About Us

Our Story

Cactus Communications was founded in 2002 with the singular aim of helping authors get published irrespective of the language they spoke. As we explored new avenues focussed on addressing the challenges associated with the dissemination of research, it became apparent that pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies – the life sciences industry – required unique solutions and expertise to help communicate their complex research to a diverse range of stakeholders. Cactus Life Sciences was set up in 2010 to meet the needs of these industries at both the global and regional level.

Today, Cactus Life Sciences is a well-known agency that excels in offering innovative, strategic solutions to clients who are witnessing a rapidly changing landscape.

Our Vision

We aim to revolutionize the way the life sciences industry communicates with its stakeholders so that we can accelerate the dissemination of science. We do this by leveraging our scientific acumen, cutting-edge creative and digital solutions, advanced technology, and transformational operational models.

Our Team

  • Scientific experts: medical directors and writers with advanced degrees (MDs, PhDs), industry certifications (CMPP, BELS), extensive expertise across therapeutic areas, and in-depth understanding of stakeholder preferences
  • Operations team: account and project management professionals experienced in understanding client needs and challenges and translating those into impactful and efficient solutions
  • Digital and technology team: experts with a keen understanding of the latest outreach platforms and trends, and how innovative tech solutions can be contextualized and customized for the pharma, biotech, and medical device landscape

Meet Our Team

Anurag Goel

Anurag GoelLinkedin

Co-founder and Chairman

Focus: Envisioning a future driven by technology-led innovation

Elvira Dsouza

Elvira D’souzaLinkedin

President, Cactus Life Sciences

Focus: Crafting strategies to reimagine traditional communication and dissemination workflows and creating fit-for-future business models

Nishchay Shah

Nishchay ShahLinkedin

Business Head, Emerging Products and CTO

Focus: Driving business growth through tech innovation

Hosie BhathenaLinkedin

Senior Vice President, Medical and Scientific Service

Specialization: Scientific Communication and Medical Information
Focus: Leading strategy and contextualizing tech-led innovations to address stakeholder needs

Sandeep Kamat

Sandeep Kamat Linkedin

Vice President, Medical Affairs

Focus: Building best-in-breed global delivery teams that can consistently exceed stakeholder expectations

Shama BuchLinkedin

Vice President, Medical Affairs

Specialization: Strategic Publications
Focus: Leading content strategy and dissemination and driving implementation of innovative and efficiency-focused solutions

Laura L. Perry

Laura L. Perry Linkedin

Vice President of Marketing

Focus: Global marketer and corporate visionary understanding and translating customer needs to achieve sustainable growth through innovative solutions.

Samantha Weissman

Samantha WeissmanLinkedin

Sr. Director, Digital Strategy and Engagement, Cactus Life Sciences

Focus: Mobilizing targeted digital solutions, tactics, and channels to maximize the reach and impact of scientific content

Melissa FinniganLinkedin

VP, Account Service

Focus: Technically savvy problem solver, thriving on creative challenges and leading global teams with seamless execution across various therapeutic areas

Jacob GoldbergLinkedin

Senior Account Manager

Business development and client services for the medical device solutions team

Michelle TrussellLinkedin

Associate Account Director

Growing accounts by fostering client relationships

Russell Freedman

Russell FreedmanLinkedin

Account Manager

Delighting clients through process and project management expertise


Yumi IoiLinkedin

Business Development

Designing customized solutions for regional challenges

Shoko Yuki Linkedin

Key Account Manager

Delighting stakeholders through exceptional customer service

Stephanie Lit

Stephanie LitLinkedin

Account Director

Ability to manage high-level projects and lead cross-functional teams has increased account growth and strengthened client relationships

Laura Trout

Laura TroutLinkedin

Medical Director, Medical and Digital Communications

Focus: Reimaging medical content to provide innovative and digital solutions for our clients

Nicola WestLinkedin

BSc, Medical Director

Publication strategy and tactics

Frances GamblingLinkedin

Medical Director

Publication strategy and tactics

Juliane MoloneyLinkedin

Publication strategy and tactics

Eyrin Pena, MDLinkedin

Senior Medical Director

Focus: Publication strategy and tactics