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Momentum Launches Health Division With Former ExL Events Leaders

Former ExL Events veterans Bryon Main, Shari Gelfand, Jayson Mercado and Warren Drysdale will lead the company’s new division, aiming to provide unparalleled service, value for all stakeholders

July 8, 2020 (New York, NY) – Momentum Events, a leader in enterprise technology, legal, regulatory and Conference as a Service (CaaS™) events, announced today the launch of Momentum Health, a division designed to provide year-round training, virtual events, conferences, roundtables and networking opportunities to the entire pharmaceutical, biotechnology, payer, provider and mental health care ecosystem.

Founded by current Momentum COO and Co-Principal and former ExL Co-Founder and CEO Bryon Main, Momentum Health has assembled an all-star team that includes current Momentum Vice President of Marketing Shari Gelfand, former ExL Events Managing Director Jayson Mercado and former ExL Events Senior Conference Director Warren Drysdale.

“After more than 20 years working with the life sciences and healthcare industries, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to once again deliver tremendous value for a community that I hold so dear, especially during this time of tremendous adversity,” said Bryon Main who will serve as Founder of the Health Division, alongside his role as COO of Momentum Events. “I couldn’t envision a better team to work with than my old team from ExL, who have the reputation of delivering extraordinary value to their network of speakers, sponsors, partners and attendees.”

Leading Momentum’s Health Division will be Jayson Mercado, who will serve as Vice President, Strategy and Warren Drysdale, who will serve as Vice President, Content. Mercado and Drysdale bring more than 35 combined years of experience to Momentum Health, having personally overseen a portfolio of events that drove over a third of ExL’s revenue generation in recent years, including the Digital Pharma™ Series of events.

“Momentum Health will provide us with a great opportunity to serve our stakeholders from a customer-centric perspective,” Mercado said. “We will be crafting solutions that not only meet the changing needs of today, but address the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow,” he concluded.

Drysdale added, “I am thrilled to be reunited with Bryon, Shari and Jayson to deliver content and networking opportunities across a spectrum of live and virtual channels for the entire life sciences ecosystem. Community is a vital  part of mine and Momentum’s philosophy, which is what made this relationship that much more attractive for me, and you’re going to see a lot of customized products that are ‘community-oriented’ in the months ahead,” he concluded.

Momentum Events was founded in 2012 by industry veterans Benjamin Greenzweig and Matt Godson. In 2017, Godson tragically passed away from a rare form of brain cancer and in 2018, Bryon Main joined the business to help Greenzweig move the organization forward. Momentum has produced more than 150 live and virtual events since launch and currently produces content across multiple topics and sectors including legal, regulatory, enterprise technology, investment and wellness. In 2018, Momentum launched their Conference as a Service (CaaS™), a complete end-to-end solution that delivers professionally researched, developed and executed events for companies, trade associations, media partners and academic institutions.

“I couldn’t be happier to see this next, exciting chapter in Momentum’s growth unfold,” said CEO Ben Greenzweig. “The reputations of Bryon, Shari, Jayson and Warren in the life sciences industry is unparalleled and I’m blessed to be working with people like this.”

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Shari Gelfand
VP, Marketing
Momentum Events