Chief Operating Officer, KPS
George’s career spans 24 years within the pharmaceutical industry. He joined KPS in 2014 as Vice President of Business Operations & Alliances and is currently its Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining KPS, George was Global Head of R&D Procurement for Teva Pharmaceuticals and Cephalon, Inc. (prior to Teva’s acquisition of Cephalon in 2011). He provided sourcing and procurement strategies and activities for Teva’s R&D organization on the Branded Products side for all clinical categories. In addition, he was accountable for all Strategic Relationship Management (SRM) execution and oversight with Teva’s 3rd party suppliers across R&D.
George was Director of Contracts at ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services (RPS) accountable for all Sponsor contracting and study site negotiations worldwide and prior to RPS, he organized and stood up the first centralized outsourcing function within Clinical Research for Pfizer’s Global R&D division in Groton, Connecticut.
George began his career at Covance, Inc., a global CRO, as its Director of Finance. George earned his B.S. in Marketing and Management from West Chester University in West Chester, PA. He has spoken at numerous pharmaceutical industry conferences over the years and has been instrumental in driving value and cost savings for the pharmaceutical companies that he has worked for through the strategic use of clinical outsourcing providers.