Navigation Links
Synteract Expands Executive Roles to Support Growth

SAN DIEGO, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Synteract, Inc., a full-service contract research organization (CRO), has hired Matthew P. Smith, MBA, as senior vice president of sales and marketing and has promoted Rod M. Saponjic, Ph.D., MBA, to senior vice president, global project management, to support growth in the company and development of international opportunities. Both executives join CEO Wendel Barr, COO Stewart Bieler, and CFO Patrik Jeanmonod on the executive council for the company.


Matt Smith has overall responsibility for global sales operations, business development, marketing, proposals and contracting at Synteract.  He has more than 20 years experience in executive leadership, clinical trial management, business development, proposal development and contracts administration within the contract research industry.  Prior to Synteract, Smith was CEO and chief business officer of Clinimetrics, a full-service public contract research organization also focused on the development needs of biopharmaceutical and medical device companies.  Previously, he held roles of increasing responsibility at Quintiles in the areas of Phase I-IV clinical trial operations, project management, and business development.  Matt brings to Synteract a passion for developing high quality partnerships through strong client communication and solid internal business management and structure. 

As senior vice president of global project management, Dr. Rod Saponjic is responsible for harmonizing project management methodologies, training and operations across the organization. He also provides guidance and support for project teams focused on achieving deliverables for clients. Saponjic has been with Synteract for more than two years, having joined the company after five years with PRA International, where he held a similar role. Saponjic is widely recognized for his industry knowledge, business acumen, executive leadership and influence on the standardization and quality development of project management.

"Our vision is to become the leading global CRO focused on emerging companies. By hiring Matt, promoting Rod, and adding to our sales teams we are making significant steps in that direction," says Synteract CEO Wendel Barr. "In addition we are planning to increase our investment in Information Technology to leverage technology to drive client satisfaction, business productivity, and enhance our services. It is an exciting time to be working at Synteract."  

The company also has opened a search for a manager to head sales operations, reporting directly to Matt Smith and responsible for proposals, contracts, deployment of a new sales support system (CRM), and measuring the effectiveness of sales efforts.  In addition, there are openings in its East coast office in Data Management, Biostatistics, Safety, and Project Management.  Interested applicants can contact Micaela Meeks at .

About Synteract (

Synteract is a full-service contract research organization with a successful 17-year track record supporting biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical companies in all phases of clinical development.  With its "Shared Work – Shared Vision" philosophy Synteract provides customized Phase I through IV services collaboratively and cost effectively to ensure on-time delivery of quality data so clients get to decision points faster. Headquartered in California, with offices in North Carolina and the Czech Republic, Synteract delivers trials internationally, offering expertise across multiple therapeutic areas including notable depth in oncology, CNS, cardiovascular, respiratory and ophthalmology. 

Rachel Hutman

SOURCE Synteract, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Synteract Hosting CDISC Classes on Regulatory Data Standards, Feb. 21-24, in California
2. Former Synteract CEO Unveils Non-Profit Contract Research Organization, PHACT, to Help Eliminate Neglected Diseases in Developing Countries
3. Synteract Releases SynCapture Version 1.5 of Its Hybrid Electronic Data Capture (EDC) System
4. HRID Expands Distribution of Azul Instant™ Into Puerto Rico
5. Trovagene Expands Business Development Efforts Through a Partnership with Leomics Associates, Inc.
6. Bayer Expands Its Hemophilia Leadership Development Program
7. AMPAC Fine Chemicals Expands Into Controlled Substance Manufacturing
8. Sanovas Expands Headquarters and Opens Manufacturing Site
9. PAREXEL Expands Alliance Network to Support Early Phase Patient Studies, Establishes Collaboration With University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
10. CutisPharma Expands Product Line with New Oral Suspension Prescription Compounding Kits
11. Myoderm Expands International Capabilities
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/26/2015)... PUNE, India , November ... --> ... / personal emergency response system ... grow steadily for 5 years ... growing region expected to see ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 2015 --> ... blends immunotherapy with Bremachlorin-photodynamic therapy for advanced cancer. ... immunotherapy with Bremachlorin-photodynamic therapy for advanced cancer.   ... immunotherapy with Bremachlorin-photodynamic therapy for advanced cancer.   ... that immunotherapy can be efficiently combined with photodynamic therapy ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( ) has ... Market Outlook to 2019 - Rise in Cardiac Disorders and ... report to their offering. Boston ... scientific and others. --> The ... Boston scientific and others. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Inevitably when people think ... customers choose to buy during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday massage chair ... to search the Internet high and low to find the best massage chair deals, ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Somu Sivaramakrishnan announced ... franchise owner, Somu now offers travelers, value and care based Travel Services, including ... sales, as well as, cabin upgrades and special amenities such as, shore excursions, ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Jobs in hospital medical laboratories and ... offered by healthcare staffing agency Aureus Medical Group . These fields, ... 2015 among those searching for healthcare jobs through the company’s website, ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... medical opinion process, participated in the 61st annual Employee Benefits Conference. The Employee ... took place Sunday, November 8th through Wednesday, November 11th, 2015. The conference was ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... health and wellness consultation, has collaborated with Women’s Web – an online ... queries on topics on mental and emotional well-being relationship, life balance, stress, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):