New York, NY (PRWEB) February 18, 2010
Intrasphere Technologies, a leading consulting and solutions firm that provides business-focused services and software solutions to Life Sciences organizations, announced today a number of appointments to its leadership team including additions to the Finance department, Drug Safety practice and Business Development teams.
"We believe great people make great companies and we are so pleased to welcome the new members to our team. They join the highly talented team we already have in place and will help us deliver exceptional results for our clients," said Samuel Goldman, Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer, Intrasphere Technologies. "Intrasphere continues to enter new geographies while expanding the depth and breadth of the solutions we offer to Life Sciences organizations. As our organization continues to grow, we look to our talented and dedicated team members to strengthen our reputation as innovators in the industry," Goldman said.
Ira Riesenberg, Vice President, Finance and Administration:
Riesenberg comes to Intrasphere with more than 25 years financial leadership experience. Most recently he has served as a senior financial consultant for several software and consulting companies in the healthcare and telecommunications industries. Previously, he served as CFO of Wimba, a leading software provider of collaboration tools to the higher education market where he played a key role in strategic growth initiatives, helping the company access capital markets through private placements, bringing mergers and acquisitions to closure, and integrating them into operations. Prior to joining Wimba, he worked at Dynamicsoft, a telecommunications software firm, where he served as corporate controller. While there he helped raise over $75 million through several private equity offerings, before assisting in the sale of the company to Cisco Systems. Riesenberg previously served as controller at Juno Online Services, an Internet service provider, where he helped the company go public. Riesenberg began his career at the CPA firm of Stanley Marks & Company. A certified public accountant, Riesenberg holds a B.B.A. in accounting from Pace University.
Intrasphere expands its industry leading Drug Safety practice with two new members. They join the team providing drug safety risk management and pharmacovigilance solutions and services to the Company's growing portfolio of clients.
Suzanne Tepper, PharmD, R.Ph., Practice Manager, Drug Safety:
Tepper comes to Intrasphere with over twelve years of drug safety experience. She is a registered pharmacist with many years of experience in both retail and hospital pharmacy practices, and now specializes in clinical trial, post-marketing, regulatory and systems aspects of Pharmacovigilance. She comes to Intrasphere from Sentrx where she served as Vice President of Pharmacovigilance Client Services, managing account relationships and an internal case processing team for several small-to-mid-sized global pharmaceutical companies. Previously, she led and managed numerous Pharmacovigilance and risk management implementations at various large global pharmaceutical organizations including Sanofi-Aventis, among others.
Catalina McHale, RN, MSJ, Practice Manager, Drug Safety:
McHale is a Registered Nurse with a Masters degree in Health and Technology Law. She is a subject matter expert and specializes in drug safety, legal and regulatory affairs. McHale is certified in Healthcare Compliance. She was previously with Bayer where she was a Pharmacovigilance Compliance Consultant. Prior to that she was at Novartis Consumer Health, first as a Medical Safety Associate in Drug Safety Quality, Training & Compliance, and then as a Manager in Pharmacovigilance and Compliance.
Christen Zampillo, Program Manager:
Intrasphere welcomes Christen Zampillo. Zampillo is dedicated to the MidWest region where she is responsible for client satisfaction, managing delivery and supporting continued regional growth. Zampillo boasts over ten years of experience in managing projects for Life Sciences organizations. She specializes in program and project management, quality system strategy and implementation, business process definition and improvement, and regulatory compliance projects. Most recently Zampillo served as Senior Manager at Clarkston Consulting where she was responsible for Project and Program Management for a wide variety of projects including business process design and remediation projects, among others, across the global client base.
Keri Collette, Business Development Manager, New England Region:
Keri Collette joins Intrasphere as a Business Development Manager dedicated to the New England region. She will play an important leadership role in this high growth area for the company. Collette is a seasoned business professional with an in-depth knowledge of the competitive Life Sciences industry. She has extensive experience working with Medicare, reimbursement and contracting strategies for commercial operations of pharmaceutical companies and health plans. She also specializes in developing strategies for products and services within multiple healthcare industries. Collette previously served as Director, Client Engagements and Business Development for Alliance Life Sciences Consulting Group. Prior to Alliance she held management roles at several pharmaceutical and health care organizations including Fuld & Company and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. In addition, she currently serves as Vice President on the Boston Board of Directors for Healthcare Businesswomen's Association.
About Intrasphere Technologies
Intrasphere is a consulting and solutions firm focused on the Life Sciences industry. We provide comprehensive, business-focused services and software solutions that help companies achieve meaningful results.
We have been helping clients to achieve desired results for more than a decade by keeping their interests foremost in our minds at all times. The combination of our services and product strength coupled with our intellectual capital and character sets us apart as an industry leader.
Our professionals leverage strategic acumen, deep industry knowledge and proven project execution abilities to deliver superior service that builds true business value.
Intrasphere's strategy, business process and technology services are developed to specifically address areas that are critical to the success of our clients including; Drug Safety, Clinical, Regulatory and Regulated Content Management.
Our hands-on experience enables us to intimately understand the unique nature of the Life Sciences working environment and clients' need to reduce costs, drive business processes and efficiency and speed-to-market, while satisfying regulatory mandates.
Many of the world's leading global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies look to Intrasphere as their trusted solutions partner.