Baris has a diverse background as an entrepreneur as well as a marketing executive over 15 years of experience in senior roles at Pfizer, Pitstop and generic pharmaceutical companies across almost every therapeutic area.
He is deeply engaged in brand communications, strategic planning, digital marketing, web design and film production. Since his childhood he has been asking a single question, “what if?” and seeks to find better answers to whatever he encounters each and every day. He loves swimming in the ocean, playing classical guitar and flamenco, capturing black and white scenes in photography, doing yoga and learning new languages.
Baris has received several RX Club Awards and holds an MBA degree from Kellogg at Northwestern University.
Having worked more than 20 years in executive communications for top Fortune companies (Boeing, ADM, Northern Trust and Tribune Company), Katherine specializes in developing and executing external and internal global communications strategies for CEOs and senior management that advance business goals and drive change, while positively positioning businesses and brands in global markets and to diverse audiences.
She also has worked at Deloitte developing competitive business strategies for multimillion-dollar pursuits to win or retain audit clients in various industries. Katherine is a faculty member of the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
Katherine holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She also holds a master’s degree in writing from DePaul University and a bachelor’s degree in French from Illinois Wesleyan University.
Hande has 15 years of experience in pharmaceutical marketing and communications working in various roles at Pfizer.
Hande’s experience includes developing business plans and launch campaigns, leading operational teams, optimizing the effectiveness of marketing operations, developing marketing campaigns customized for key audiences and leading new business development efforts to achieve multi-million-dollar revenue.
Background overseeing public affairs, reputation management, communications and media relations. Hande is also a photographer specializing in portraiture and street photography.
A driven and effective communications professional with a background focused on core PR skills: Account, team, budget management, strategic tactical planning, media (traditional and social) and advocacy group relations, campaign and message development as well as product and data launches.
Client experience ranges from consumer health to food/beverage and B2B. Past clients include McDonald's, GlaxoSmithKline, Syngenta, Genentech and Pfizer among other top tier brands.