FINN Partners adds Richard Hatzfeld, a global public health advocate and brand communications strategist, as senior partner, Global Health.  Hatzfeld, above, will be based in Washington, D.C., and will lead the FINN DC Health Group. During his 25-year career, states a release Hatzfeld has lived and worked in AfricaAsiaEurope and North America on behalf of governments, multinational companies, foundations and NGOs. He joins FINN after five years as a global team lead at Ogilvy, where he supervised multi-national vaccine communication efforts. Prior to Ogilvy, he was the communications director at the Sabin Vaccine Institute, overseeing communications for its vaccine development and advocacy efforts, as well as for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases and Sabin’s award-winning END7 Campaign.

Digital intelligence agency Similarweb is opening an office in Reston, Virginia. The self-proclaimed “official measure of the digital world” provides data on the digital performance of other companies and consumer behavior, said Similarweb General Manager of North America Donna Dror. Specifically, the New York-based company works in the intelligence space in digital research, digital marketing, shopping, sales and investment in its 10 offices globally. The 900-person company, which was founded in 2007, works with brands including Lego, Lending Tree, DHL and Rakuten.

10Pearls, Vienna, Virginia, has acquired Proximity, a nearshore software development company based in Costa Rica. Founded in 2011 by Adolfo Cruz-Luthmer, Proximity specializes in agile software development and engineering teams, QA testing talent, and innovation services. The company will bring its top engineering talent and best practices and methodologies to 10Pearls, further expanding the digital transformation company’s technology solutions. This acquisition follows Likeable’s acquisition and significantly expands 10Pearls’ nearshore capabilities with an additional 120 highly qualified engineering resources.

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