Oriana Zerbini – Chief Executive Officer
Dr Oriana Zerbini MD specialised in Cardiology, Pharmacology and in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at Padua, Modena and London Universities, respectively. She also received a Masters degree in Communication Skills from Bocconi University in Milan. Dr Zerbini spent twelve years working for a major international Pharmaceutical company where she was primarily responsible for leading clinical research programmes at national and international level.
Oriana is the Medical Director of CROMSOURCE, the company which she founded over 18 years ago. In this time she has lent her experience and expertise to many national and international clinical trials. These trials have been conducted for sponsor organisations of all sizes and at all phases of development. Her therapeutic area experience includes (but is not limited to) oncology, respiratory, cardiovascular, metabolic, rheumatology, CNS, infective disease, cardiology and vaccines. Oriana is also a key organiser in CROMSOURCE’s international development and over the last few years has established several European and North American strategic alliances.
Carlo Zerbini – Chief Financial Officer
Carlo Zerbini has more than 30 years’ experience in the finance field. Before joining CROMSOURCE, he gained experience in the Accounting and HR divisions in the previous working experiences. In 2002 he started to work for CROMSOURCE as Finance & Human Resource Manager Director; from February 2011 has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with the responsibility for the financial management of CROMSOURCE and oversight of Human Resource activities.
Troy W. McCall - Chief Operating Officer
Dr. McCall has nearly twenty-five years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, having worked for more than a decade each in increasingly senior positions in specialty pharma and life sciences services companies. He has a proven track record of success in leading and growing start-up, small, and medium-sized organizations. He has been a managing partner and/or CEO at four companies.
Dr. McCall has consistently been successful in building value through a disciplined business approach which includes, but is not limited to, cost rationalization and expense management resulting in industry-leading margins, hands-on and effective engagement with clients, FDA, and other stakeholders, active participation with the sales and marketing organizations to significantly improve top-line results, and top-grading talent at all levels. He has extensive experience with growing and transforming companies and developing successful, sustainable organizations. Dr. McCall has served as an advisor to private equity firms to support their investment activities, both for potential new investments as well as providing guidance to their existing portfolio companies.
In addition, he advises The Reagan-Udall Foundation for the Food and Drug Administration where he leads the Innovation in Medical Evidence Development and Surveillance (IMEDS) program, a public-private partnership comprised of a variety of stakeholders (FDA, regulated industry, academia, advocates, and others) with the goal of optimizing the way in which large observational healthcare datasets are managed to improve the safety of marketed medical products.
Simona Colazzo - Chief HR Officer
Simona was awarded a degree in Biological Science at the University of Parma. She joined CROMSOURCE in 2002, starting her career in pharmacovigilance and then leading numerous national and international clinical trials in various therapeutic areas as a project manager. She then focused on quality assurance management, performing more than fifty in-house and on-site national and international audits. After eight years of progressive management experience she became Executive Director of CROMSOURCE, responsible for the successful management of the organization according to the company vision and corporate strategy.
Debbie Kent - Global Head of TalentSource Life Sciences
Debbie has worked in the pharmaceutical industry since 1992 and she joined CROMSOURCE in 2016 as Global Head of TalentSource Life Sciences Unit. Debbie’s previous role was Head of Insourcing at one of the top 3 CROs and was heavily involved in the Strategic Management and development of the Functional Services Department.
Debbie has global management experience, leading a large management team throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. Prior to this, she was Head of Marketing, Business Development and Staffing in a niche data management and biometrics company. Debbie studied marketing and business in the UK and is focused on leadership excellence.
Kerry Dyson - Global Head Clinical Research Division
Kerry Dyson was awarded an MSc and PhD in exercise physiology from McMaster University (Canada) and Leeds Metropolitan University (UK), respectively. After a brief academic career he joined the industry in 1999 with Innovex Ltd (part of the Quintiles group). He then worked in roles of increasing seniority within operational clinical development at Innovex and Novartis pharmaceuticals until joining Catalyst Pharma Group (CPG) in 2003, becoming Head of EU Operations in 2004. Kerry’s focus then moved from purely operational activities to include strategic and corporate developmental responsibilities.
A large part of this role involved marketing and business development in across Europe and the USA. After providing significant support to the sale of the major part of CGP’s business to ICON plc, Kerry joined CROMSOURCE in 2008 with responsibility for contribution to corporate strategy, leading UK operations and business development. In 2011 Kerry became Director of Marketing and Communications whilst also retaining his role as Head of UK Operations. In 2016 Kerry transitioned into another leadership role at CROMSOURCE, to become Global Head of the Clinical Research Division.
Antoinette Torres Frankum - Vice President US Operations
Antoinette has nearly 20 years’ experience leading and managing clinical trials in the Biotech, Pharma, and Medical Device Industry. Since 2009, Antoinette has been focused on managing and developing the US activities and clinical operations for CROMSOURCE, Inc.
In addition to opening up the local US branch in Los Angeles, California, Antoinette has been supporting the expansion of CROMSOURCE US offices and capabilities with the acquisition of Pleiad, a full service Medical Device and Ophthalmology CRO, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Antoinette received her Bachelors Degree from University of California, Los Angeles. She is a professional member of Drug Information Association (DIA) and Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP).
David Jackson - Director Biometrics Division
David Jackson earned his Statistics BSc. Hons. from The University of Glasgow and his MSc. in Statistics from the University of Sheffield. As a statistician he continues to take a special interest in the statistical challenges in complex trials where there is high dependence of multiple within patient observations (such as ophthalmic trials using data from both eyes). After a brief career in the service industry he joined the pharmaceutical industry in 2002, working as a statistician across all Phases for a major CRO. Spending a significant time with a biometrics specialist CRO and having always worked as a service provider has given David the insight into how full service and FSP models can support the pharmaceutical and medical device industries and of the importance of meeting our customer’s needs.
David joined CROMSOURCE in 2010 and as Head of the Biostatistics and Programing group oversaw the growth of the department and the streamlining of procedures to better meet the needs of our pharmaceutical and medical device sponsors. Now in charge of the Biometrics department David continues to support continual improvements to exceed our sponsor expectations. David is experienced across all areas of product development from statistical consultancy to FDA and EMA submission. David has represented our Sponsors at FDA (CDER, CBER and CDRH) and EMA meetings, interactions, audits and inspections and is comfortable advising and presenting on all biometrics aspects across a range of therapeutic areas. David’s skills are evident in communicating often complex biometrics procedures in non-complex language removing the fear from biometrics and opening the ‘black box’ for our sponsors.
David Dills - Director Regulatory Services
David joined CROMSOURCE in 2018 as Regulatory Services Department Director. He has more than 28 years’ of leadership experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry within the regulatory affairs and compliance space. He has held positions of increasing responsibility with sponsors and service providers of various sizes, including large, global OEM’s/sponsors, consultancies and a global CRO, as well as virtual, small, mid and large-sized enterprises. He has worked with clients in ASEAN/APAC, EMEA and The Americas, and certainly with FDA and the global Health Authorities with product portfolios covering multiple therapeutic areas and medical specialties. He is providing the global regulatory capabilities and regulatory intelligence support for clients and collaborating with our internal stakeholders. In addition, to being a professional member with industry associations, advisory boards, prolific speaker at industry events, he navigates the regulatory landscape throughout the product life cycle and regulatory crisis management. In addition, David is responsible for the development and launch of new services in the Regulatory and Strategic Consulting space.
Margherita Mosconi - Chief Services Officer
Margherita Mosconi was awarded a BSc in Biological Science at the University of Pavia. She then joined a major global pharmaceutical company as a CRA and over the subsequent eleven years progressed through roles in national and international project management. Margherita then joined CROMSOURCE as Clinical Research Operations Director overseeing the operational delivery of hundreds of trials at all phases of development.
From 2007 to 2016, Margherita has successfully overseen and expanded the global business development establishing many successful client relationships and strategic partnerships. She was responsible for driving the Company’s business growth leading the Business Development Department and the Marketing & Communication Department. After almost ten years spent in the commercial field, from March 2017 she drives the Corporate Communication contributing to share CROMSOURCE mission, vision and values. Moreover she is responsible for the development of new services in the Regulatory and Consulting area and supports the Senior Management in guaranteeing the efficiencies and effectiveness of the operational and commercial processes.
Silvio Severini - Managing Director of Techorizon
Silvio joined CROMSOURCE in 2001 as Clinical Monitor for Diabetic Clinical Trials, developing an expertise and robust experience of the Clinical Operations Processes. In 2004 he became Responsible for the General Services department and suppliers qualification. In 2005 he was nominated head IT Unit where in cooperation with his Team he started the development a customized tools for Pharma Industry (all validated according to the GAMP 4/5), Bank and Manufacturing market. In 2005 the first CROMSOURCE’ CTMS was delivered.
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CROMSOURCE offers its employees opportunities to build up a versatile
expertise by working on different projects. Aside day-to-day work, most of our employees are involved in interdisciplinary projects aiming to respond to our customers needs better by improving existing processes and contributing to the development of new procedures, products, internal IT applications, etc.
Additionally, employees of
CROMSOURCE are also rewarded with development opportunities as a high percentage of them are promoted or have changed to another role during their time at CROMSOURCE.
CROMSOURCE have built a strong and deserved reputation based on professionalism, responsibility and proactiveness. Their teams are completely dedicated, highly professional and responsible, with good analytical skills. I would recommend CROMSOURCE unreservedly to anyone seeking support with aspect of their clinical development projects.