MEET OUR LEADERS

Meet our team of experienced leaders who are driving our high-performance culture.

JOE EAZOR

President and CEO

Joe brings 30 years of leadership experience in both technology and healthcare technology services to ERT. He was most recently the Chief Executive Officer at Conifer Health Solutions and previously held executive management roles at Oracle Corporation, Rackspace, EarthLink, Hewlett-Packard, and Electronic Data Systems. He currently serves on the board of Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS).

JOE EAZOR

TOM VADAKETH

EVP, Chief Financial Officer

As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ERT, Tom is responsible for driving the company’s financial vision, guidance and compliance. Prior to joining ERT, Tom was the CFO at Cambrex Corporation. He has over 20 years of experience in senior financial leadership roles at top worldwide organizations, including a variety of progressive management positions at The Crosby Group, Tyco and Procter & Gamble.

TOM VADAKETH

ANDREW COOPER

EVP, Chief Commercial Officer

As Chief Commercial Officer, Andrew Cooper is responsible for the performance, strategy, and direction of ERT’s commercial organization. Andrew and his team are dedicated to working collaboratively with customers to engage ERT’s suite of eClinical solutions for the collection, management, and analysis of critical source and end-point data required for drug approval. Andrew has over 20 years of experience with eClinical and Pharmacovigilance technologies used to enable the drug development and post-approval processes and has held senior leadership positions at Oracle, Medidata, and ERT.

ANDREW COOPER

BOB SHAMBAUGH

Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

As Chief Operating Officer, Bob Shambaugh sets the strategic direction for the delivery and fulfillment of ERT’s operations and quality management functions. Bob and his team oversee the organization’s s day-to-day operations ensuring ERT’s suite of proven eClinical solutions meet our high quality standards and deliver data of the highest validity to meet sponsors’ clinical development objectives and regulatory scrutiny.  Bob has decades of experience delivering operational excellence, including senior leadership roles in the healthcare, aerospace, energy, and automotive industries.

BOB SHAMBAUGH

JIM MAHON

Vice President, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer

Jim leads the articulation of ERT’s strategic direction, corporate development and marketing activities. Jim has more than 25 years of general management, corporate development, strategy and marketing experience with Symphony Health, Arsenal Capital and IMS health (now IQVIA).

JIM MAHON

DON RAGAS

VP, Chief Technology Officer

As Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Don leads global development, information technology, and strategic sourcing at ERT. He has significant experience in the life sciences industry, including senior leadership positions at IMS Health where he led the development of global data acquisition systems, warehouse platforms and cloud-based services for its global pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients.

DON RAGAS

OTIS JOHNSON, PhD, MPA

VP, Trial Oversight

As Vice President of ERT’s Trial Oversight solutions, Otis is responsible for expanding the company’s reporting and analytics strategy. He has over 20 years of progressively expanded pharmaceutical experience and is passionate about the industry with expertise across clinical informatics, business analytics, sales, project management, and R&D. His experience ranges from running clinical trials at Merck to leading sales support and clinical informatics functions at ICON and Syneos Health. He recently led the commercialization of a self-service, AI-enabled clinical study site selection tool at Phesi.

OTIS JOHNSON, PhD, MPA

MATTHEW McCARTY

VP, DIGITAL PATIENT

Matt is responsible for defining and leading the product strategy for ERT’s digital patient product line, with a focus on direct to patient enablement in both post-approval research and patient support. Matt has spent the last 12 years leading teams and innovating products in both the clinical research and commercial healthcare settings to reduce the patient burden of participation and to support patients in their healthcare journey. Most recently, Matt was Global Head of Patient Engagement for ICON’s Commercialization & Outcomes division and, prior to that, Head of Direct to Patient Research (Virtual Trials) at IQVIA.

MATTHEW McCARTY

ELISA CASCADE

EVP, eCOA

As Executive Vice President and Product Line Executive for eCOA at ERT, Elisa is responsible for business/market planning, advancing the Product portfolio, and maintaining business relationships in the eCOA space. She has over 25 years of experience in strategy consulting, clinical research, market research, brand strategy, salesforce deployment, health economics, and pricing. Prior to joining ERT, Elisa was a Chief Product Officer at IQVIA Technologies, where she was responsible for the development and maintenance of site-facing technology and served as the Lead for the industry collaborations: the Investigator Databank and TransCelerate Investigator Registry.

ELISA CASCADE

ACHIM SCHÜLKE

EVP, Respiratory Solutions

Achim has more than 30 years of experience and expertise in medical device, remote monitoring, disease management and clinical trial markets. Previously, he played key roles at medical technology leaders such as JAEGER, VIASYS and CareFusion with a proven record of accomplishment for success in driving growth and profitability. Achim founded VIASYS Clinical Services, growing the organization from 0 to 250 people while developing innovative technologies to capture and process clinical trial data.

ACHIM SCHÜLKE

ELLEN STREET

EVP, Cardiac Safety

Ellen leads ERT’s Cardiac Safety business, setting product strategy and driving growth opportunities.   She has more than 20 years of product management, commercial leadership, and strategic marketing experience across multiple segments of the life science marketplace, including Healthcare IT, Medical Devices, and Imaging.  Most recently, Ellen was VP and General Manager, Global Monitoring Solutions Ecosystem and Analytics at GE Healthcare, where she led the company’s patient monitoring data and analytics strategy within its Life Care solutions business.

ELLEN STREET

TIM KULBAGO

VP, Imaging

As head of ERT’s Imaging solutions, Tim is responsible for driving innovation and product development to ensure the company’s imaging solutions meet our customers’ needs. Tim has held many executive positions during his 20 years in the medical imaging industry.  He previously served as President and CEO of ImageIQ – a company originally established by Cleveland Clinic Innovations (acquired by ERT in 2017) – where he led the company’s deployment of software engineering, high-resolution imaging, and custom-tailored image analysis to support a vast array of biomedical preclinical and clinical specialties.

TIM KULBAGO

MICHELE BUONOPANE, CCP

VP, Human Resources

Michele leads ERT’s Global Human Resources function, enabling the organization’s strategic growth initiatives. Michele has more than 20 years of global experience in strategic business partnerships, organizational design and development, HR strategy and compensation and benefits. Previously, she held progressive leadership positions with Haemonetics Corporation, including Vice President of Global Markets Human Resources.

MICHELE BUONOPANE, CCP