Jonathan Wilson

Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan Wilson is no stranger to serendipity. Upon graduating from University of Leicester with a BS in molecular biology, and faced with the prospect of years of study to get a PhD, Jonathan decided to explore a career in finance. After interviewing for an account executive position, he was shocked to find out that he had applied for and been offered a job with a PR firm. Lured by the promise of photo shoots and expensed dinners (it was the 90s after all), he took the job and has never looked back.

As CEO of Spectrum and Chair of GLOBALHealthPR, Jonathan leads an enterprising team of global science communications experts with his unique mix of skill, experience and an eye to the future. As CEO, Jonathan expanded Spectrum’s traditional PR brand into a global powerhouse of integrated science and healthcare storytelling. He’s known for engendering incredible loyalty, in large part because he gives his teams the space they need to succeed, ultimately allowing them to own and shape the direction of Spectrum with him. It’s for this reason that Spectrum is able to meet the incredibly diverse and nuanced needs of its clients, who he continues to consult with to develop and amplify science-driven conversations around the globe. Prior to Spectrum, Jonathan served as a trusted senior counselor to some of the world’s top pharmaceutical brands.

Jonathan lives in the Washington, DC area with his wife Suzie, their three children and his ever-growing collection of vintage medical artifacts.

“Science and storytelling—that’s what it’s all about.”