Press Release Kinetiq Announces the Addition of Key Executives; Two Will Speak at Upcoming Clinical Research Conferences

SEATTLE, WA (April 14, 2016) Kinetiq, a new division of Quorum Review IRB with a focus on providing consulting and IT services, is proud to announce the completion of its executive leadership team.

“I’m thrilled with the addition of our new leadership,” says Cami Gearhart, CEO. “Each of our new executives brings the talent and experience needed to keep Kinetiq at the forefront of providing services to the global clinical research community.”

kinetiq-mitchell-parrishMitchell Parrish joins Kinetiq as Vice President of Legal Affairs. Mr. Parrish has served in both in-house and outside counsel roles focused on life sciences and human subject protection; he has been a consultant to the National Cancer Institute and an attorney with the global law firm K&L Gates. Mr. Parrish is a frequent speaker on clinical trial topics and is a published author on regulatory affairs. He is a member of the bar associations in Washington and Oregon, a member of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, a Certified IRB Professional and holds Regulatory Affairs Certification. Mr. Parrish will co-present along with Dr. Owen Garrick, CEO of Bridge Clinical, at the ACRP Annual Meeting in a panel session titled “Social Media in Clinical Trial Patient Recruitment” on Saturday, April 16.

kinetiq-james-riddleJames Riddle joins Kinetiq as Vice President of Client Services. Prior to joining Kinetiq, Mr. Riddle served as Assistant Director at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, one of the nation’s largest independent cancer research centers, and he has over 15 years of experience leading private and academic human subject protection programs. Mr. Riddle has served as a site visitor for the Association for Accreditation of Human Subject Protection Programs, is a faculty member, mentor, and regular speaker for Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research, has served on the Board of the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research and is a Certified IRB Professional. Mr. Riddle will present at the AAHRPP Annual Conference in a breakout session titled “Single IRB Review: Retooling Your Staff” on Wednesday, April 20.

kinetiq-kyle-maedaKyle Maeda has been selected to be the Vice President of Information Technology for Kinetiq. Mr. Maeda brings over 20 years of experience improving the performance of global technology firms. As a senior executive, Mr. Maeda has solved business transformation challenges in multiple industries focusing on global strategy and delivery excellence. Most recently, Mr. Maeda was principal of a cross-industry management consulting practice focused on the innovative use of technology. He also led the global IT team for a Fortune 200 manufacturing firm and provided mergers and acquisitions as well as technology leadership for a Global 1000 wireless carrier.

“The diverse leadership experience and strategic excellence of these executives will quickly position Kinetiq for growth as a leader in clinical trials consulting and software solutions,” said Tom Favillo, President and COO of Quorum.

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About Kinetiq
Kinetiq is a consulting and technology division of Quorum that delivers innovative solutions to the challenges of human subjects protections and compliance in clinical research. Kinetiq works with clinical researchers, research institutions, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies—as well as others around the world—to develop contemporary approaches to a changing landscape.


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