I joined Merck as a consultant, brought over to the Clinical organization to lead the development of an electronic Clinical Data Project (eCD) by my former boss, the CTO at CoreTech Consulting. We were moving from paper based trials to digital, in an effort to realize the tremendous value to be found in reducing overall cycle times.
After joining Merck as a consultant, I moved into more senior leadership roles as an employee. I managed multiple software design, development, infrastructure, and support and operations groups for a $100 million plus business unit of Merck. I worked closely with the business executive leadership to set both business and technology priorities while working with the Merck IT leadership to staff and manage projects across multiple locations and teams. I also worked closely with Merck Capital Ventures group and Microsoft to evaluate and support investment opportunities. After the successful launch of the electronic Clinical Data Project (eCD), I built and led a technology R&D group charged with forward thinking to guide future strategies.
What my colleagues have said about my work:
Jim has excellent strategic perspective and has demonstrated his ability to execute. An important, yet uncommon, balance.
Jim is extremely creative, visionary, strategic leader. In addition to that he has ability to bring his vision to implementation. He is an honest person with high degree of integrity and humility. It was a real joy working with him
Jim delivers. The best recommendation I could give him is that I would love it if he joined Microsoft Consulting Services. I recommend Jim wholeheartedly and without reservation.
Jim’s enthusiasm for the technologies he worked with makes him successful with his projects. He always showed great leadership and responsibility.