Linda Ruschau is the Chief Client Officer at PatientPoint, the trusted market leader of patient and physician engagement solutions at the point of care. As Chief Client Officer, Linda leads the national client sales and service teams to collaborate with healthcare brand partners to impact that magic moment when patients and physicians come together for treatment discussions. She brings over 30 years of experience in marketing across pharmaceutical, OTC and CPG brands. Her immersion and passion for the Point of Care channel is evident, as what fuels her energy is speaking with clients and agency partners and helping them problem-solve. As one of PatientPoint’s first employees, Ruschau helped the organization pioneer the concept of aperture marketing—reaching the right patient at the right time with the right third-party influencer. While products have certainly evolved, the concept of developing solutions that continue to change patient behaviors and outcomes in exam rooms, waiting rooms and clinical areas is still driving success for brands today.
After earning her degree in business administration from the University of Cincinnati, Linda went to work for Procter & Gamble in their sales leadership program. Linda regularly shares her insights in writing and as an energizing speaker at industry events, serving as the keynote emcee for the DTC National Top 25 DTC Marketers and DTC Hall of Fame Awards and bringing her always-fresh perspective to Digital Pharma East, the Digital Health Coalition and multiple women’s leadership conferences. She was named to the prestigious MM+M Hall of Femme in 2018 and was a recipient of the 2017 PM360 ELITE Sales MVP award. Linda serves on the Board of Directors of the Point of Care Marketing Association and as an Advisory Board member of the Digital Health Coalition. Most recently, Linda is continuing to hone and support women in leadership positions with membership in CHIEF, a private network for the most powerful women in leadership.