SkilaMederi, a portfolio company of BelHealth Investment Partners, has appointed Kilian Weiss as CEO and Dr. Richard Nichol as chairman of the board. Drew McCartney, SkilaMederi’s ex-CEO, will remain the board and focus on being an operating partner for BelHealth. SkilaMederi provides key opinion leader and launch management solutions using software and social network analytics to pharmaceutical companies.
SkilaMederi, a leading provider of key opinion leader (KOL) and
launch management solutions using software and social network analytics serving the life science
industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kilian Weiss as Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
and Dr. Richard Nichol as Chairman of the Board. Drew McCartney, former CEO of SkilaMederi, will
continue to remain on the Board and will focus on his role as an operating partner at BelHealth
Harold S. Blue, Managing Partner of BelHealth Investment Partners LLC (BelHealth), and former
Chairman of the Board of SkilaMederi, said “Kilian is one of the pioneers of the use of social
analytics in the pharmaceutical industry and has a deep understanding of what the market needs.
He is also the single largest shareholder of SkilaMederi. I am confident that with this appointment,
the company has the expanded leadership to build on its existing strengths and is well-positioned
for rapid growth. In appointing Dr. Nichol as Chairman, the Board has been very impressed with
Dr. Nichol’s insight and vision for the company and believes, as Chairman, Dr. Nichol can
effectively guide Kilian and the rest of the organization to establish SkilaMederi as the de facto
standard in product launch management and social analytics solutions.”
Commenting on his appointment as CEO of SkilaMederi, Kilian Weiss said “I am excited to be
assuming the role of CEO. SkilaMederi benefits from significant relationships with several of the
largest life sciences companies and I look forward to expanding those relationships. This is an
exciting period and we have a stellar team to capitalize on our unique positioning in the
“Having spent a significant time on strategy and positioning with Kilian and the rest of the
SkilaMederi team over the past four months, I am convinced of great opportunities ahead and I
look forward to utilizing my experience in the life sciences industry to guide the team as
Chairman,” said Dr. Richard Nichol.
Drew McCartney said “as the CEO of Skila and as an operating committee member of BelHealth,
over the past seven months we have accomplished our interim goal of rebuilding our
infrastructure for growth and consummating the merger with Mederi, which is a perfect fit both
strategically and tactically. With Kilian at the helm, we look to SkilaMederi as a breakout player in
the segment. As an active board member, I am thrilled with the opportunity to mentor Kilian. This
move also allows me to direct my focus toward growing and managing healthcare companies as a
member of BelHealth’s operating committee.”
Simon Mason, the President of SkilaMederi, said “Social media intelligence is transforming the way
business is conducted in Big Pharma. Having spent 15 years at Skila and more than 20 years in the
pharmaceutical industry I have never been more positive or excited about what we can now
provide to our customers. I am looking forward to working closely with Kilian during this exciting
analytics, crowd sourced knowledge extraction mined from the knowledge of thousands of
experts, SkilaMederi helps pharmaceutical companies tap into the value of big data. SkilaMederi
collaborates with clients to help them maximize time to market while reducing market uptake and
reimbursement risk for brands. SkilaMederi has a global presence with offices in Morris Plains,
New Jersey; Frankfurt, Germany; London, U.K.; and Lviv, Ukraine.
To learn more about SkilaMederi please visit www.skila.com and www.mederi.net.
About BelHealth Investment Partners
BelHealth Investment Partners (“BelHealth”) is a private equity buyout fund focused exclusively on
the small-cap healthcare industry. BelHealth acquires majority positions in healthcare companies
that the BelHealth Team believes are undervalued or undermanaged and would benefit from the
vast entrepreneurial and operating experience that BelHealth can deliver. Applying an active,
hands-on approach to governance, BelHealth utilizes its experience to drive revenue and profit
growth and achieve superior returns for its investors. For more information about BelHealth,
please go to its website: www.BelHealth.com.