Collaborative Consulting Appoints William Gargano as Vice President of Life Sciences Practice

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New life sciences practice hire to drive growth in Mid-Atlantic region.

Collaborative Consulting, a professional services consultancy that delivers business and technology capabilities to accelerate an organization’s performance, today announced the appointment of William Gargano as Vice President of the Life Sciences Practice.

In his role at Collaborative, Mr. Gargano will be responsible for providing practice leadership and subject matter expertise, driving innovation, and delivering quality solutions to Collaborative Consulting’s Life Science clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Mr. Gargano has a demonstrated ability of leading and enabling professional service organizations to penetrate the highly competitive Life Sciences market.

“I am thrilled to join the Collaborative Consulting team to help grow our presence in the Mid-Atlantic region,” said Mr. Gargano. “Collaborative is uniquely positioned in the market, bringing a dynamic set of capabilities to our Life Sciences clients, and I plan to leverage my experience and continue to innovate and customize the right solutions to fit their needs.”

Mr. Gargano brings more than twenty-five years of experience in sales, marketing, service creation, and delivery in the Life Sciences vertical to his new role. He most recently held the title of Executive Vice President for North America at Computer Horizons. Mr. Gargano also served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Taratec Development, where he successfully engineered the turnaround of the organization. Prior to that, he was the Group Senior Vice President of IT at RCM Technologies, where he was responsible for establishing their Life Sciences Division.

Additionally, Mr. Gargano has served as a guest lecturer presenting at several IVT conferences on regulatory issues encompassing risk based validation, strategies for 21 CFR Part 11, and harmonizing validation. He has also taught courses on an array of topics, including project management, managing an outsourced provider, and coming into compliance.

“As Collaborative continues to focus on servicing the growing needs of our clients within the Life Sciences industry, it is essential that we bring individuals that have pertinent experience,” said William Robichaud, CEO, Collaborative Consulting. “Mr. Gargano has a strong background in regulatory compliance and his reputation and knowledge will complement our skilled team to further enhance our position in the market. We’re happy to welcome Bill to our team.”

Showcasing further commitment to Life Sciences Practice expansion in the Mid-Atlantic region, Collaborative Consulting appointed Brian Hughes as Senior Director of Business Development. Mr. Hughes’ primary responsibility will be to work jointly with, amongst others, Mr. Gargano to expand Collaborative’s Life Sciences footprint in the region. He brings more than twenty-three years of experience serving the Life Sciences industry to this position, having successfully supported numerous major Life Sciences clients throughout his career, such as Computer Task Group (CTG), PHT Corp., i3 Research, and BioFortis.

About Collaborative Consulting

Collaborative Consulting is a business and technology consulting firm headquartered outside of Boston, in Burlington, Massachusetts, with offices in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and a solution center in Wausau, Wisconsin. Collaborative delivers a comprehensive set of solutions focusing on business process and program management, information management, software solutions, and software performance and quality, with a set of focused industry services including the life sciences and financial services industries. With over 400 employees, Collaborative designs, architects, builds, plans, and implements technology-driven solutions at many leading enterprise- and mid-market sized companies. For more information, visit:

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