Health Union hires Ridgway

Health Union has hired Jake Ridgway as VP of people, leading a team that manages human resources. He previously worked at audience measurement firm Comscore and staffing company Randstad.

Liquidia named Katz CFO

Late-stage clinical biopharmaceutical company Liquidia Technologies appointed Dr. Richard Katz as CFO. Previously, he was CFO at Argos Therapeutics. Katz has also worked at Viamet Pharmaceuticals and Icagen Inc.

Xencor makes Grunstein VP, business development

Clinical stage biopharmaceutical company Xencor has appointed Dr. Jeremy Grunstein as VP of business development. He joined the company from Amgen, where he worked in business development positions, most recently as executive director of transactions.

Teva hires Hurst

Teva Pharmaceuticals has named Susan Hurst as senior procurement manager for marketing and sales. Previously, she was U.S. divisional category manager at Novartis.

Client-side people moves courtesy of MM&M sister brand The PMD.

The Escalator is a weekly roundup of notable people moves in the pharmaceutical and healthcare marketing industries. For submissions, email Frank Washkuch at [email protected].