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TMCNet:  John Swanson Joins Proactive Worldwide as Chief Operating Officer

[January 15, 2013]

John Swanson Joins Proactive Worldwide as Chief Operating Officer

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. --(Business Wire)--

Proactive Worldwide, Inc. (PWW), a leading provider of customized business intelligence research and consulting services, is pleased to announce that John Swanson has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Mr. Swanson has been designing and implementing growth strategies in management consulting, corporate development and global marketing for over 20 years. His professional experience includes directing all phases of M&A transactions valued at up to $32 billion, leading cross-functional commercial and technology integration programs, and planning global new product launches.

He joins Proactive from Deloitte (News - Alert) Consulting. Mr. Swanson's broad, deep industry sector experience includes pharmaceuticals, medical devices and technologies, health plans, financial services, and consumer products. He previously led successful growth strategies in executive leadership roles at Hollister Incorporated as Vice President, Global Business evelopment; at Accenture (News - Alert) as Senior Manager, CRM Strategy; and at GE Healthcare as a Business Systems Manager.



David J. Kalinowski, Proactive Worldwide's President, shared that "We're thrilled that John has joined Proactive and anticipate that he will have a significant impact on our firm's continued global growth. His management consulting experience, in particular, is certain to help Proactive add strategic value for our clients." Proactive Worldwide's CEO, Gary D. Maag, noted, "As COO, John's corporate and management consulting experience will bring a new and dynamic dimension to Proactive and our client services."

Mr. Swanson holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, with a major in Finance and Competitive Strategy.

About Proactive Worldwide, Inc.

With corporate headquarters just outside Chicago and offices in Shanghai and Rome, Proactive Worldwide, Inc. specializes in customized decision support and competitive intelligence consulting for U.S. and multinational clients. The company is in the business of obtaining primary data, analyzing it, and identifying relevant strategic and tactical steps that clients can take to stay Out in Front® of the competition in developed countries and emerging markets. Its multi-lingual staff has been providing CI services for almost 20 years in life sciences/healthcare, financial services, technology and telecommunications, and consumer and industrial goods. For more information, please contact 847-483-9300 and visit www.proactiveworldwide.com.


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