Bracket Welcomes New Chief Technology Officer Sam Whitaker

Wayne, PA – Bracket, a leading clinical trial technology and specialty services provider, today welcomed Sam Whitaker as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to its growing team. Whitaker joins Bracket’s leadership team bringing ten years of experience in clinical technology and global infrastructure innovation to the Company.

Whitaker will be responsible for Bracket’s global product strategy, management and innovation, technology development and engineering including architecture, user experience (UX), user interface (UI) and IT support functions. Whitaker will leverage his ten years’ experience as co-founder and CEO of Greenphire, the first clinical technology to bring payment technology to the clinical environment.

During his tenure at Greenphire, Whitaker invented and successfully commercialized the first clinical trial payment technologies. The web-based applications were built on top of a global technology infrastructure, which he and his team designed to support the unique needs of sponsors, clinical research organizations (CROs) and sites and scaled to support more than 500 clients globally.

“Sam Whitaker joins Bracket with highly specific knowledge of clinical trial technology and a complete understanding of our technological vision,” said Jeff Kinell, CEO of Bracket. “As we continue to solidify our position as a global leader in clinical trial technology and specialty services, it’s imperative that we partner with our industry’s most innovative minds to lead and implement industry-wide advancements.”

Prior to Greenphire, Whitaker worked in the product division of Citigroup, designing technology solutions across verticals. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.

About Bracket

Bracket, with nine offices and more than 700 employees worldwide, is a clinical trial technology and specialty services provider dedicated to helping biopharmaceutical sponsors and contract research organizations increase the power of their clinical research data by leveraging core competencies in Science, Technology, and Service. Bracket eCOA™ is a flexible platform for electronic clinical outcomes assessments. Bracket RTSM™ is a best-in-breed, scalable and configurable clinical IRT solution for the life sciences industry. Bracket SmartSupplies™ is a proven platform for improving a clinical supply chain. Bracket Rater Training and Quality Assurance improve outcomes through customized training and quality assurance programs.

Bracket Expands Team with Industry Leader Dr. Amir Kalali

Wayne, PA – Bracket, a leading clinical trial technology and specialty services provider, today introduced Amir Kalali, MD, as its Executive Advisor for Global Strategy . Dr. Kalali joins Bracket as a recognized leader in drug development methodology and technological innovation.

Dr. Kalali will work with Bracket’s leadership to help identify innovative technologies to support the evolution of its integrated growth. In addition, Dr. Kalali will assist in the acceleration of growth in Bracket’s CNS product lines in other fields of medicine.  He is Professor of Psychiatry at University of California San Diego, Editor of the journal Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience, and the Lead Editor of the book Essential CNS Drug Development, published by Cambridge University Press. He has authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications.

Previously, Dr. Kalali was Global  Head of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at Quintiles IMS, where he was responsible for the enterprise-wide strategy for neuroscience, encompassing drug development and healthcare services.

Recognized globally as a leader in drug development and healthcare with an emphasis on  innovation, collaboration, and the intersection with new technology, Dr. Kalali was the Founding Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Society for CNS Drug Development  (ISCDD), a founding member of the International Society for CNS Clinical Trials and  Methodology (ISCTM), where he serves on Executive Committee, the Scientific Committee, and  previously chaired the Membership and Publication Committees. He is also a founder and Co- Chair of the Scientific Program Committee of the CNS Summit, and serves on the Scientific Program Committee of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. Dr. Kalali regularly presents at national and international scientific meetings, and lectures  frequently on drug development, innovation, technology, digital medicine and health.  He is an advisor to the Center for Digital Transformation at the Paul Merage School of Business  at the University of California, Irvine.

“We are  thrilled  to welcome Dr. Kalali to Bracket,” said David G. Daniel, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Bracket. “Dr. Kalali’s depth and breadth of knowledge of clinical trial methodology and emerging technologies is unparalleled. We anticipate that Dr. Kalali will become a major contributor to Bracket’s  growth in eCOA, rater training and data quality monitoring solutions.” During his career, Dr. Kalali has been recognized five times by PharmaVOICE magazine as one of the 100 most inspiring leaders in life sciences. In 2014, he was awarded the PharmaVOICE Red Jacket Award in recognition of his career-long contributions to the industry.

Dr. Kalali earned his medical degree from the University of London and completed his psychiatry training at University College and Middlesex School of Medicine, University of London.

About Bracket
Bracket, with nine offices and more than 700 employees worldwide, is a clinical trial technology and specialty services provider dedicated to helping biopharmaceutical sponsors and contract research organizations increase the power of their clinical research data by leveraging core competencies in Science, Technology, and Service. Bracket eCOA™ is a flexible platform for electronic clinical outcomes assessments. Bracket RTSM™ is a best-in-breed, scalable and configurable clinical IRT solution for the life sciences industry. Bracket SmartSupplies™ is a proven platform for improving a clinical supply chain. Bracket Rater Training and Quality Assurance improve outcomes through customized training and quality assurance programs.