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Proactive Worldwide Featured in Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Annual Report

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

This year, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine featured Proactive Worldwide in its 2018-2019 annual report. The report discussed Vanderbilt’s March 2019 visit from three Proactive Worldwide representatives and Ph.D. alumni, who guest spoke at the university’s Management and Business Principles module retreat.

The three Proactive Worldwide representatives who visited Vanderbilt were:

  • Vice President, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Dr. Travis Smith
  • Vice President, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Dr. Aaron Derdowski
  • Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Erik Prentice

During their visit to Vanderbilt University, Smith, Derdowski and Prentice attended an employer information session where they spoke about their careers with Proactive Worldwide.

Smith, Derdowski and Prentice are all alumni from Vanderbilt and share Proactive Worldwide’s vision of working with many more Ph.D. team members in the future to strengthen the competence and performance of the company in its partnerships with clients. During the information session outlined in Vanderbilt’s annual report, the three team members discussed some of the challenges and benefits of working with Proactive Worldwide, as well as how the university helped prepare them for the career path.

The report detailed the mission and expertise of Proactive Worldwide along with the support Smith, Derdowski and Prentice displayed for Vanderbilt graduate students. The report also noted that the strong relationship Proactive Worldwide has with Vanderbilt is favorable for students who have career prospects in consulting.

The Proactive Worldwide Team

The Proactive Worldwide Team comprises many skilled individuals, all of whom have the education and experience to bring a unique perspective and wealth of knowledge to business operations. The representatives who visited Vanderbilt have all made a large impact on the success of Proactive Worldwide with their variety of strengths and skills in the industry.

Smith has over a decade of experience working in the research and consulting industry and has managed a wide variety of projects with the company.

Derdowski has an extensive education consisting of experience in teaching and medical and scientific writing along with his Ph.D. He has also worked with clients across healthcare, pharmaceutical and life science markets.

Additionally, Prentice leads research-based assessments for businesses and plays a major role in developing the forecasting and strategic intelligence monitoring services of Proactive Worldwide.

About Proactive Worldwide

Proactive Worldwide is a competitive research and consulting firm that has been working with companies across a variety of industries since its founding in 1995. The Proactive Worldwide approach includes decision-making strategies based on hard facts and evidence uncovered by research, which allows businesses to become better market leaders. Dedicated to helping clients reach new heights within their industry, we offer many services, such as:

  • Competitive intelligence (CI) training
  • Competitive assessments
  • Scenario planning
  • Market entry and defense
  • Organizational strategy
  • Wargaming and much more

As experts in data collection and planning, the Proactive Worldwide team will work with your business to develop a solution that leads to exponential growth. Contact us today for more information!


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