Cardinal Health announced the hiring of Mark Blake to EVP of strategy and corporate development, effective October 19, 2009. Blake will be responsible for company-wide strategic planning and business development, and will report to George Barrett, chairman and CEO. Blake was previously VP, business development at Medco Health Solutions.
Kendle, a full-service clinical research organization, announced the appointment of John Needham to executive director and global head, patient enrollment strategy. Needham, formerly a co-chair of the Drug Information Association, will report to Melanie Bruno, VP, regulatory, site and medical affairs.