FCB Health New York hired Laura Mizrahi as executive creative director.

FCB Health New York managing director Kathleen Nanda announced the news of Mizrahi’s hire yesterday.

“I am very excited to have Laura on board as executive creative director,” Nanda said in a statement. “Her extensive experience in healthcare and distinguished creative leadership will make her a valuable asset to our team, and I am confident she will transition into her new role with ease.”

Mizrahi formerly led creative for the New York office of Razorfish Health as svp, executive creative director, where she led accounts across the immunology, neurology, anti-viral and rare disease sectors.

Mizrahi spent over a decade with Grey, rising to group creative director leading the agency’s healthcare accounts. While she has worked across a number of pharmaceutical brands, Mizrahi is best known for her work on Cialis, helping the brand rise from third to the top

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BOSTON and LONDON, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Signifier Medical Technologies (“Signifier”), an innovator in the sleep disordered breathing market, is pleased to announce the appointment of Travis Nieman as Managing Director International. Mr. Nieman joins the company from Stryker where he was Managing Director International & Global Reimbursement, Stryker Ear Nose & Throat. He will be responsible for the commercial development of eXciteOSA® in all markets outside the USA.

Mr. Nieman is a highly experienced commercial leader in healthcare with a proven track record in small and large organizations over more than 20 years. Prior to Stryker, he was a Director of International Marketing at Baxter and before that spent several years at Medtronic as Brand Manager Europe-Central Asia. Mr. Nieman began his career at The Coca-Cola Company.

Akhil Tripathi, CEO of Signifier commented: “We are very pleased to welcome Travis as the newest member

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Small businesses are big business for Ray Vargo and his staff. And they’ve become much bigger during the pandemic.

“Our mission is to be an economic development generator,” said the director of the University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center.

“We were consulting, one on one, with 600 to 700 businesses a year, but because of COVID-19, that number has basically doubled because of (the Paycheck Protection Program) and other things.”

SBDCs are funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration and states, to help entrepreneurs navigate all phases of development. Vargo and his consulting staff of 10 are embracing that duty.

They welcome the intensive workload, assisting businesses throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania with training, consultation, applications, loan searches, business plans and more. This is a severe time of need for old clients and potential new ones, and he wants owners and would-be owners to be aware Pitt’s SBDC offers myriad ways

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The Small Business Administration Sept. 22 announced that Ben Raju was named the district director of the administration’s Los Angeles District Office.

The announcement was made as the nation celebrated National Small Business Week, according to a news release.

The SBA’s Los Angeles District Office serves over 300,000 small businesses in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, with the largest lending portfolio in the nation.

As district director, Raju will continue LADO’s efforts to meet the needs of its vibrant small business community as they are faced with unprecedented challenges.

Raju is committed to LADO’s continued work with federal, state, county, city, and local partners to be the entrepreneurial community’s resiliency resource, the news release said.

Additionally, the Indian American will be directly responsible for the delivery of SBA programs and services to aspiring and existing small business owners, SBA lenders and partners, which include business advisory services, capital

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HOUSTON, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — WindCom (Wind Composite Services Group), a leading wind blade services company, announced that Josh Crayton has joined WindCom Services’ management team as the Director of Business Development. Josh will be responsible for continuing the company’s strong business growth as well as the development of innovative products and services for the industry.

WindCom’s CEO, Tim Hertel, says, “We are excited to have Josh join our already strong management team, his industry knowledge, experience, and leadership are a great addition and will be of great benefit to our company and its customers.”

His professional background includes fifteen years of experience working in the wind blade service business with both Rope Partner and UpWind Solutions.

“I’m thrilled to join the WindCom team in delivering the highest quality,

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FARGO, North Dakota, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — RxE2 announced today that Lori Doele has joined the company as its new director of business development.

Lori will be responsible for managing RxE2’s partnerships with pharmaceutical and medical device clinical study sponsors.

Following a successful 30-year career in banking, Lori ventured to the clinical research industry in 2011. Over the years she has worked in sales, project management and business development, including as the director of business development –West Coast office at Clinical Supplies Management (CSM), founded by Gerald Finken.

Ms. Doele said, “From my experience at CSM, I personally know the depth and possibilities of Gerald’s vision.  CSM is an example of how he built a multi-million business from an idea and changed the way drugs were packaged and delivered. Gerald’s current initiative to make clinical trials available to everyone, everywhere by

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Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, is pleased to announce that Justin J. Lee has joined the company as Managing Director of Business Banking. He will be responsible for broadening Bank of Southern California’s market presence by actively seeking new business opportunities throughout Orange County.

Mr. Lee is a proven leader and business professional, with more than 17 years of in-market industry experience covering business development and sales management. Prior to joining Bank of Southern California, he served as Senior Vice President, Small Business Banking Manager at Bank of America where he was responsible for the performance and management of a robust small business banking team covering Los Angeles and Orange County. Mr. Lee holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

“I am pleased to welcome Justin to Bank of

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Rotunda Rumblings

No thank you: Dr. Joan Duvwe, who backed out of the Ohio Department of Health director job last week, explained that she turned sour toward the opportunity when she learned of the harassment her predecessor, Dr. Amy Acton, experienced. The president of Ohio Right to Life, however, said Duvwe had no chance of getting confirmed by the Senate after knowledge became public that she worked for Planned Parenthood in the 1980s, Andrew Tobias and Laura Hancock report.

Unlimited apps: The Ohio Democratic Party got a legal victory on Friday, after a Franklin County judge ruled state officials must allow voters to apply for absentee ballots electronically, Tobias writes. Common Pleas Judge Stephen L. McIntosh, a Democrat, ruled state law only says a voter must fill out a form and deliver it, and doesn’t specify how it must be delivered. So, he ordered state elections officials to allow

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Home-grown FMCG company Emami Ltd has witnessed good traction in the personal care, and health and hygiene segments. In fact, the Kolkata-based company is hopeful of new categories making up for the slowdown in demand across discretionary items. According to Harsha V Agarwal, Director, Emami this will strengthen the health and hygiene portfolio including its Ayurvedic immunity boosting offerings.

In an interview to BusinessLine, he talks about the existing consumer trends, new launches, outlook for international markets, rural v/s urban, among others. Edited excerpts:

1. What has been the consumer trends during the unlocking months?

Month-on-month things are improving now, compared to what it was in April or May of this year.

In March and April, lockdown impacted sales. Since opening up, there’s been gradual improvement in many segments like healthcare– specifically in the immunity and Ayurveda space. Personal hygiene is another growing category. In fact, anything to do

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Despite all the challenges over the last six months, the IT industry in the state has managed to smoothly transition to work from home and is fulfilling all the commitment to their global customers apart from increasing the export growth of Tamil Nadu, a senior government official said on Saturday.

“I am very glad to inform you that we have shown Rs. 25,000 crore exports in the last 2 quarters of this financial year which is actually more than last year’s exports during these two quarters,” said. Sanjay Tyagi, Director, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI).

“So this is something which is phenomenal and the ICT have actually enabled the IT industry to operate from the home and the transition was very smooth,” he added.

He was delivering a special address at a virtual curtain raiser event for ‘CONNECT 2020’, the 19th edition of the premier annual conference and exhibition

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