Nicole Woodland-De Van

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Location: Pennsauken, NJ
Founded: 1990
Industry: Healthcare and Media/PR

Nicole Woodland-De Van
Senior Vice President, Buying Services and Deliverables

Compas, Inc.

Nicole Woodland-De Van joined Compas, Inc. as a marketing professional more than 10 years ago. In her latest role as senior vice president of buying services and deliverables, she has helped Compas maintain its buying volume in the pharmaceutical industry.

Fun Fact: Woodland-De Van has been recognized as a Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Rising Star.

“Back in 2011, my organization challenged me with an opportunity to lead the development of our agency’s programmatic media-buying solution,” says Woodland-De Van. “At the time, I didn’t have the first inkling of what programmatic media buying was.” After immersing herself in the topic, Woodland-De Van accomplished her task. “This experience taught me not only that you really can accomplish anything you set your mind to, but also to not get intimidated or shy away from something you aren’t familiar with,” she says.

Woodland-De Van works closely with her team of more than 40 employees on the development and success of their individual careers. The majority of her staff happens to be female, which has put her in a position to help women in her field succeed. She welcomes all ideas and actively seeks opportunities for her team to grow by putting budget dollars behind training programs and industry conferences.