Q1 Productions began operations in January 2006 in a small brownstone office in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Applying area expertise and knowledge of the evolving regulatory environment, the company started by developing and delivering education to executives within the life sciences industry.
In 2007, Paul Northover joined the leadership team, bringing tremendous sales, business development and organizational leadership capabilities to the corporation.
Dedicated to Quality First
Focused on new product offerings and collaboration with executive leaders throughout the life sciences industry, Q1 Productions began hosting a series of Forum products in 2011 that included pre-scheduled networking meetings between supplier partners and industry C-level executives. At the same time, the company took on a new look with an updated logo and website and adopted a new mission: “Dedicated to Quality First.”
In the years that followed, the organization was fueled by the growth of a full-time team of over 50 people in the U.S. and Europe. In turn, the product volume exceeded 50 unique programs, setting a new benchmark for output. Recognizing the growth of online educational vehicles, Q1 Productions established a market intelligence division in 2013, focused on delivering online webinar content for just-in-time training.
In 2016, the first of the Executive Leadership Support (ELS) Forums was hosted in Chicago which kicked off a series of meetings that would sequentially provide education and career development for executive assistants from leading corporations across the nation. The product line ultimately divested in 2019 into a stand-alone business.
From a neighborhood brownstone to the current premises at 1 West Monroe Street in the heart of downtown Chicago, Q1 Productions has evolved from a business focused on a singular industry to an international enterprise aiming to deliver more than 65 educational programs and at least a dozen regional forums.