Committee Composition

Tarek Sherif

A founder of Medidata Solutions, Tarek has served as CEO since 2001 and chairman since 2009.  He has more than 30 years of leadership experience in health-tech and finance. Including Medidata’s successful public offering in 2009, Tarek has led Medidata from startup to becoming the leading provider of cloud-based solutions to the life science industry, supporting clinical development globally while defining the vertical cloud company business model.

Tarek received his BA from Yale University and MBA from Columbia Business School.  He serves on the boards of the Partnership Fund for NYC and Blue Legacy International, a not-for-profit organization focused on preserving our water resources.

Glen de Vries

Glen is the president and co-founder of Medidata, and the original architect of the Medidata Rave platform. With his deep expertise in medical research and understanding of technology’s role in streamlining complex processes, Glen has been driving Medidata's vision since the company’s inception: Delivering cloud-based solutions to transform the life science industry's approach to bringing new treatments to market.

Glen received his BS in molecular biology and genetics from Carnegie Mellon University, worked as a research scientist at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and studied computer science at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematics. He is the holder of numerous patents for clinical trial innovations, and is a member of the board of the Young Scientist Foundation and chairman of the board of Dancing Classrooms.

Carlos Dominguez

Carlos Dominguez is a senior vice president in Cisco’s Office of the Chairman of the Board and CEO. As a leader who helped build Cisco's multi-billion dollar service provider business, a technology visionary and an early adopter of social media, Carlos has deep insight into how communications and collaboration can transform organizations, engage customers and revitalize communities.

A passionate technology evangelist, Carlos speaks to audiences worldwide about leadership, innovation, collaboration, social media, and how new technologies, as they converge, will shape the ways we work, live, play and learn in the future.

Neil Kurtz MD

Neil has served on Medidata's board of directors since 2002. He also serves on the board of directors of TeamHealth, the nation’s leading provider of emergency department services.

Currently, Neil is president and CEO of Golden Living, a leading provider of long-term care. He was president and CEO of Worldwide Clinical Trials, an international clinical research operation purchased by United HealthGroup in 1999.

He holds a BA in psychology from New York University and an MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

George McCulloch

George has served as a director of Medidata since 2004. He is co-CEO of Level Equity Management, LLC, a private investment firm he founded that invests in growth-stage software and Internet businesses.

George was previously a managing director at Insight Venture Partners and a member of the technology investment team at Summit Partners. He is a director of various privately-held technology businesses and a trustee of ARTstor, a non-profit initiative founded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that builds technology to enhance teaching and learning in the arts.

He holds a BA from Stanford University.

Lee Shapiro

Lee Shapiro is managing partner at 7wire Ventures, a growth capital firm that invests in healthcare, energy and education. Prior to 7wire, Lee was with Allscripts for over 13 years and served as president from 2001 through 2012. During his tenure, Allscripts grew from $30M to over $1.3B in revenues.

Lee brings to our board of directors significant experience in directing strategic initiatives at a global public healthcare technology company. He holds a BA in accounting from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and earned his JD from the University of Chicago Law School.

Robert B. Taylor

Bob has served on Medidata’s board of directors since April 2008. He is the senior vice president for finance and administration for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a nonprofit, tax-exempt, educational organization in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Bob has served on the boards of a wide range of for-profit companies and charitable organizations. Prior to joining The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Bob served as vice president and treasurer of Wesleyan University. He holds a BA, magna cum laude, from St. Lawrence University.

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Tarek Sherif
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Tarek Sherif
Chairman & CEO

A founder of Medidata Solutions, Tarek has served as CEO since 2001 and chairman since 2009.  He has more than 30 years of leadership experience in health-tech and finance. Including Medidata’s successful public offering in 2009, Tarek has led Medidata from startup to becoming the leading provider of cloud-based solutions to the life science industry, supporting clinical development globally while defining the vertical cloud company business model.

Tarek received his BA from Yale University and MBA from Columbia Business School.  He serves on the boards of the Partnership Fund for NYC and Blue Legacy International, a not-for-profit organization focused on preserving our water resources.

     
Glen de Vries
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Glen de Vries
President

Glen is the president and co-founder of Medidata, and the original architect of the Medidata Rave platform. With his deep expertise in medical research and understanding of technology’s role in streamlining complex processes, Glen has been driving Medidata's vision since the company’s inception: Delivering cloud-based solutions to transform the life science industry's approach to bringing new treatments to market.

Glen received his BS in molecular biology and genetics from Carnegie Mellon University, worked as a research scientist at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and studied computer science at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematics. He is the holder of numerous patents for clinical trial innovations, and is a member of the board of the Young Scientist Foundation and chairman of the board of Dancing Classrooms.

     
Carlos Dominguez
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Carlos Dominguez
SVP, Office of the Chairman of the Board and CEO, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Carlos Dominguez is a senior vice president in Cisco’s Office of the Chairman of the Board and CEO. As a leader who helped build Cisco's multi-billion dollar service provider business, a technology visionary and an early adopter of social media, Carlos has deep insight into how communications and collaboration can transform organizations, engage customers and revitalize communities.

A passionate technology evangelist, Carlos speaks to audiences worldwide about leadership, innovation, collaboration, social media, and how new technologies, as they converge, will shape the ways we work, live, play and learn in the future.

 
Neil Kurtz MD
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Neil Kurtz MD
President & CEO, Golden Living

Neil has served on Medidata's board of directors since 2002. He also serves on the board of directors of TeamHealth, the nation’s leading provider of emergency department services.

Currently, Neil is president and CEO of Golden Living, a leading provider of long-term care. He was president and CEO of Worldwide Clinical Trials, an international clinical research operation purchased by United HealthGroup in 1999.

He holds a BA in psychology from New York University and an MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

 
George McCulloch
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George McCulloch
Co-CEO, Level Equity Management, LLC

George has served as a director of Medidata since 2004. He is co-CEO of Level Equity Management, LLC, a private investment firm he founded that invests in growth-stage software and Internet businesses.

George was previously a managing director at Insight Venture Partners and a member of the technology investment team at Summit Partners. He is a director of various privately-held technology businesses and a trustee of ARTstor, a non-profit initiative founded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that builds technology to enhance teaching and learning in the arts.

He holds a BA from Stanford University.

 
Lee Shapiro
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Lee Shapiro
Managing Partner, 7wire Ventures

Lee Shapiro is managing partner at 7wire Ventures, a growth capital firm that invests in healthcare, energy and education. Prior to 7wire, Lee was with Allscripts for over 13 years and served as president from 2001 through 2012. During his tenure, Allscripts grew from $30M to over $1.3B in revenues.

Lee brings to our board of directors significant experience in directing strategic initiatives at a global public healthcare technology company. He holds a BA in accounting from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and earned his JD from the University of Chicago Law School.

 
Robert B. Taylor
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Robert B. Taylor
SVP for Finance and Administration, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Bob has served on Medidata’s board of directors since April 2008. He is the senior vice president for finance and administration for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a nonprofit, tax-exempt, educational organization in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Bob has served on the boards of a wide range of for-profit companies and charitable organizations. Prior to joining The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Bob served as vice president and treasurer of Wesleyan University. He holds a BA, magna cum laude, from St. Lawrence University.

 
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