Andrew Schirmer joined Syneos Health in May of ’21 as president, GSW-NY. In this role, he leads the company’s New York office and drives strategic results for GSW’s deep roster of domestic and global healthcare clients. He brings to the role over 30 years of experience in the health communications space in numerous roles, multiple categories, across target audiences, geographies and businesses. He started his career on the creative side of the business first as an art director, then a creative director and ECD before shifting into general agency management and leadership. He played a pioneering role in the DTC movement that began in the early 1990s, was an early practitioner of CRM, analytics and digital communications in the early 2000s, and has launched a number of new agencies within WPP, Omnicom and IPG over the years, most recently as a founder of a whole new agency offering in the global health space.
Schirmer joined GSW from Ogilvy Health, which he joined in March of 2018 as North American CEO with responsibility for the people, practice and product offering across offices in New York City, New York; Parsippany, New Jersey; Newtown, Connecticut; Toronto, Ontario; and Montreal, Quebec. He led almost 500 professionals across a diverse range of service offerings that spanned the healthcare communications continuum.