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We’re storytellers, music freaks, former scientists and lab techs, cancer survivors, knowledge seekers, inquisitive journalists, enablers, coders, and surfers. Science and marketing geeks doing what we do because we have an innate curiosity about life, how it can be improved, and a shared passion for helping brands imagine, create, curate and manage their brand experience.

Are you ready to live the dream?

Murad Sabzali
Founding Partner

“Everything’s impossible until somebody does it.” – Batman

Jeff Bergau
Founding Partner

“I'm not a number, I'm a free man. Live my life where I want to.” – Iron Maiden

Steve Johnson
Managing Partner

“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.” – Stephen R. Covey

Erik Clausen
Managing Partner

“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” – Sun Tzu

Karen Sparks
Senior Director, Marketing

“I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb….I also know I'm not blonde.”- Dolly Parton

Todd Kuna
Senior Director, Marketing

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” –Abraham Lincoln

Jeremiah Worth
Vice President, Client Strategy

“Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.” – David Bowie

Lare Arra
Executive Creative Director

“You may have the universe if I may have Italy.” – Giuseppe Verdi

Ken Li
Senior Director, Public Relations

“One must work and dare if one really wants to live.” – Vincent van Gogh

Nicole Goelz
Director, Public Relations

“Before I do anything, I ask myself: would an idiot do this? And if the answer is yes, I do not do that thing.” – Dwight Schrute

Alice Barnard
Director, Paid Advertising

“Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” – Thomas Jefferson

Jack Modzelewski
Advisory Board Member

Sally Benjamin Young
Advisory Board Member

Jeffrey Piper
Advisory Board Member

Pete Murphy
Advisory Board Member

life partners

We go together like life and science … health and care.
World domination means building a team of allies who bring the same passion, intensity and effectiveness, while delivering complementary healthcare and scientific skill sets and experiences.

The Connell Group is a boutique insight and brand strategy consultancy with a passion for customer understanding. Their vast, global expertise and experience with patients, physicians, surgeons, scientists, lab directors, and executives sets them apart in their ability to translate customer insights into more effective brand strategies and growth-driving actions for their clients.


The Life Science Network is the destination for science professionals. Not industry agendas. You won’t find members pushing promotion disguised as learning. This is a relaxed forum of international executives, scientists, entrepreneurs, investors and media across biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical technology, diagnostics and research communities. It’s a place to connect, collaborate, and help one another find the latest jobs or partnering opportunities.