Former Harrison and Star CEO Mario Muredda has decamped to Fishawack Health to become U.S. and global marketing president.

Muredda, based in New York, will report to chief commercial officer Gail Flockhart. Jas Hummel will continue as head of global marketing and chief sales and marketing officer.

Muredda’s hiring follows the arrival earlier this year of Elly Price, brought on as managing director of global marketing for Fishawack Health. The London-based Price, a veteran of Grey Healthcare Group, reports to Hummel. Muredda will work with teams across FH’s 20 locations spanning North America, Europe and Asia. 

“By further uniting our global and North American offerings, we can more effectively and efficiently deliver as an analytics-driven brand agency-of-record for our clients,” Flockhart said in a statement.

“I’m excited to become part of a company whose foundational belief is ‘better health happens when we connect,’” Muredda added in the statement. “Our teams are helping clients make important connections happen every day — with healthcare professionals, patients, caregivers and advocacy groups.”

Fishawack Health’s former U.S. marketing president, Dave Ormesher, left the organization last year

Muredda spent more than a decade at Harrison and Star, culminating in a five-year stint as CEO. Prior to joining H&S, Muredda held senior-level roles at AgencyRx and CDM.

Muredda joins at a time when FH is trying to enhance its omnichannel marketing offering for biopharma, medtech and wellness clients. To that end, the agency has been on a buy-and-build streak over the last few years.

It snapped up D.C.-based policy and market access shop Avalere Health last June, with help from principal investor Bridgepoint. That followed the acquisition of Policy Analysis, a health economics and outcomes research consultancy, and 2021 additions StoneArch and Closerlook. Carling, Dudnyk, 2e, Blue Latitude Health came into the Fishawack fold in 2019.

Fishawack’s North American presence grew from around 400 people at the end of 2020 to 676 a year later. That coincided with a revenue increase of 45% to $139.4 million in 2021, from the previous year’s $96.1 million, according to the 2022 MM+M Agency 100.

This story has been updated.