Global Partner of Choice
LabConnect is an independent, global, one-stop-shop focused on delivering Central Laboratory Services and Functional Service Provider (FSP) Solutions that are tailor-made, timely, and flexible.
LabConnect provides unparalleled program oversight and support to meet the evolving study demands of traditional to increasingly complex clinical trials.
We create healthier communities by accelerating the development of new medicines for patients
around the world.
Executive Leadership Team
Dawn is an accomplished leader with diverse experience working across a range of industries for global private and public companies from small to large in scale. Prior to joining LabConnect, Dawn held various leadership positions in companies such as ProPharma Group, EnvisionRxOptions, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Medco Health Solutions, and Hay Group. In addition to serving as LabConnect’s CEO, she serves on several boards within the life sciences focused on services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies. Dawn attended college at Miami University in Ohio and completed her graduate degree at NYU.
Brian is an experienced global finance executive with over 30 years of professional services experience, including 22 years in the Life Sciences Industry. Brian previously served as CFO for Worldwide Clinical Trials which followed two decades at PPD, where he held senior leadership positions in global finance and accounting. Brian’s experience in helping companies succeed during periods of hypergrowth is invaluable as LabConnect continues its strong growth momentum. Brian holds an MBA, MS in Tax Accounting, and BS in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Cindy has more than 25 years of leadership experience in public and private full-service CROs where she has led the global expansion of Phase II-IV business, along with business support functions, resulting in substantial organizational growth. She brings a deep understanding of customer challenges in drug development and is known for driving transformation. Cindy’s customer-centric approach is derived from experience in operations and commercial. She is passionate about serving customers and creating high-performing teams that do the same. Most recently, Cindy served as SVP, Commercial for PPD, a large, global CRO. She earned a Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dale brings over 40 years of Information Technology professional experience across a variety of industries, from defense and semiconductor manufacturing to healthcare commercial and clinical laboratories. Dale is responsible for all technology initiatives, overall direction for the company’s technology products, and for application development processes companywide. Prior to LabConnect, he served as Chief Information Officer at Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, a large Commercial and Hospital-based Laboratory in the Northwest, which LabCorp acquired. Dale has also held a variety of leadership roles at Carilion Clinic Laboratories, which Quest acquired, and TriCore Reference Laboratories.
Debra is responsible for developing and executing people-centered strategies to support LabConnect’s success. She previously served as Corporate Vice President, North America for DiaSorin, where she was responsible for the strategic direction and execution of all Human Resource programs. Debra has held global leadership roles within biotechnology, healthcare, and service industries, including Amplifon Americas, 3M HIS, and GE Capital IT Solutions. She is a Senior Professional (SPHR) with the Society of Human Resource Management and Strategic Human Resource Leadership from Cornell University.
Dennis brings over 20 years of industry and leadership experience to his role as Chief Operating Officer. Over his career, Dennis has demonstrated the ability to drive major change initiatives and programs focused on process improvement, organizational effectiveness, and client success. Prior to joining LabConnect, Dennis held diverse leadership roles such as President Pharmacovigilance, SVP Business Development, VP Strategic Initiatives & Research, and Head of Strategic Business Planning within the life sciences industry in North America and Europe. Dennis earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University.
Jean Marie is a strategic marketing leader with extensive global experience supporting a range of industries from life sciences, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices, and telecommunications. Over her career, Jean Marie has held various leadership positions for public and private companies such as ProPharma Group, EnvisionRxOptions (Rite-Aid), Medco Health Solutions, Verizon, British Telecom, and Alcatel-Lucent. Jean Marie has an MBA from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Telecommunications, and French from the State University of New York in Albany.
As one of LabConnect’s founding partners, Jeff brings more than 30 years of global leadership experience in operations and business development across the pharmaceutical research and healthcare industries. Jeff is responsible for the ongoing development of LabConnect’s global partnerships and capabilities. Prior to LabConnect, Jeff was the Founder and Director of Nexus Health Management International, where he was involved in the development of inpatient behavioral health services in Southeast Asia. Previously, he served as Vice President of Strategic Alliance Development for Charter Behavioral Health Systems, Vice President of Operations/ Development at Option Care, Inc., and Franchise Operations Manager for Medicine Shoppe International. Jeff earned his BA in Economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
John is a proven leader with more than 20 years of experience in the clinical drug development industry. Having started his career in research as a study coordinator, John has an in-depth understanding of the full clinical trial life cycle. John is accomplished at leading large cross-functional teams and managing complex global trials for pharma and biotech partners. Prior to joining LabConnect, John served as Vice President of Client Services in the Central and Specialty Lab division of a large full-service CRO and has held various senior leadership positions in Clinical Operations. John earned his International Business Degree and Management Information Systems degree from Texas Tech University and his Juris Doctor degree from South Texas College of Law.
Marc is an experienced healthcare executive with a track record of defining and monetizing global and European growth strategies across the pharmaceutical and digital health industries. He’s held leadership roles in several global and European companies, such as Merck/MSD, Express Scripts, Teva Pharmaceuticals, ProPharma Group, and Qualizorg BV. Marc holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy from Avans University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. Marc was also appointed as a Member and Open Innovation in Science Expert (IOS) at the Scientific Advisory Board of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute at the University of Salzburg, Austria.
Nicole is an experienced clinical development professional with over 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry. For 20 years, Nicole has been building and supporting Functional Service Provider (FSP) teams, listening to understand the challenge to be solved and partnering with clients to create a bespoke solution. She has experience leading large global multi-functional teams with models from 2 FTEs growing to over 50 FTEs supporting mid-size biotech companies, as well as teams of over 400 FTEs supporting top 10 pharma companies. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from the University of Alabama.
LabConnect prides itself on building deep and lasting partnerships with our clients and colleagues across the globe.
a win-win for all.
achieve our goals.