Lockwood CEO, Matthew Schecter, Recognized as one of PharmaVoice 100 Most Inspiring People
STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 2, 2018
STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Matthew Schecter, Founder and President/CEO of The Lockwood Group (Lockwood), a medical communications agency, has been recognized by PharmaVoice in their 2018 annual ranking of the 100 Most Inspirational People. This prestigious list recognizes the men and women throughout the life-sciences industry who provide inspiration to their peers, colleagues, and companies through their innovative and motivational approaches to addressing the industry's myriad challenges. Read the full article here: www.pharmavoice.com/digital-edition/july-august-2018/#49.
"I'm honored to be included in such exceptional company, alongside leaders throughout the industry who are bringing new treatment options, new technologies, and new ways of thinking to the market every day," said Schecter. Always mindful of how the work Lockwood delivers impacts patients and caregivers, Schecter promotes experiences that expand perspectives and generate insights for improving care. "Giving our team the opportunity to seek out and participate in a preceptorship with clinical experts at the hospital for a day was invaluable. I learned so much that could immediately be incorporated into my work. The clients were also thrilled that Matt supported this endeavor as it expanded our knowledge as scientists and allowed us to provide even stronger contributions to their business," Stephanie Doerner, PhD, explained.
Employing a philosophy of empowerment and forgiveness to create an environment where team members can be successful, Schecter has seen his teams exceed client expectations regularly, growing the agency 165% in the last 3 years alone. "I believe if you create an environment where your employees can be successful and want to come to work, they will exceed client expectations every time," said Schecter.
Lockwood collaborates with clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, genetic, and medical device industries to identify effective, holistic, science-based strategies to address their objectives through medical communications. Over a third of Lockwood's staff hold advanced scientific or medical degrees, and most work. This flexible structure provides better work-life balance, which in turn allows Lockwood to attract the best talent who facilitate their best work, and are more responsive to client needs wherever and whenever they do business.
"Matt always says that work is something you do, not some place you go. I hadn't thought about it that way, but it's so true. Whether I'm at my desk, on a plane, or walking my dog, I'm always thinking about my work and how I can do more for my clients. I see how Matt does so much to empower us that it motivates me to give more to my teammates and clients," said Allison Sullivan, who has grown from a Project Coordinator to an Account Director in her 8 years at the agency.
Starting Lockwood completely on his own in 2007, it was his promise of the new type of agency that lured the initial team members to join Lockwood. "He said he wanted to create a place where great people could do great work, and feel supported along the way," said Mary Ellyn Zola, one of Lockwood's first team members. Zola continues, "And not only did he do that 11 years ago, but he has maintained that culture as we have grown over the years."
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, Lockwood communicates clinical and therapeutic advances to every variety of medical expert, healthcare practitioner, and decision maker. For the ultimate benefit of patients, Lockwood helps clients advance their objectives in a world of new regulations, business models, payment approaches, technologies, roles, and work practices. Lockwood teams are organized around the specific needs of each client. With experience in all major therapeutic areas and many rare diseases, along with highly specialized knowledge in biologics, devices, and diagnostics, Lockwood can quickly deploy the right scientific, business, and communications experts to address the challenges at hand. Take a tour of the Lockwood offices here: https://goo.gl/QcKAL3.
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