ThinkGen appoints president

Bart Weiner has been named president of ThinkGen, a pharma market research and consulting firm. The previous president, Noah Pines, has been appointed CEO.

Celgene leader joins Bluebird Bio

Nicola Heffron has departed Celgene to lead Bluebird Bio’s European operations. She previously oversaw Celgene’s myeloid portfolio.

CardioFocus names CEO

Burke Barrett was promoted to CEO at medical device maker CardioFocus. He previously served as president and COO. Barrett has been with the company since 2002.

Dermavant Sciences hires commercial chief

Chris Chapman has joined Dermavant Sciences as chief commercial officer. Previously, Chapman was VP and GM for the U.S. prescription business at Galderma.

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 Carrie Gavit at