Synteract, a full service CRO based in Carlsbad, Calif., has hired new executives to support customers on a global scale. Keith Kelson will serve as chief financial officer and member of its executive council, and Phil Doren has been appointed vice president of biometrics.
Kelson will be managing the company's financial portfolio and business affairs. He brings more than 12 years of experience to the role of CFO. Prior to this position, Kelson served as executive vice president and CFO for Insight Health Services Holdings, a diagnostic imaging firm with more than 1,300 employees and $180 million in revenue. Prior to that, Kelson served as CFO at SecurusTechnologies, a $400 million telecommunications and software company.
Doren will be responsible for overseeing the biostatistics, data management and IT services departments, in order to provide executive oversight and continuity. Doren's 20 years of clinical development experience led to the creation of this new executive position. His experience has been garnered at clinical research organizations, including his most recent position as vice president, clinical data, analysis and reporting organization (CDARO) at Covance. He has also held executive positions with Quintiles, ERT, TKL Research and Kendle.