February 6th, 2020
Sharp Clinical Services, a leading provider of global clinical supply services, has added three key members to its business development team.
Katie Bracaliello, Johannes Stein and Olivier Cena have joined Sharp Clinical Services as account executive, business development director and business development manager respectively.
The appointments are part of Sharp’s strategy to broaden its global footprint and strengthen the support it can offer to current and prospective clients following a series of investments into new and enhanced capabilities.
Commenting on the appointments, Sascha Sonnenberg, newly appointed global head of business development for Sharp Clinical Services, said:
Sharp Clinical Services has a unique suite of clinical to commercial services to offer its clients and an excellent reputation for flexibility and quality combined with new global facilities and expanded capabilities. Adding experienced individuals like Katie, Johannes and Olivier to the team will ensure that Sharp further expands its position as a leading partner of choice in the clinical supply market.
I look forward to working with them and the rest of the Sharp Clinical Services team as we support pharmaceutical and biopharma clients around the world in bringing new drugs to market.
In his new position, Johannes Stein is responsible for business development in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Johannes joins Sharp from Recipharm where he held the position of a sales director for the DACH region. He has almost 25 years’ experience in the healthcare market and holds a PhD in cancer research.
Olivier Cena will take the lead on further developing Sharp’s client base in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain and Israel. He has more than 10 years’ experience in selling services to pharmaceutical companies and joins from UPS where he was responsible for raising the company’s profile as the healthcare segment marketing manager.
Katie Bracaliello’s role includes supporting and managing existing and new clients in the US west-coast territory. Katie joins Sharp from Therapak where she managed business development for global kitting solutions supply to the central lab, pharmaceutical, biotech and clinical research organization markets.
The appointments follow a string of investments made by Sharp into clinical services capabilities including:
- £9.5 million on a Clinical Services Centre of Excellence in Wales
- $650k on enhancing its Interactive Response Technology (IRT) solution, and;
- $23 million on relocating some US services to a new state-of-the-art facility in Bethlehem, PA.