Industry Veteran Named to Business Development Role

New York, NY (August 10, 2015) – Lightspeed All Global announced that Marie Fortier has recently joined the organization as Director, Business Development. She will report to David Bilicic, Lightspeed’s Vice President, Business Development.

Responsible for the overall success of healthcare agency and pharmaceutical business initiatives, Fortier’s dynamic background will impact industry and channel development. She comes to Lightspeed All Global from ImpactRx, an AlphaImpactRx company. During her time with ImpactRx, she successfully managed numerous sales initiatives, as well as marketing and product development.

“Marie brings the experience and leadership required to power our growth and development, especially as we continue to improve our health care professional and patient panel offers in the Americas region,” stated Bilicic. “With her immense knowledge, she will make an immediate impact on Lightspeed All Global’s business, providing clients with excellent service while exploring new avenues of business.”

Previously, Fortier also held roles at IMS Health, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Nextran (div. Baxter International), Sterling Winthrop Pharmaceuticals, Molecular Design Limited and Becton Dickinson. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and her MBA from Rutgers Business School.

Lightspeed All Global provides healthcare professional and patient community solutions, utilizing a powerful healthcare panel. With a long heritage as an innovator in healthcare research, Lightspeed All Global offers high quality healthcare research services for top global research companies and agencies across Europe, North and South America and Asia-Pacific. Employing a combination of research methodologies – qualitative and quantitative, online and traditional, Lightspeed All Global’s reach expands to more than 450,000 general practitioners and specialists worldwide.

Headquartered in New York and London, Lightspeed All Global is a brand of the Lightspeed Group and part of Kantar, the data investment management arm of WPP, the world leader in marketing communication services. For more information, visit

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