New York, NY (PRWEB) January 22, 2008
PinnacleCare, the premier global healthcare advisory company, announced today the appointment of Thomas D. Christopoul to the position of Vice Chairman. As a senior member of the executive team, Christopoul will oversee all sales, marketing and business development operations including strategic partnerships and market expansion. Mr. Christopoul most recently served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Marketing Services Division of Cendant Corporation where he worked for more than 10 years.
"Tom Christopoul has an extensive background spanning over 15 years in management, marketing, and business development for some of the most prominent corporations in the world," said PinnacleCare Chairman Bruce Spector. "As an integral part of our management team, Tom will play a critical role in fostering new luxury, lifestyle partnerships and expanding our membership base of individuals and families who are proactively seeking to improve their experience and access to the best in healthcare through independent and trusted healthcare advisors," added Spector.
"I feel especially fortunate to be associated with PinnacleCare as a shareholder and Board member, and now as Vice-Chairman," said Christopoul. "PinnacleCare is the clear leader and innovator in the global healthcare advisory field. Our Members are among the most discriminating and successful people in the world and they genuinely value and benefit from the exceptional service, access and guidance we provide. I look forward to helping grow and expand our brand and service offering globally."
In addition to his new position at PinnacleCare, Tom also serves as the President of Somerset Shore Associates, Inc. (an independent investment and advisory company in NJ), and Chairman of Hudson Crossing, LLC (a travel industry consulting firm in NYC). He is also Chairman of the Compensation, Governance and Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Resources Global Professionals (NASDAQ: RECN).
During his tenure at Cendant Corporation, Tom managed and integrated the Company's three direct marketing units (Trilegiant Corp. Progeny Marketing Innovations and cims Global), which ultimately comprised one of the largest affinity marketing enterprises in the world. Before retiring from the company in the fall of 2005, Tom led the strategic divestment of that division in a sale to private equity firm Apollo Management, LP.
Prior to that, Tom was Chairman and CEO of the Financial Services Division of Cendant Corporation where he managed Jackson-Hewitt Tax Services, the second largest tax preparation firm in North America. In 2004, he led the Initial Public Offering of that company on the (NYSE: JTX). Before assuming that position, he was Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Cendant where he led the corporate functions of the company on a global basis. Prior to Cendant, he also held senior management positions at Nabisco and Pepsi-Cola Company.
In addition to his corporate duties, Tom serves as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the board of Manhattan Theater Source, a not-for-profit professional theater in New York City He holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Rutgers University and a Master of Science (MS) degree from Purdue University.
PinnacleCare is a leading healthcare advisory company that provides its Members dedicated professionals to manage family and executive healthcare, access world-renowned specialists, provide the world's most advanced medical research, coordinate appointments and help Members enact proven preventive strategies for optimum longevity and health. Headquartered in Baltimore, MD, PinnacleCare has offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, and Madrid, among other locations.