Former Campbell Alliance Executive Adds Leadership, Expands Consulting Capabilities

October 29, 2014 – Raleigh-Durham, N.C. – Kineticos, a specialized management consulting firm serving the life science industry, today announced the appointment of James Forte as Managing Director. Mr. Forte adds proven leadership and further expands key consulting capabilities in the firm’s already robust service areas. He joins Kineticos with 17 years of experience in corporate and brand strategy in the biopharmaceutical industry.

Prior to Kineticos, Mr. Forte spent 10 years working for global biopharmaceutical consulting firm Campbell Alliance. Following Campbell Alliance’s acquisition by inVentiv Health, he was promoted to Vice President and head of Marketing for inVentiv’s consulting segment. Prior to this, Mr. Forte worked in public and investor relations and investment banking. He also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Pharmaceutical Executive magazine.

“James is joining Kineticos at a critical time,” said Shailesh Maingi, CEO of Kineticos. “We’ve experienced significant growth with our focus on ROI and tangible performance outcomes. With the addition of James, Kineticos is greatly expanding its reach, expertise and depth in the biopharmaceutical industry. We believe that his deep industry knowledge, including the service providers and the investment community that support it, will be invaluable to our clients.”

“Kineticos is a unique consulting firm in that it’s able to assist companies across the entire spectrum of the life science industry from pure-play biopharmaceutical companies to services firms to investors,” Mr. Forte added. “I’m grateful for the outstanding opportunity to apply my knowledge of the industry and B2B marketing experience to assist clients as well as Kineticos identify and pursue areas of growth.”

About Kineticos

Kineticos is a specialized management consulting firm serving the life science industry. The firm is focused on identifying opportunities to drive strategic growth and achieve operational excellence for its clients. Kineticos’ capabilities reside in six core service areas: Strategy and Growth, R&D Innovation, Operational Excellence, Sales and Go-to-Market, M&A, and Strategic Sourcing. The firm maintains a broad base of clients including biopharmaceutical companies, services companies, and investors. To learn more, visit the company’s website at

Kevin Hampton