Healthcasts Media hires sales, operations head

Sneha Vats was named head of sales and operations at HCP marketing and comms firm Healthcasts Media. Vats previously held roles at Centron and MNG Health.

Moon Rabbit names executive creative director

Arvid Lithander has joined the firm as managing partner and executive creative director. Lithander previously founded Singapore-based creative firm Bakheda Co. He also worked in creative leadership roles at 72andSunny and Saatchi & Saatchi.

Moderna names CFO

David Meline has joined Moderna as chief financial officer. Previously, Meline was CFO at Amgen and has also worked at 3M and General Motors.

Blackstone Group hires former FDA commissioner

Mark McClellan has joined Blackstone Group as a senior adviser. McClennan served as the Food and Drug Administration commissioner from 2002 to 2004 and as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services from 2004 through 2006.

Cerner appoints technology chief

Health tech company Cerner has hired Jerome Labat as chief technology officer. Labat previously held leadership positions at HPE Software, Oracle and Micro Focus International.

PROI Worldwide appoints global managing director

Jeff Altheide has joined international agency partnership organization PROI Worldwide as global managing director. Previously, Altheide was COO at G&S Business Communications, where he spent 39 years.

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