Science 37 Names Industry Veteran Michael Shipton as Chief Commercial Officer
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK. September 12, 2022—Science 37 Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNCE), the Agile Clinical Trial Operating System™, today announced that Michael Shipton has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer to lead business development, strategic solutions, sales operations, and strategic pricing, effective today.
With more than 25 years of commercial leadership experience in clinical research and technology, Michael served most recently as Senior Vice President, Customer Solutions & Strategy at Syneos Health (“Syneos”). During his tenure with Syneos, Michael led a team that successfully drove strategic relationships that generated more than $1 billion in enterprise sales. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Market Development and Customer Engagement, which included accountability for global deal strategy, enterprise sales operations, global sales training, inside sales, customer engagement, and business insights. Michael also previously held executive and leadership roles at IQVIA and Nortel.
“Michael has a proven track record of designing and delivering customized business solutions to solve complex clinical research needs at a very large scale,” said David Coman, Chief Executive Officer, Science 37. “As the materiality, size, and complexity of the studies we’re being asked to support, continue to increase, Michael’s enterprise-level solution orientation is the perfect fit and will help us to achieve our ambitious growth plans.”
“After working on clinical trials for so long, it is clear that the industry is ripe for the kind of disruption that Science 37 can deliver to patients, providers, sponsors, and CROs,” said Shipton. “I’m excited to actively participate in helping reduce patient burden, enable providers to deliver clinical research as a care option, enable CROs with the tools to deploy elements of decentralization for their trials and sponsors to get drugs to market faster.”
“I would like to thank Steve Geffon for generating transformational growth for Science 37 over the past two and a half years,” said Mr. Coman. “Steve built an outstanding commercial management team and mature commercial business processes. He will transition to a role as a strategic advisor to the CEO.”
About Science 37
Science 37 Holdings, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: SNCE) mission is to enable universal access to clinical research—making it easier for patients and providers to participate from anywhere and helping to accelerate the development of treatments that impact patient lives. As a pioneer of decentralized clinical trials, the Science 37 l Operating System (OS) supports today’s more agile clinical research designs with its full-stack, end-to-end technology platform and centralized networks of patient communities, telemedicine investigators, mobile nurses, remote coordinators, provider communities, and data and devices. Configurable to enable almost any study type, the Science 37 OS enables up to 21x faster enrollment, 28% better retention, and 3x more diverse patient population with industry-leading workflow orchestration, evidence generation, and data harmonization. For more information, visit https://www.science37.com.
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