicago
Iko

Senior Art Director
Chicago
John

Senior Art Director
San Diego
Nicole

Art Director
Chicago
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
Veronika

Senior Copywriter
San Diego
Adolfo

Art Director
San Diego
Becky

Production Artist
Chicago
Cait

Copywriter
Chicago
Rick

Group Creative Director
Chicago
Jermien

Clinical Research Associate
Chicago
Kavitha

Senior Copywriter &
Clinical Research Associate
Chicago
Adam

Art Director
Chicago

Digital/Social/Analytics

Troy

Senior Developer
Atlanta
Lee

Digital Producer
Chicago
Richard

Social Media Director
Chicago
Casey

Digital Strategist
Chicago
Colin

Digital Producer
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
Jenny

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

Consumer - B2B Team

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