David Ormesher, closerlook Founder and CEO, Named for Second Year to PharmaVOICE 100

Aug 09, 2011, 10:24 ET from closerlook, inc.

CHICAGO, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing his optimism and visionary leadership, the editors of PharmaVOICE magazine have named David Ormesher, founder and CEO of strategic marketing firm closerlook, inc., one of the 100 most inspiring people in the life sciences industry for 2011. This marks the second consecutive year that the Chicago-based entrepreneur and philanthropist has been included in the prestigious "PharmaVOICE 100."  

The honor was announced in the July-August issue of the magazine, which annually pays tribute to top leaders in all areas of the life sciences. Drawing from thousands of nominations submitted by readers, the PharmaVOICE editors selected this year's honorees based on their contributions to corporate leadership, innovation and roles in driving positive change.

"The cup is always half full for Dave Ormesher," the editors write, describing his optimism and outside-in thinking as hallmarks of Ormesher's approach to healthcare marketing. "He is looking at innovative ways to combine data, technology, behavioral science, digital content, and integrated marketing to help pharmaceutical brands transform the way they communicate with physicians and patients," the editors write.

They also credit Ormesher with being at the forefront of creativity in healthcare marketing and note that he is a laser-focused researcher, with the intellectual horsepower to convert raw data into valuable marketing intelligence. Discussing his leadership style, the editors describe Ormesher as a charismatic team builder who motivates through encouragement rather than intimidation ("Life Lesson: Great leaders don't scream, they seduce").  

On the personal front, the PharmaVOICE editors reveal that Ormesher is a dedicated philanthropist who uses his business expertise to make a difference in communities struggling against poverty. In 2007, he co-founded Global Relief and Development Partners (GRDP) to help entrepreneurs in Rwanda improve social and financial security in their country by developing the skills to run successful businesses. Ormesher travels to Rwanda four times a year to personally coach 50 entrepreneurs committed to growth and leadership.  

Closer to home, he leads the board of directors of i.c. stars, a Chicago nonprofit that provides business, leadership and technology training for urban adults. He is also president of the Guild Board of Directors of the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

"Being named to the PharmaVOICE 100 is a tremendous honor, and I thank all those whose vision and ground-breaking work provide the foundation for my own contributions," Ormesher said. "I hope that PharmaVOICE magazine's focus on leadership will encourage more executives in the life sciences to take risks and embrace change with confidence and optimism."

Click www.closerlook.com for full details on Ormesher's selection to the 2011 PharmaVOICE 100. Follow him on Twitter: @ormshr.

About closerlook, inc.

Located in Chicago, closerlook, inc. is a strategic digital marketing agency specializing in healthcare. The company is a recognized leader in developing innovative relationship-marketing solutions that help pharmaceutical brands build and maintain relationships with healthcare providers. The company was founded in 1987 by CEO David Ormesher.

For more information about closerlook, contact Liz Mitchell, marketing manager, at (312) 640-3724, emitchell@closerlook.com.


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