11 January 2023 • Alums Khokhar '00 Leads One of America’s Fastest Growing Companies
SAKS Health, led by founder and CEO Khawar Khokhar ’00, was named to the Inc. 5000 2022 list of America’s fastest growing private companies — and is offering internship opportunities.
Founded by Khawar Khokhar ’00 in 2017, SAKS Health landed at number 331 on Inc. 5000’s annual list of America’s fastest growing private companies. The New Jersey marketing and communications firm, which specializes in healthcare and life sciences commercialization strategies, has enjoyed exponential revenue growth of 1,730 percent measured over three years.
“I was given the opportunity to attend one of the top private colleges in the U.S., and the professors, administration and students made it more special than I could ever have imagined.”
“It is with great excitement and tremendous pride that we announce our placement not just on the Inc. 5000 list, but within the top seven percent of this amazing group of companies,” says Khokhar. “We can’t thank our team and client partners enough for helping us achieve this honor. We look forward to continuing on this path of success and delivering unprecedented growth and health innovation in the years to come.”
Part of that growth includes Hobart and William Smith. In 2020, Khokhar brought on two HWS graduates through a fellowship program he developed for SAKS Health, and the opportunity is returning in 2023. HWS students interested in getting their feet wet in the agency world can learn more about the fellowship at SAKS Health.com.
“I was given the opportunity to attend one of the top private colleges in the U.S., and the professors, administration and students made it more special than I could ever have imagined,” Khokhar says.
He adds: “Leading a life of consequence means helping others do the same.”
Khokhar has worked for national and global healthcare organizations, building teams and businesses focused on helping healthcare consumers navigate the complexities of our healthcare system. He earned a B.A. in economics, was a member of the Hobart crew team and served as a residential advisor and assistant area coordinator.
Reflecting on his time at HWS, he notes that “the journey at HWS was full of unique experiences, friendships and lessons to handle all kinds of life challenges.”
SAKS Health provides unique strategic and creative market solutions for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, health system, and health and wellness client partners. With team members and affiliates across North America, Europe and Asia, SAKS Health has more than 100 years of collective experience.