Industry Veteran to Lead Global Contract Execution and Negotiation Efforts
CINCINNATI, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kendle (Nasdaq: KNDL), a leading, global full-service clinical research organization (CRO), today announced the appointment of Patricia Williams to the position of Vice President, Commercial Operations. In this newly created position, Williams will provide leadership for global contract execution and negotiation with the company's biopharmaceutical customers, including master service agreements and changes in scope. Williams will be based in Kendle's European headquarters in Crowthorne, England and will report directly to Chris Bergen, Chief Operating Officer.
"I am pleased to welcome Patricia to this key leadership role," said Bergen. "As global contracts of $10 million or more continue to drive double-digit growth within the CRO industry, her expertise will be invaluable in developing and negotiating innovative contract solutions that support both Kendle's profitable growth and meet the changing and long-term needs of our customers."
Williams, who brings a decade of global contract management expertise to this position, joins Kendle from one of the world's largest CROs, serving most recently as Vice President, Global Contracts. Her experience also includes serving as Assistant Global Director, Proposal Development and Contract Management for another global, top-five CRO.
Williams, who earned her Master of Business Administration from Henley
Management College (Oxfordshire, England) and her Bachelor of Science from
the University of Sussex (Bright
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