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A founder of Medidata Solutions, Tarek has served as CEO since 2001 and chairman since 2009. Including Medidata’s successful public offering in 2009, Tarek has led Medidata from startup to becoming the leading global provider of cloud-based solutions to the life science industry and one of the largest public technology companies founded in New York City.  Medidata is the global leader in collecting and managing clinical trial data and supports trials in more than 120 countries, while defining the vertical cloud company business model. Medidata’s mission is to power smarter treatments and healthier people.

Tarek has more than 30 years of leadership experience in health-tech and finance. Prior to Medidata, he co-managed and managed equity funds focused on public and private technology and life sciences companies, as well as holding various positions in finance.

Tarek received his BA in economics from Yale University in 1984 and graduated from Columbia Business School in 1991, where he earned a degree in business administration and finance. He serves as the co-chair of the Partnership Fund for New York City, which is focused on creating business opportunities and jobs for city residents. Tarek also sits on the advisory board of Students on Ice, a not-for-profit organization focused on inspiring youth through educational expeditions to the polar regions,​ the Musculoskeletal Advisory Board at NYU Langone Medical Center​, ​and Defy Ventures—a New York-based non-profit dedicated to​ providing business leadership ​training ​and entrepreneurial ​education to​ people with criminal histories.

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Glen is the president and co-founder of Medidata, and the original architect of Medidata's cloud platform. With his deep expertise in medical research and understanding of technology’s role in streamlining complex processes, Glen has been driving Medidata's mission since the company’s inception: Powering smarter treatments and healthier people.

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.

You can follow Glen on Twitter at @CaptainClinical.

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Responsible for Medidata's financial and investor relations functions, Bergmann brings a breadth of experience to his role as CFO.

Previously, Rouven was CFO of the multi-billion dollar software business SAP North America, where he was responsible for overseeing all financial activities for SAP’s largest business unit. His key accomplishments include driving SAP’s transition from a traditional licensing model to SaaS and leading transformational acquisition integrations. Since joining SAP in 2005, Bergmann served as chief operating officer for SAP’s global R&D organization, as well as in key leadership roles in Waldorf, Germany; Bangalore, India; and Palo Alto.

Rouven holds masters degrees in mechanical engineering and business administration from Technical University of Kaiserslautern in Germany, and a PhD in economics and finance from the University of Munich in Germany.

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Mike brings a unique blend of client-facing operational experience and strong technical knowledge to his role as head of operations at Medidata. In his capacity as COO, Mike oversees delivery of all of the company’s products and services, including product management, software development, data science, professional services and marketing.

Prior to joining Medidata, Mike spent an impressive 25 years at ADP, where he was most recently the CIO and CVP of product development. One of the world’s largest B2B software providers—serving more than 200,000 clients and over 14 million users—and a key pioneer in the development of the cloud computing industry and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model, ADP earned a number of accolades for its technology leadership and innovations during Mike’s tenure. Notable achievements include being named to Forbes magazine’s list of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” and Computerworld's list of the “100 Best Places To Work In IT” in 2013, as well as being among 2013’s top 100 companies on the InformationWeek 500—an annual list of the top business technology innovators in the United States.

In addition to his day-to-day responsibilities, Mike is a trustee for Medidata’s charitable foundation and serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations. He holds a BS in computer science from Dickinson College and an MBA in finance from Pace University.

You can follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeCapone_.

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Steve brings over 25 years of technology industry experience to Medidata, where he leads all corporate development activities and strategic technology partnerships.

Previously, Steve spent 10 years with Rovi Corp (formerly Macrovision Corp), where he held roles of increasing importance. As SVP of corporate development, he helped transform the Company into a global leader in digital content search and discovery, video distribution and advertising, as well as facilitated Rovi’s increase of market capitalization from $1B to over $3B—completing over 20 separate acquisitions and divestitures across a six-year time span. In the years prior to Rovi, Steve held positions at ShoreTel, Inc., AltaVista, Compaq and Apple, as well as founded a software company that provided medical data analysis solutions to cardiologists.

Steve received his JD from Harvard Law School and holds a BS and BA from UC Davis in computer science / mathematics and economics.

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Steve brings more than 25 years of customer-facing executive management experience in healthcare and technology to his position as vice chairman. In this role, he is responsible for expanding Medidata's market, key customer relationships, and leadership development.

In more than a decade of continuous service with Medidata, Steve has been instrumental in the company’s growth. His track record includes a series of progressive roles including executive management of many of Medidata’s key commercial and operational organizations.

Previously, Steve served as vice president of sales at I-Many, helping to prepare its successful IPO in July 2000, and spent five years as a business development executive for the Janis Group.

Steve received his BS from the University of Delaware.

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Julie is responsible for the vision and direction of Medidata’s technology strategy and leads the organization that designs, develops, delivers and supports the company’s client-facing products, platform and IT infrastructure. 

Throughout her career, Julie has led the establishment, growth and scale of innovative and business driven product and technology. Previously, she was with WageWorks for nine years—most recently as SVP and CIO—where she led the corporate IT organization, including product development, enterprise applications, and technical support and operations. Julie also spent over a decade in engineering and technology leadership positions, responsible for factory automation software used in high-tech manufacturing.

Julie holds a BS from UC Berkeley and an MS from UC Davis. 

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As chief data officer, David provides vision and leadership for all Medidata initiatives related to data management, innovative analytics, and related business development.

Previously, David was VP of the science division at AIG, where his team developed proprietary predictive models for insurance markets. He was responsible for predicting auto crashes and securities litigation, managing earthquake and hurricane risk, and estimating credit risk of receivables. Prior to AIG, David worked in quantitative and analytical consulting roles at Mercer, a Marsh & McLennan company.

 A recipient of the 2012 SAS Enterprise Excellence Award, David holds a BS in biometry and statistics from Cornell University and an MA in statistics from Columbia University.

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Simon oversees the Company’s overall marketing strategy, including product marketing, corporate communications, digital, marketing operations and demand generation across all regions.

In his nearly 20 years in the tech space, Simon has held a variety of marketing and sales leadership roles. He joins us from Rackspace, where he served as VP of global marketing, leading the development of its “managed cloud” positioning and go-to-market – ultimately creating a new category in the cloud market. Previously, Simon spent eight years with Microsoft, where he led central marketing & communications organizations in France and in Asia, and was most recently head of partner sales and marketing for the Asia-Pacific region. During his tenure, Simon built scalable and programmatic marketing engines to deliver a seamless customer and partner experience across 12 markets. Earlier in his career, he also worked for HP and Orange Business Services.

As a result of his innovative efforts, Simon was recently named one of the 100 most innovative CMOs in the world by Hot Topics Magazine. He holds an MBA from Grenoble Graduate School of Business in France.

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Mike manages Medidata’s legal affairs and serves as the company’s corporate secretary. His principal areas of focus are securities compliance, corporate governance, commercial negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property and providing legal and strategic advice to the management team and board of directors.

Mike has over 15 years of legal experience working with public and private companies in a variety of industries. Prior to Medidata, he worked for The BISYS Group, Inc. (acquired by Citibank) and held various counsel roles at Globespan and Conexant.

Mike holds a law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and received his BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Michael brings more than 15 years of broad commercial and life sciences experience to his role at Medidata, where he leads the Company’s enterprise accounts and operationalizes its steady growth strategy.

Before joining Medidata, Michael served as vice president and general manager of DocuSign’s enterprise and healthcare life sciences organization. Prior to that, he was senior vice president and general manager of SAP’s billion-dollar-plus US East Coast Market Unit, driving transformation across sales, marketing, operations, value engineering, solution engineering, channels and professional services functions.

Michael has held positions at multiple companies across the healthcare ecosystem, including top-tier pharma companies Bristol-Myers Squibb and American Home Products (now part of Pfizer), cloud solutions provider Model N and healthcare start-ups. He earned a BA in economics from Lafayette College and an MBA in finance and marketing from the New York University Stern School of Business.

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Michael leads Medidata's global commercial organization. He brings more than 25 years of industry experience and a proven track record of building and scaling teams, in both start-up and high growth environments, to his role at Medidata.

Michael previously served as chief revenue officer of Tangoe, a multinational technology company that provides cloud solutions to effectively manage IT assets and services. Prior to Tangoe, he spent 14 years within IBM's software group that included a series of executive positions with roles of increasing responsibility. He served as VP of worldwide analytic solution sales, where he was responsible for sales, technical sales and channels that drove over $1.5B in annual revenue.

Earlier in his career, Michael worked at Ford Motor Company, Univision, ASC and Schooner Information Technology. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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With over 25 years of experience and executive leadership in human resources and business administration, Eileen is responsible for leading the strategic growth and development of Medidata’s global team.

Before Medidata, Eileen spent five years with Rovi Corporation, a publicly traded digital media entertainment software and services company, where she managed all workforce and human resources activity for 2,500 employees worldwide. Throughout her career, Eileen has also held a range of executive positions at Caspian Networks, Inc., Exodus Communications, AppGenesys, Inc., Apple Computer, Charles Schwab, Inc. and Tandem Computers, Inc.

Eileen received her MS from Pepperdine University and BS from the University of San Francisco.

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With more than 15 years of leadership experience focused on growing technology businesses, Erik brings a wealth of knowledge in global product management, marketing and strategy to his role as chief strategy officer at Medidata. Erik is responsible for overseeing the company’s strategy and corporate development functions, driving growth and innovation in the market.

Erik joins Medidata from Calero Software, an enterprise communications software company, where he served as EVP of products and marketing. Prior to Calero, he worked for eBay Enterprise, where he led product management for the enterprise commerce technology division. Erik also spent seven years at SAP AG—where he held leadership roles in new product introductions, strategy, marketing and sales operations—and consulted for McKinsey & Company.

Erik holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a German graduate degree in business administration from the University of Bayreuth.

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Dan leads a global team that supports over 300 Medidata clients, delivering quality services from product configuration and best practices to guidance for clinical development efficiency through Medidata software use and innovative process change.

Dan has over 20 years of pharmaceutical research and development experience. Prior to joining Medidata in 2005, Dan held positions with IBM Business Consulting Services and PricewaterhouseCoopers Management Consulting focusing on clinical development optimization for pharmaceutical and biotechnology organizations and at Schering-Plough performing clinical research.

Dan received his BA from Rutgers University, and holds an MS from New Jersey Institute of Technology and an MBA from Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

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Christian brings more than 20 years of operational and commercial experience across multiple sectors to his role at Medidata. As managing director of EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), he plays an integral role in the development and execution of the Company’s overall growth strategy and success within the EMEA market.

Christian joins Medidata from, where he was the regional vice president for Central Europe. During his tenure, he established and expanded EMEA operations for a number of high-profile companies, and was recognized as the “Worldwide Salesforce VP of the Year” in 2014. Prior to Salesforce, Christian spent seven years at Oracle Corporation, where he initially led the strategic accounts group for EMEA’s largest customers and later became the lead for business analytics in Germany. He has also held roles at IBM, Arthur Andersen Business Consulting and Batege & Partner.

Christian received his MBA from Germany’s Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster and completed continuing education programs at London Business School, INSEAD and Henley Management College.

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Takeru brings more than 10 years of industry experience in clinical R&D, project management and system implementation consulting to his role as managing director of the Asia-Pacific region.

Takeru began his career at CSK (now SCSK) as a software engineer, where he designed and programmed a wide range of clinical software systems.  He then moved to Itochu Techno Science Group (now Itochu Techno Solutions Corporation) to manage the systems integration business for pharmaceutical R&D clients.  Since joining Medidata in 2005, he’s held various roles of increasing responsibility in sales and marketing.

 Takeru received his BA in science education from Chiba University.

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