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Michael Parks

Founding Strategic Advisor

Michael Parks is a seasoned communications professional with more than 15 years of pharmaceutical experience.  He has extensive corporate communications and public relations experience, including corporate branding and reputation management, integrated marketing communications, business development communications, issues management and organization communications. Michael was also recently the Executive Producer of the groundbreaking documentary, INNERSTATE, a film that chronicled the devastating impact of chronic disease and the promise of innovation. This documentary was a first for the pharmaceutical industry and just part of Michael’s broad portfolio of innovative approaches to effectively communicating complex issues to a wide variety of audiences.

Michael is currently the President of Pitch360 Incorporated, a strategic publicity and public relations consultancy that specializes in the needs of small pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and nanotechnology companies. Prior to founding Pitch360 in 2008, Michael was the Vice President of Corporate Communications at Centocor Inc., an operating company of Johnson & Johnson. In this role, he acted as the company’s Chief Communications Officer with responsibility for the protection and enhancement of companys image and products from a commercial, research & development, and manufacturing perspective. Prior to that, Michael held executive positions at companies like Pharmacia Corporation, Searle Pharmaceuticals, and Monsanto and led numerous efforts related to the global launch of several blockbuster products.