Eversana hired Ryan Sparks as its new chief information officer, the company announced this week.

Sparks brings a 25-year background in business, technology, data strategy, finance and product management. He joins from The Headstrong Project, where he most recently served as interim CEO.

At Eversana, Sparks will oversee IT operations across the company’s 25 locations and 650 pharma clients around the world. He’ll report to Eversana chief operating officer Sy Pretorius.

“As we continue to evolve our business model to meet the growing needs of clients and the patients they serve, it is vital that we have leaders that understand how to effectively activate technology innovation for today, tomorrow and years to come,” Eversana CEO Jim Lang said in a statement. “Ryan’s background in business and leadership roles and his deep understanding of technology makes him the right person to strengthen and expand an already powerful information technology team.”

Before The Headstrong Project, Sparks was chief information officer at Lennar, a home construction company. He also served as managing director, head of transformation and international expansion, merchant services at JPMorgan Chase & Co. 

Other past roles include chief operating officer at Rowan Technology and executive and operations officer at the U.S. Marine Corps.

He posted about the news on his LinkedIn, thanking both Pretorius and Lang “for the opportunity to contribute to a great mission and culture.”

The Sparks hire comes shortly after Eversana launched a new omnichannel product, Orchestrate, which uses AI and machine learning to coordinate various aspects of drug commercialization, with the goal of boosting sales and patient outcomes.

“It makes it easy for marketers, in one location, to be able to see what’s going on and then take action on their marketing plan,” Frank Capan, CEO of Eversana InTouch and Eversana’s chief innovation officer, told MM+M at the time.

Eversana, which combined with InTouch Solutions in December 2021 to make up Eversana InTouch, saw revenue rise 20% to $390 million between 2021 and 2022, according to MM+M Agency 100. The company also added 205 employees during that year, seeing its headcount increase to 1,875 by the end of 2022.