February 10, 2022

What Does Intouch Founder, CEO Have in Common With a Tennis Star?

Faruk Capan stands by Intouch Group logo

Just a little over three years ago, Intouch celebrated its twentieth anniversary. January 2019 … pre-COVID times, which means we were all together for a cake and champagne celebration marking the milestone. At the time, we had about 850 employees and offices in Kansas City, Chicago, and New York. But the plan was to keep growing, keep bringing in more talent. By March 2019, we’d opened our Boston office. “Growth doesn’t scare us,” our founder and CEO, Faruk Capan, said that summer. Because we don’t do things halfway, and because Intouchers love to celebrate, we followed that up with a massive, companywide celebration in Kansas City that September, attended by nearly 1,000 Intouchers. By October 2019, we’d added offices in San Francisco and San Diego. What a year, right?

Photo of Intouch CEO Faruk Capan blowing out candles on a cake.
Intouch founder and CEO Faruk Capan gets ready to blow out the candles on his 20th anniversary cake.

Of course, the pandemic hit in early 2020, and for a moment, it felt like the world might stop. But, true to form — and to our “No Challenge Too Big to Cure” philosophy — Intouch quickly adapted; we went full-virtual and powered onward. We kept growing, hiring new Intouchers who, until recently, had never even set foot in one of our brick-and-mortar locations. And then, last October, we hit an even bigger milestone when we joined forces with EVERSANA, the pioneer of next-generation commercial services to the global life sciences industry. The acquisition — and our CEO — grabbed the attention of business magazine Ingram’s, which last month included a feature on Capan — which begins by likening him to tennis champion Novak Djokovic — and the acquisition. Go give it a read to learn more!