Dennis Timko Joins Proactive Worldwide’s Life Sciences/Healthcare Practice as Engagement Manager

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Dennis Timko Joins Proactive Worldwide’s Life Sciences/Healthcare Practice as Engagement Manager

<0> Media Contact:Proactive Worldwide, Inc.Kelly Loiacono, 847-483-7360 </0>

Proactive Worldwide, Inc. (PWW), a leader in providing customized business intelligence research and consulting services, announces today that Dennis Timko has joined the company as Engagement Manager for the company’s life sciences/healthcare (LS/HC) practice.

Timko adds broad experience to the practice, having been in the healthcare industry for over 20 years with a focus on healthcare economics, policy, cost containment, and access. He has held a variety of positions – account management, business development, market strategy, project management and consulting – within several leading healthcare organizations including Humana, Multiplan, PacifiCare (United Healthcare), and Walgreens. He also served as a consultant on the healthcare team at Arthur Andersen Consulting.

At PWW, he will report to Carl B. Derenfeld, Vice President – Life Sciences/Healthcare. “Dennis’ two decades of managing and consulting in the global healthcare industry brings us a multidimensional healthcare leader,” Derenfeld said. “His portfolio of managed care, specialty pharmacy, health economics, and health policy experience positions our practice to provide the decision support services that today’s decision makers require, especially in light of changes in insurance and service models.”

In Timko’s prior experience as a Senior Director for the Midwest Region at Walgreens, he developed and executed a consultant strategy in the Midwest that resulted in increased RFP activity and new business. He also served as Strategic Account Executive and was responsible for key contracts and development of new client relations nationally, including Puerto Rico. At Multiplan he served as Senior PPO Network Development Executive, and he was Director of Network Management at Humana.

David J. Kalinowski, Proactive Worldwide’s President and Chief Operating Officer, noted that “Dennis’ healthcare industry experience and knowledge will greatly enhance our team’s position as we work towards becoming the leading global decision support group in healthcare.”

Timko holds a Master of Health Administration (MHA) and BS degrees in Health Planning and Business Administration. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and Chicago Healthcare Executives Forum.

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 over 15 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 .