More than 250 attendees joined us at 230 FIFTH, the largest outdoor Rooftop Garden in NYC, to rub elbows with this year’s ELITE 100. The celebration, sponsored by Calcium, CoverMyMeds, Outcome Health, and D+R Lathian, provided the opportunity for attendees to converse with our industry’s cream of the crop. Not only did that include our Uber ELITE winner, Dr. Nina Tandon of EpiBone—who also delivered a fascinating keynote address about the future of living medical devices—but many others who have helped, or are currently helping, to revolutionize the industry. This was no doubt the industry’s hottest party of the year—and we don’t just mean the temperature. Everyone enjoyed good cocktails, delicious food, a fantastic view, and great conversations.
ELITE winners David Schoonmaker and Reide Rosen, partners at D+R LATHIAN. Calcium came out in full force to support their CEO and Managing Partner being named ELITE. Calcium again comes together to honor their two winners, Judy Capano, Managing Partner/Chief Strategy Officer (center, white dress) and Steven Michaelson, Founder/CEO (front row, center). Katrina Sergeev of Aqua Pharmaceuticals (right) with her guest Al Gary. CoverMyMeds shows off double the Erica Conroy, an ELITE Disrupter, as she poses with her winner profile. 2016 ELITE Mentor Sander Flaum of Flaum Navigators (right) congratulates Kim Johnson of PALIO (left) who won previously in 2015 and was part of one of the 2017 ELITE Marketing Teams. inVentiv Health also had its fair share of winners, including Rowena Kam-Bergman (center) and Danielle Bedard (right Josh Lobs and Kaitlyn Barfield from CoverMyMeds, one of the night’s sponsors. Courtney Parsons, Serena Faria, and Christina Bona from Cambridge BioMarketing, which was a part of one of the 2017 ELITE Marketing Teams. Dave Johnson of Outcome Health, Laura DiBenedetto of Acorda Therapeutics, and Vik Agadi of Outcome Health. Sarah Dobson of Novo Nordisk Inc. (center) proudly displays her ELITE Leader of the Future trophy. Jennifer Barrett of AXON Communications (left) with ELITE Strategist Victoria Russo of Sunovion Pharmaceuticals. Members of the 2017 ELITE Marketing Team from PALIO celebrate their win. Ryan Alovis and Adam Wertheimer of InTouchMD. Nicole Hyland and Tamra Micco of natrel. ELITE Disrupter Angelo Campano of Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide, part of WPP Health & Wellness. M360 Editorial Board member Andrew Watson clearly having a good time. Kerry Davis and Alina Verdiyev of PALIO, which was part of a 2017 ELITE Marketing Team. ELITE Talent Acquisition Leader Deb Stevens (left) celebrates with former ELITE Mentor Sander Flaum. 2015 ELITE Data Miner Asaf Evenhaim of Crossix (left) with 2017 ELITE Disrupter Chris Humphreys of Intouch Solutions. ELITE Creative Director Michael Austin of PALIO (center) with colleagues Kim Johnson and Matthew Howes. ELITE Data Miner Jane Urban of Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. with Nathan Bliss of Ketchum. Kelly Thomas of Celgene, which was part of one of the 2017 ELITE Marketing Teams. Carolyn Morgan of precisioneffect with Kelly Wilder of Precision for Value. The ELITE Marketing Team from Stallergenes Greer raise their glasses with agency ghg summit, who were also there to honor their own winner—EVP, Managing Partner, Greg Lewis (hands raised). Tierney Saccavino with ELITE PR Guru Gail Cohen, both with Acorda Therapeutics. ELITE Data Miner Iyiola Obayomi (right) of Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide, part of WPP Health & Wellness, with colleague Danielle Adler. Anna Stashower congratulates Steven Michaelson and Judy Capano of Calcium on their well-deserved win. Anna Stashower (center) and Jay Carter of AbelsonTaylor (left) with ELITE Mentor Jeff Berg (center) of AbelsonTaylor. Anna Stashower, CEO and Publisher of PM360, welcomed the crowd. 230 FIFTH’s Rooftop Garden provided a spectacular view of NYC’s skyline. Even the indoor bar at 230 FIFTH provided a great view of the Empire State Building. Of course, the fun didn’t truly begin until after the guests checked-in. Evan T. Edwards and Eric S. Edwards were named ELITE Entrepreneurs for co-founding kaléo. D+R LATHIAN were not only sponsors—the company’s founders were also recognized for their achievements. Virgo Health must be doing something right—their company had two winners: Susan Cuozzo, Executive Director and George Pearson, Account Director, Creative and Design PALIO had a lot to celebrate as Michael Austin (center, blue suit) was named as an individual winner and their company was recognized, along with Celgene, as one of the ELITE Marketing Teams. The groups from ghg summit and ELITE Marketing Team Stallergenes Greer enjoy some cocktails. 2017 ELITE Transformational Leader Timmy Garde of LevLane (left) with former ELITE Mentor Sander Flaum (right). ELITE Transformational Leader Danielle Bedard of inVentiv Health with Kim Johnson of PALIO. In addition to the Rooftop Garden, 230 FIFTH also had a fabulous—and air conditioned—in-door space. 2017 ELITE Mentor Emil C. Andrusko (left) with 2016 ELITE Entrepreneur Thad L. Bench, Sr. (right), both from Benchworks. inVentiv Health celebrates two of the night’s winners, Rowena Kam-Bergman (center, red dress) and Danielle Bedard (center, black dress). Members of the 2017 ELITE Marketing Team from PALIO and Celgene. 2017 ELITE Transformational Leader Steve Andrzejewski of Spiritus Pharmaeuticals (left) with Sander Flaum. Lorna Weir of Elevate Healthcare (second from the right) and Timmy Garde of LevLane (far right), both ELITE Transformational Leaders, take the time to celebrate together. Finn Partners was well represented to honor ELITE Transformational Leader Kristie Kuhl (center, blue dress). Uber ELITE winner Dr. Nina Tandon, CEO and Co-founder of EpiBone talked about the future of medical devices. Uber ELITE winner Dr. Nina Tandon, CEO and Co-founder of EpiBone, delivered an inspiring keynote address. The team from PatientPoint takes a seat in one of the several sponsored lounge areas to enjoy their drinks. ELITE winners Josh John of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals (far left) and Mike Marett of Confideo, LLC, celebrate with their spouses. Winners were easily identified by their red ELITE winner pins worn on their name badges or their lapels. Yan Fossat of Klick Health (facing camera) opted to do so in style. As the sun set, the view of NYC became even more beautiful. The ELITE Marketing Team from Stallergenes Greer and their friends from ghg summit take their celebration outside to enjoy the view of the Empire State Building. Christina Bona, Courtney Parsons and Serena Faria from Cambridge BioMarketing take in the sights from 230 FIFTH’s Rooftop Garden. Attendees were willing to brave the heat to enjoy 230 FIFTH’s Rooftop Garden and a cool view of NYC. ELITE Strategist Kendra Fanara of Johnson & Johnson (second from right) with her friends from Victory Healthcare Communications.