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Veeva expands clinical leadership

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Veeva Systems continues to grow its clinical leadership team with the addition of five industry veterans in clinical operations and clinical data management.

“Veeva is focused on delivering the best clinical products in the market on one unified cloud platform,” said Peter Gassner, founder and CEO of Veeva Systems. “This mission is attracting the most widely respected people from across the industry with deep domain expertise and a consistent track record of innovation.”

New members of Veeva’s clinical team include:

  • Raymond Letulle, senior vice president, Veeva Vault EDC
  • Ami Dudzinski Mehr, vice president of services, Veeva Vault EDC 
  • Hugo Cervantes, vice president, Veeva Vault EDC 
  • Jason Rizzo, senior director of sales, Veeva Vault EDC 
  • Henry Galio, senior director, Veeva Vault CTMS

Letulle has more than 25 years of experience in enterprise software. Prior to Veeva, he was chief operating officer and head of products at Medrio, responsible for product strategy and running the product management and design teams for the company’s eClinical products, including EDC and eSource. In his role at Veeva, Letulle will lead the development of Vault EDC and Vault eSource, delivering the technology innovation that customers need to improve speed and data quality and cut the cost and complexity in clinical trials.

Mehr has nearly 20 years of experience in professional services spanning life sciences, research and development, and consulting. She has extensive software and delivery methodology expertise in implementing SaaS-based EDC and IRT/IVRS for phase I-IV clinical trials. She most recently led the services team for EDC at Oracle. At Veeva, Mehr is responsible for the Veeva Vault EDC Global Services team and ensuring delivery excellence, quality, and speed for customers.

Cervantes is responsible for Vault EDC strategy, market adoption, and customer engagement. He has spent the last 15 years in management consulting and professional services, helping biopharmaceutical R&D organizations increase their productivity, innovate, and grow. Prior to Veeva, Cervantes was senior director, corporate strategy at QuintilesIMS and held senior management roles at Deloitte and Accenture. His earlier career was spent implementing across biopharma EDC for Phase Forward.

Rizzo brings nearly 20 years of life sciences experience to Veeva, where he leads the EDC sales team. Recognized for building customer-centric and inquisitive sales teams, Jason combines his broad expertise in eClinical applications with deep domain knowledge in the drug development functions of clinical data management and clinical operations. Prior to joining Veeva, Rizzo held multiple roles at Medidata Solutions, including vice president of platform sales.

Galio is involved in developing the strategy for Vault CTMS. He has nearly 25 years of experience in the enterprise software industry and 20 years of experience in clinical, implementing more than 50 CTMS projects and advising approximately 200 life sciences clients on CTMS. Most recently, Galio was senior director of clinical for Oracle, where he led a group of solutions architects creating cloud service offerings for CTMS and CDA.

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