Executive Marketing Positions:

  • CEO – EBEWE Pharma, US Neuro Products Division
  • SVP - Head of Online Marketing, WebMD and Medscape
  • Marketing Strategist – Perricone MD Cosmaceuticals
  • Co-Founder and COO –  Suzanne Somer’s ThighMaster Company


  • MBA and BA, Cornell University, Johnson School of Business


  • Consumer health and wellness branding and positioning
  • B2C, B2B, acquisition, retention, e-commerce, lead generation and CRM direct marketing campaigns
  • Direct marketing for DRTV (short and long form), radio, email, fax and the many varieties of today's digital media

Where Joe Can Help Your Business

  • Developing a multi-channel, closed-loop marketing program that delivers optimal ROI for your business
  • Branding and marketing development for a wide range of health and wellness programs and products while remaining mindful of regulatory guidelines and requirements
  • Creating and growing new "orphan" brands spun off from your core product line.
  • Helping you make use of a wide range of today's media options to market your brands directly to the consumer 

Success Stories

  • Developed first year revenues over $100M through aggressive use of DRTV, establishing retail distribution and efficiently building Suzanne Somers’ ThighMaster brand as Co-founder of Ovation Communications
  • Grew WebMD into the #1 destination for online health information with highly efficient multi-channel direct marketing campaign. Contributed to both top and bottom line growth by developing and managing premium pay services including WebMD Weight Loss Clinic.
  • As marketing strategist, developed highly efficient marketing programs to introduce innovative health and beauty products including Perricone MD
  • As founder of Health Marketing Partners, consulted with private equity firms on the spin-off of four orphan consumer health brands by GlaxoSmithKlein, as well as the sale of Physician’s Desk Reference, UpToDate and WebMD’s Little Blue Book

Joe Grace Biography

A strategic problem solver and marketing innovator, Joe Grace has helped develop a “Who’s Who” of consumer health and wellness brands. His portfolio, which spans 20 years, includes the introduction, positioning and growth of such name-brand companies as WebMD, Medscape, Perricone MD Cosmaceuticals, and Suzanne Somers’ ThighMaster. 

As an early proponent of direct-to-consumer (DTC) marketing in the healthcare industry, Grace worked with many of the top tier brands in the industry to create highly efficient DTC marketing programs. His creativity and depth of marketing experience cover a broad range of consumer health products including prescription drugs, medical devices, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, skincare, and patient education. Grace also has a deep understanding of the regulatory environment, including the FDA/FTC regulations that must be taken into consideration when creating successful DTC marketing programs.

In 1990, following a successful run as the founding president of feature film production entity Regency Films, Grace co-founded Ovation Communications, a television direct marketing (DRTV) company. His production background and relationships with talent agencies helped  Ovation make its mark quickly as one of the top performers in the DRTV industry. Successes included Suzanne Somers’ ThighMaster, with sales in excess of $100 million. ThighMaster set an industry standard for the efficient use of DRTV, not only for driving drive direct-to-consumer sales but also for building brands and opening up retail distribution channels.

After selling his interest in Ovation, Grace pioneered the use of multi-channel, direct marketing to promote innovative consumer health and wellness products directly to consumers. He has contributed to the success of numerous "e-health" businesses. As head of online marketing at WebMD, Grace was responsible for growing this struggling new business into the premiere destination for online health information. He was also responsible to introducing and growing WebMD’s premium services, including the WebMD Weight Loss Clinic, WebMD University, and the WebMD Fertility Clinic.

Grace has worked directly with top pharmaceutical and medical device brands to create multi-channel, closed-loop marketing programs with impressive ROIs. His general business advice is also highly valued. As the founder of Health Marketing Partners, Grace has consulted with private equity firms on a broad range of transactions, including the spin-off of four orphan consumer health brands by GlaxoSmithKlein and the sale of Physician’s Desk Reference, UpToDate and WebMD’s Little Blue Book.

Grace earned an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson School and a BSEE from Cornell’s Engineering School. He is currently one of 12 alumni invited to work with the faculty and students as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Cornell’s Johnson School of Business.