BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., June 15 Access Communications, LLC (Access) has named David P. Gagliano the company's president and chief executive officer (CEO). Since mid-2009, Access was under the leadership of a group of managing partners, a role in which Gagliano served in addition to his responsibilities as chief financial officer (CFO).
"I am humbled and honored to be named president and CEO of Access," said Gagliano. "Having been this agency's first and only CFO for the past 10 years has enabled me to be a part of its remarkable growth. This has given me invaluable insight into all aspects of what is necessary to successfully lead a company in the health care marketing industry.
"The quality and drive that I have witnessed in our people, especially in our management team, is both impressive and inspiring," added Gagliano. "Access has built a solid management core of professionals with a reservoir of knowledge that is second to none. They will direct this agency in meeting and exceeding the client challenges that lie ahead in today's ever-changing health care environment."
Gagliano was instrumental in growing Access from a small agency to a full-service network that currently employees more than 115 health care communications, product marketing, and medical education professionals in 4 offices nationwide. Before becoming president and CEO of Access, Gagliano was the agency's CFO since 2000. He was responsible for developing and leading all Access infrastructure services to support business development activities, including operations, human resources, finance, contracting, and information technology services. In 2006, Gagliano led the public auction process of Access with investment bankers and private equity sponsors, resulting in the successful recapitalization of the agency the following year, enabling Access with greater resources to achieve its longer-term growth objectives.
Prior to joining Access, Gagliano spent 11 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). During his tenure at PwC, Gagliano developed a wide breadth of experience in mergers and acquisitions, audit, and consulting services, including sales force automation and customer relationship management across numerous sectors, with specialization in the pharmaceutical and financial services industry. His expertise includes formulating, negotiating, structuring, and coordinating cross line of service and international affiliate involvement, as well as advising clients on high profile transactions including public offerings, exchange offerings, and merger and acquisition services.
Gagliano holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration and finance from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. He became a certified public accountant in 1991, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants.
"Access has excelled at adapting to the constantly changing economic and regulatory environment that pervades this industry," said Gagliano. "We have the right intellectual capital to deliver innovative strategic counseling, especially in the managed markets space. Gaining profitable product formulary access in a payer-driven environment can be very difficult--but it is only half the challenge. Access takes our strategic counsel to the next level by leveraging that access to generate commercial success.
"The future of Access will include expanded service offerings to solve the unique and differentiated challenges that our clients face early in a product's life cycle," emphasized Gagliano. "Our client relationships are based on strategic partnerships that go beyond merely selling a service. It is this consulting model that differentiates Access and will result in continued agency growth."
About Access Communications, LLC
Access Communications, LLC, (Access) is a premier strategic health care communications agency network comprised of 5 distinct organizations--Access Communications, Fusion Medical Communications, MedAccess, StrataMed, and Catalyst. We employ more than 115 health care marketing specialists and a senior leadership team that brings more than 200 collective years of experience in managed markets, medical education, and brand promotional consulting. With our emphasis in managed markets, building partnerships and driving results for our client partners with key payer and purchaser decision-makers are areas that set Access apart from other managed markets agencies. We are committed to bringing our clients results that matter, whether they are measured by improved access, increased market share, or enhanced business relationships with target payer and purchaser stakeholders.
Access is headquartered in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, with offices in New York City, Chicago, and San Diego. To learn more about our agency network, please contact David Gagliano at (908) 508-6700, or visit our Web site at www.acinj.com.
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