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Research and Advisory Services Partners

Research and Advisory Services is comprised of executives from leading organizations in the pharmaceutical, biotech, health care, financial services, consumer and industrial products manufacturing and other industries. This elite group of companies turns to us for primary research and decision-support resources. See below for a select list of Research and Advisory Services Partner Titles


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Altria Client Services

Altria Group is the parent company of Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, John Middleton, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and Philip Morris Capital Corporation and in addition, Altria Group, Inc. holds a continuing economic and voting interest in SABMiller. As the parent company, Altria Group owns and develops financially disciplined businesses that are leaders in responsibly providing adult tobacco consumers with superior branded products.


AstraZeneca is a world leading pharmaceutical company with a world-class biologics capability. Backed by strong science and wide-ranging commercial skills, we are committed to sustainable development of our business and the delivery of a flow of new medicines that make a difference in the lives of patients and create value for our shareholders and society. We focus our resources on six therapy areas where we believe our skills and resources can make the most difference. These areas include some of the world's most serious illnesses and together represent a major worldwide burden of disease: cancer, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, infection, neuroscience and respiratory & inflammation.

Bausch & Lomb

Bausch & Lomb is the eye health company, dedicated to perfecting vision and enhancing life for consumers around the world. Its core businesses include soft and rigid gas permeable contact lenses and lens care products, and ophthalmic surgical and pharmaceutical products.

Bayer Healthcare

Bayer HealthCare is among the world’s foremost innovators in the field of pharmaceutical and medical products. Bayer HealthCare markets products from its four divisions Animal Health, Bayer Schering Pharma, Consumer Care, Diabetes Care via regional and national distribution companies. Our knowledge and our products are helping to diagnose, alleviate or cure diseases, improving the quality and adequacy of the global food supply, and contributing significantly to an active, modern lifestyle.

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)

BD is a global medical technology company that is focused on improving drug delivery, enhancing the diagnosis of infectious diseases and cancers, and advancing drug discovery. BD develops, manufactures and sells medical supplies, devices, laboratory instruments, antibodies, reagents and diagnostic products through its three segments: BD Medical, BD Diagnostics and BD Biosciences. It serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry and the general public.

Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim is a group of companies dedicated to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing novel products of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine. The objectives and beliefs of Boehringer Ingelheim can be summed up in a single phrase: Value through Innovation. This vision has helped us to build on our strengths and make the most of our distinctive character. In a competitive and fast-changing world, the value of products, services and companies is constantly changing. Real customer value today can only be created by constantly developing new solutions and doing what we already do better.

DWA Healthcare Communications Group

DWA Healthcare Communications Group strategizes with the world’s leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to raise awareness of and educate healthcare professionals on scientific and medical topics.


Considered the founder of the biotechnology industry, Genentech has been delivering on the promise of biotechnology for more than 30 years, using human genetic information to discover, develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. Today, Genentech is among the world's leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market for serious or life-threatening medical conditions, more than 100 projects in the pipeline and a long term plan for growth. For more general information about the company, visit our corporate overview section.

Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson, through its operating companies, is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. The more than 250 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employ approximately 120,500 men and women in 57 countries and sell products throughout the world.

Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems

Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems (JJHCS) provides account management and customer support services to key health care customers, including hospital systems and group purchasing organizations, leading health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, and government health care institutions. The company also provides contract management, logistics and supply chain functions for the major Johnson & Johnson franchises. With more than a decade of successful outcomes and a track record of launching 12 multi-million and -billion dollar pharmaceutical brands, the company has the expertise to:
  • Educate healthcare professionals
  • Build networks of business and scientific advisors
  • Provide strategic solutions throughout the product life cycle
  • Drive market share


Headquartered in New York, NY, MetLife and its affiliates offer a full range of insurance and other financial products and services. In addition to life, non-medical health and property and casualty insurance, MetLife is a leader in savings and retirement products and services for individuals, small businesses and large institutions. MetLife is the largest life insurer in terms of life insurance inforce in North America, and offers financial products and services to 86 of the Fortune 100 companies.

Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is a healthcare company and a world leader in diabetes care. In addition, Novo Nordisk has a leading position within areas such as haemostasis management, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy. Novo Nordisk manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products and services that make a significant difference to patients, the medical profession and society. With headquarters in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs more than 27,900 employees in 81 countries, and markets its products in 179 countries.


As a research-focused healthcare company, Roche discovers, develops and provides innovative diagnostic and therapeutic products and services that deliver significant benefits to patients and healthcare professionals – from early detection and prevention of diseases to diagnosis, treatment and treatment monitoring.

The Royal Bank of Scotland

Having 40 million customers in over 50 countries Royal Bank of Scotland is committed to developing customer relationships that last by understanding that everyone's different and they need different products at different times in their life. RBS has the skills and experience to provide services and support and advice across five main operating divisions and a number of group functions.
  • UK Personal
  • UK Corporate
  • RBS Insurance
  • US Retail & Commercial Banking
  • Europe & Middle East Retail & Commercial Banking
  • Global Banking & Markets


Sanofi-Aventis' ambition is to become a diversified global healthcare leader. The company's strategy is built around three priorities to reach its goals and ensure sustainable growth:
  • Innovation in Research and Development
  • Adaptation of Group structures
  • External growth opportunities

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is a leading global provider of integrated information-based solutions to business and professional customers. Thomson Reuters provides value-added information, with software tools and applications that help its customers make better decisions, faster. We serve professionals in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, scientific research and healthcare.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Vertex Pharmaceuticals is a global biotechnology company committed to the discovery and development of breakthrough small molecule drugs for serious diseases. The Company's strategy is to commercialize its products both independently and in collaboration with major pharmaceutical companies. Vertex's product pipeline is focused on viral diseases, cystic fibrosis, inflammation, autoimmune diseases, cancer, and pain.

  • Research and Advisory Services Benchmark Partners
  • Select Research and Advisory Services Partner Titles

Research and Advisory Services partners benefit from the insights and knowledge of many leading-edge companies, in addition to those who join Research and Advisory Services. For each Research and Advisory Services benchmarking project, we select appropriate companies to invite from our entire contact database of more than 200,000 people.

In the past years, Research and Advisory Services benchmark partners have included managers and executives at the following companies:

  • 3Com
  • 3M Pharma
  • Abbott Labs
  • Allergan
  • Amylin Pharmaceuticals
  • AstraZeneca
  • at&t
  • Axcan Pharma
  • Bank of America
  • Baxter
  • Bayer Healthcare
  • Bertek
  • Biogen Idec
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • British Telecom
  • Cardinal Health
  • Caterpillar
  • CenterPoint Energy
  • Cisco
  • CTI Molecular Imaging
  • Daiichi Sankyo
  • Deloitte
  • DuPont
  • EMD Serono
  • Eli Lilly
  • GE
  • Genentech
  • General Mills
  • GE Money
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Home Depot
  • Human Genome Sciences
  • Innovex Global
  • IVAX
  • Janssen-Cilag
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kraft
  • LifeScan
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Lucent Technologies
  • Medtronic
  • Merck
  • Merck Sharp & Dohme
  • Microsoft
  • Motorola
  • Myriad
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Novartis
  • Organon
  • Ortho Biotech
  • Pfizer
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Procter & Gamble
  • PSE&G
  • Quintiles
  • Roche
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • Sanofi-Synthelabo Inc.
  • Schering-Plough
  • Shire Pharmaceuticals
  • Solvay America
  • Takeda
  • Thomson Reuters
  • US Bank
  • Wachovia
  • Wyeth
  • And others...

  • Associate Director, Competitive Intelligence
  • Associate Director, Management & Leadership
  • Associate Director, Patient Advocacy Relations
  • Brand Director
  • Consultant, Organizational Development
  • Director, Collaboration & Best Practices
  • Director, Marketing & Sales Effectiveness
  • Director, Market Research
  • Director, Strategic Communications
  • Director, Business Intelligence
  • Director, Sales Effectiveness
  • Director, Marketing Training
  • Director, Customer Channel Marketing
  • Director, Marketing Effectiveness
  • Director, Process Improvement
  • Director, Global Quality Policy/Systems Standard
  • Executive Director, Metabolism & Primary Care Business
  • Executive Director, Customer Marketing
  • Manager, Corporate Continuous Improvement
  • Senior Benchmarking Consultant
  • Senior Director, Human Resources
  • Senior Product Manager of Marketing
  • Senior Vice President, Sales
  • Senior Vice President, Marketing
  • Vice President, Human Resources
  • Vice President, New Product Development
  • Vice President, Global Marketing & Sales Learning
  • Vice President, Organizational Development
  • Vice President, Service Point Solutions
  • Vice President, US Region Customer Service