August 21, 2018
YPrime Announces Executive Appointments
MALVERN, P.A. – August 21, 2018 – YPrime announces two key appointments to its executive management team. These appointments bring industry-leading expertise to help YPrime navigate burgeoning demand for eClinical solutions and a rapidly changing regulatory environment. Mark Maietta will serve as President, in addition to his current role as Chief Commercial Officer. Steve Begley has been promoted to Chief Privacy Officer, in addition to his role as Senior Vice President of Quality and Compliance.
In this role, Mark will provide strategic direction for the company’s growth strategy. “I am thrilled to welcome Mark to this new position,” said Shawn Blackburn, Chief Executive Officer of YPrime. “Mark’s strong track record in delivering results, and his experience in building high-growth businesses will help YPrime continually evolve as we enter an era where clinical research, powered by digital health, takes the next step forward.”
A 25-year veteran of the biopharmaceutical industry, Mark served in several increasingly senior roles for organizations with related service offerings before joining YPrime in 2016. Most recently, he was Chief Commercial Officer for Clariness, a global provider of digital patient recruitment solutions.
As Chief Privacy Officer, Steve will lead efforts to ensure company-wide privacy, data protection standards, information technology (IT) security and regulatory compliance.
“Data privacy for clinical research participants and sponsors is more critical than ever,” explained Blackburn. “Customers rely on YPrime for compliance with global privacy and security regulations and standards, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the EU’s Data security and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). ‘State of the art’ principles and controls for privacy and security are among our top priorities as we expand cloud services to support eCOA, IRT and companion applications. Steve offers a unique combination of talents to help ensure compliance and effective risk management without sacrificing product innovation.” he added.
Steve brings more than 15 years providing quality assurance and compliance expertise to organizations within the clinical research industry.
YPrime offers more than a decade of focused work with eClinical systems to expedite and improve the quality of patient management, clinical supplies, drug accountability and clinical data. Cloud-based IRT+ and eCOA platforms enable greater speed, precision and integration in clinical trial management. Data services tools eliminate data silos and help sponsors bring together fragmented clinical research data into contextual information they can act on.