Charlie Hunt has joined investment bank DeSilva & Phillips as managing director of its healthcare and medical media group. For the last seven years, this group has been led by managing director Pres Williams, who will take a less active role as a senior advisor, according to a statement issued by the firm this week.
Working with Williams, Desilva & Phillips had an unparalleled record of 24 transactions with publications and publishers, continuing medical education companies and market research companies.
Hunt was formerly president of PERQ/HCI Research, the healthcare research division of VNU. He earned the title after serving as general manager of VNU's PERQ Research and its Interactive Market Systems. Hunt also was publisher of Physicians' Travel & Meeting Guide magazine at Cahners Medical Publishing, group publisher at PW Communications, and a publisher at the Medical Economics Company. He is a graduate of Cornell University, and entered the pharmaceutical marketing world as a detail sales representative at Warner Lambert, where he rose to become division manager, sales for the general diagnostic division.