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Senior Leadership

Steve Powell CEOSteve Powell
Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, Steve is responsible for the development and implementation of Synteract’s strategic direction, providing the focus to drive its growth and to meet its goal to become the CRO of choice for innovative biopharma companies.

Steve is a seasoned executive with 26+ years of global CRO and Pharma/Biotech industry experience. He has led companies of all sizes, directing strategy across every facet of Phase I-IV clinical research, including operations, business development, and technology, as well as acquisitions and integrations.

Steve’s CRO leadership roles include 8 years at PRA Health Sciences as part of the executive team and as EVP for Clinical Informatics and Late Phase Services. Previously, he held senior management roles at INC Research and Quintiles for over 12 years. Steve came to Synteract from Exco InTouch and ERT, following his passion of technology, data and patient engagement. As President and COO of Exco InTouch, Steve oversaw all aspects of operational delivery and technology development, while at ERT, he managed an advanced data and analytics platform for trial execution.

Throughout his career, Steve has been responsible for designing and leading operational growth, identifying and integrating new technologies, processes and services. He brings a team-oriented approach to leadership, with an extensive mix of operational and technology expertise, and a keen focus on customer delivery.


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