Havas Lynx Group appoints co-creative chiefs

Jon Chapman and Paul Kinsella have been promoted from executive creative directors to chief creative officers for Havas Lynx. Chapman has been at Havas Lynx for nine years and Kinsella for five years.

HyperPointe appoints CEO

HyperPointe has tapped healthcare marketing and media veteran Ezra Ernst as its new CEO. Ernst arrives from Physician’s Weekly where, as CEO, he led the organization’s point-of-care marketing efforts. Prior to his Physician’s Weekly tenure, he served as chief commercial officer of Treato and general manager of Medscape. HyperPointe recently became agency of record for XpresCheck, a company that provides COVID-19 screening in U.S. airports.

Conran Design Group names managing director

Christina Falzano has joined pharma design and branding agency Conran Design Group as U.S. managing director. Previously, she was COO at brand consultancy Wolff Olins.

Merge names chief digital officer

Saurab Bhargava has been appointed Merge’s first chief digital officer. Previously, he held digital leadership roles at DLB Growth Strategies and TechCXO.

Mymee‌ appoints commercial chief

Melinda Decker has joined as digital health company Mymee as chief commercial officer. She has been an advisor to the company since 2019, and her new appointment will accelerate commercialization of Mymee’s digital care program.

MedSign names advisory board member

Telehealth company MedSign has appointed John Kastanis to its advisory board. Kastanis is currently a principal consultant at JNK Consulting and was previously president and CEO of University Hospital, Newark, NJ.

Nascent Biotech appoints COVID-19 medical consultant

Dr. Navpaul Singh has been appointed chief medical consultant in charge of the company’s research in infectious disease including COVID-19.

The Escalator is a weekly roundup of notable people moves in the pharmaceutical and healthcare marketing industries. For submissions, email Carrie Gavit at carrie.gavit@haymarketmedia.com.