Neon appoints group creative director

Sebastian Mallarino has joined FCB Health Network firm Neon as group creative director. Mallarino previously spent more than 11 years at Grey, where he served as creative vice president of Grey Colombia.

Acadia Pharmaceuticals appoints chief business officer

Mark Schneyer has joined Acadia in the newly created role of SVP, business development and chief business officer. Previously, Schneyer was VP business development for Pfizer’s Upjohn division.

Oberland names two partners

Davianne Harris and Dhruv Nanda have been named the first partners at purpose-driven firm Oberland. Harris has been with Oberland for about a year as head of strategy and previously worked at JWT. Nanda is creative director at the agency.

CheckedUp adds two to sponsorship team

David Kevoian has joined patient education platform CheckedUp as VP of sponsorship sales. Molly Phillips also joined the company as director of sponsorship sales.

Amunix names regulatory, quality SVP

Anne Keane has been appointed SVP of regulatory and quality at Amunix, a cancer-focused biopharma. Keane previously held regulatory positions at Lyell, Achaogen, Genentech, Merck KGaA, Jazz and Arginox Pharmaceuticals.

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