|[January 15, 2013]
John Swanson Joins Proactive Worldwide as Chief Operating Officer
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. --(Business Wire)--
Proactive Worldwide, Inc. (PWW), a leading provider of customized
business intelligence research and consulting services, is pleased to
announce that John Swanson has joined the company as Chief Operating
Mr. Swanson has been designing and implementing growth strategies in
management consulting, corporate development and global marketing for
over 20 years. His professional experience includes directing all phases
of M&A transactions valued at up to $32 billion, leading
cross-functional commercial and technology integration programs, and
planning global new product launches.
He joins Proactive from Deloitte (News - Alert) Consulting. Mr. Swanson's broad, deep
industry sector experience includes pharmaceuticals, medical devices and
technologies, health plans, financial services, and consumer products.
He previously led successful growth strategies in executive leadership
roles at Hollister Incorporated as Vice President, Global Business
evelopment; at Accenture (News - Alert) as Senior Manager, CRM Strategy; and at GE
Healthcare as a Business Systems Manager.
David J. Kalinowski, Proactive Worldwide's President, shared that "We're
thrilled that John has joined Proactive and anticipate that he will have
a significant impact on our firm's continued global growth. His
management consulting experience, in particular, is certain to help
Proactive add strategic value for our clients." Proactive Worldwide's
CEO, Gary D. Maag, noted, "As COO, John's corporate and management
consulting experience will bring a new and dynamic dimension to
Proactive and our client services."
Mr. Swanson holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the
University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, with a major in
Finance and Competitive Strategy.
About Proactive Worldwide, Inc.
With corporate headquarters just outside Chicago and offices in Shanghai
and Rome, Proactive Worldwide, Inc. specializes in customized decision
support and competitive intelligence consulting for U.S. and
multinational clients. The company is in the business of obtaining
primary data, analyzing it, and identifying relevant strategic and
tactical steps that clients can take to stay Out in Front® of
the competition in developed countries and emerging markets. Its
multi-lingual staff has been providing CI services for almost 20 years
in life sciences/healthcare, financial services, technology and
telecommunications, and consumer and industrial goods. For more
information, please contact 847-483-9300 and visit www.proactiveworldwide.com.
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