Compas, Inc. President John Donovan Named PharmaVOICE 100 Honoree

August 2, 2019

PharmaVOICE has announced that Compas President John Donovan has been named as one of the 100 most inspiring individuals in the life-sciences industry. He was recognized in the category “Commanders & Chiefs” for leveraging the power of partnerships to move our entire industry forward. As Compas President, he has a strategic focus on growth, strong supplier partnerships and client deliverables. Compas Inc., along with sister agency CMI Media – part of WPP (NYSE:WPP), together form CMI/Compas, media buying and planning for the nation’s top healthcare companies.

The PharmaVOICE profile noted: “By focusing on relationships with media suppliers, as well as with clients, John has led Compas to be the innovative agency it has grown to be: delivering a new level of media management services, including the highest standards in accountability and transparency, in the most cost-effective manner. His endorsement of a ‘performance-based’ model for sharing savings with clients has demonstrated Compas’ ability to fully stand behind its services and solutions.”

Donovan was recently promoted into the role of President of Compas. In his previous role as CFO of CMI/Compas, his primary responsibilities had been overseeing the financial health of CMI and Compas, and all related accounting and auditing functions. He played a major role in the high-level details surrounding the 2015 acquisition of CMI by WPP. In addition, he had been responsible for negotiating client and supplier contracts as well as handling the insurance, banking and 401(k) plans.

Donovan has been named CFO of the Year by the Philadelphia Business Journal and he was also elected into the NJ Tech Council CFO Hall of Fame. He is a frequent community volunteer, including having held board positions with The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and The Irish Memorial. His volunteerism has been recognized with his election into the Delaware Valley Irish Hall of Fame.

CMI/Compas has brought many firsts to healthcare marketing, and is this year celebrating its 30th anniversary as the leading healthcare-focused media buying and planning resource to the world’s game changers in pharma and life sciences. Those looking to join the CMI/Compas team can visit the company’s career page for more information and a link to apply:

About CMI/Compas

Well-known as a media planning and buying organization for healthcare clients, sister agencies CMI Media, a WPP company (NYSE: WPP,, and Compas, Inc. together form the indispensable strategic marketing partner to the world’s game-changers in health, offering guidance at every level of marketing. CMI/Compas focuses on core service offerings of Audience Strategy and Non-Personal Promotion Strategy, Planning, Buying, and Customer Insights and performance management/precision analytics. With continuous investment in the things that really matter, CMI and Compas have achieved unsurpassed tenure of healthcare marketing talent, clients and suppliers. CMI/Compas has offices in Philadelphia, PA; King of Prussia, PA; Cherry Hill, NJ; Parsippany, NJ; Chapel Hill, NC; Chicago, IL, Costa Mesa, CA and New York, NY. The family of companies is actively recruiting for healthcare marketing jobs here.