The Making of a Marketing Leader: Grace Tobin's Inspiring Story (Part Two)

In the second half of this insightful episode, David continues his conversation with marketing powerhouse Grace Tobin. Grace shares her brave pivot from big pharma to biotech, where she launched their sole product and shaped a new post-pandemic market. You’ll hear her experiences leading global billion-dollar brands, managing massive budgets and teams across continents, while making strategic bets on high-impact channels. The conversation explores building strong agency partnerships through mutual respect, healthy debate, physical presence, and treating partners as an extension of your team. As Grace reveals the qualities she’ll prioritize in her next role – a people-first culture and visible women leaders – her guidance on being present and savoring each stage offers wisdom for every aspiring leader.

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David Paragamian

As the CEO of The Health Monitor Network, he guided the company through the COVID-19 pandemic, helping it pivot from legacy print media company to an industry-leading, modern, digital marketing platform. David grew up a rule follower, coloring inside the lines and dreaming of attending the Naval Academy. Three decades of experience taught him that sometimes it’s better to break the rules—and embrace the gift of the pivot. A CEO, board member, business school professor,…

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