ExecuPharm, a PAREXEL Company, is a Global Functional Service Division of the Contract Research Organization, who provides clinical research support services for the pharmaceutical industry. ExecuPharm’s distinctive business model incorporates flexible models of service and technologies to support every aspect of a clinical trial.

ExecuPharm, with a core management team with extensive clinical operations experience, understands clinical trial challenges and how to solve clinical outsourcing, staffing, placement, technology and process needs.

ExecuPharm was founded with the goal to support the requirements of clinical  studies for all pharmaceutical and biotech’s around the world. ExecuPharm’s expertise in the placement of staff and the conduct and management of all phases of clinical research and full drug development is attributed to our operational efficiencies, transparency in our partnerships and effective, responsive client service. These core values take the everyday burden and challenges of pre-clinical and clinical studies off the pre-clinical and clinical teams, management and all stakeholders involved leading to faster, more cost efficient execution of studies. 

ExecuPharm is dedicated to ethical and lawful behavior in performing pre-clinical and clinical research and to preserving the integrity and intellectual-property rights of our Sponsors. These principles affirm our commitment:

 • ExecuPharm professionals respect the rights and safety of human participants in clinical research

 • ExecuPharm professionals respect the privacy, security, and intellectual-property rights of our Sponsors

 • ExecuPharm professionals adhere to applicable local laws and regulations

 • ExecuPharm professionals respect the confidential nature of the health information/personal data obtained from individual study participants, as well as their Sponsors’ proprietary information

 • ExecuPharm professionals are accountable for their actions at all times

ExecuPharm’s  core values and distinctive business model has enable us to acquire and retain the most knowledgeable professionals in the pharmaceutical industry. 

Our Sponsor focused staff is focused on building solid relationships with Sponsors to offer the highest quality services including responsive, consistent, and proactive project management at the most competitive price.

In addition to our individuals in the field, ExecuPharm’s Executive and Senior Management team have on average 20+ years of industry experience with high ongoing retention in core team. 

          This level of experience = Consistency + Stability + Organizational Knowledge.

ExecuPharm has grown organically and strategically since 1995

 • 1995: ExecuPharm founded

 • 2005:  Expansion of core services to include functional  outsourcing (FSP)  recruitment for specific functional areas in clinical  research

 • 2006: Awarded trial management personnel augmentation program

 • 2007: Awarded FSP for all trial management activities

 • 2008/2009:  Further developed clinical operations department,  adding multiple  senior leaders from midsized and major pharmaceutical companies 

       o Significantly expanded corporate infrastructure to increase capabilities in IT, HR, QA

          and Recruiting

       o Expanded functional outsourcing services to include monitoring and site management

 • 2012: Expanded services, with offices, into Europe and Latin America

 • 2013: Expanded services, with offices, into Japan, China, and India

 • 2014: Expanded services, with offices, into Mexico

 • 2016: Acquired by PAREXEL

ExecuPharm’s  Executive Management team has on average 20+ years of industry  experience with high ongoing retention in the core team. This level of  experience = Consistency + Stability + Organizational Knowledge.

 

Maria Larson, World Wide Head of ExecuPharm

Maria Larson founded ExecuPharm in 1995, bringing together some of the most talented people in the industry. She brings over 20 years of experience  in pharmaceutical recruiting and a keen understanding of sponsor and employee needs which has helped make ExecuPharm the “go to” company for study management, site management and monitoring. Maria is an innovative thinker and leader in outsourcing and talent acquisition for Clinical Research, Data Management, Biostatistics, Medical Writing, Drug Safety, and Regulatory Affairs. With Maria’s guidance, ExecuPharm has built strong, long-term relationships with both large and small pharmaceutical and biotech companies. 

 

Stephen Porrecca, MBA CFP® Vice President, Operations

Stephen Porrecca joined ExecuPharm in January 2008 as Chief Operating Officer.  He is responsible for Human Resources and Benefits, Corporate Finance,  Accounting, Facilities, Risk Management, and Business Continuity Planning. He has a strong background in managing people, process  improvement, and cost containment. Prior to joining ExecuPharm, Stephen spent 16 years at The Vanguard Group holding senior management and operations leadership positions in Brokerage and Mutual Fund Operations, Trading, Sponsor Services, Corporate Compliance, Institutional Record Keeping, and Financial Advisor Services. Stephen is a Six Sigma Black Belt and a Certified Financial Planner. He earned a BA in  Economics from Swarthmore College and an MBA in Finance from Saint Joseph’s University.

 

Stowe Milhous, Vice President FSP – The Americas

Stowe Milhous joined ExecuPharm in July 2010 after spending 14 years in the  Medical Device industry. He brings over 20 years of management, business  development, contract negotiations and clinical experience to the ExecuPharm corporate management team. Stowe manages ExecuPharm’s Recruiting division and Contract Managers while working very closely  with the CEO, COO, Business Development and Clinical Operations teams.  Stowe has been an integral part of growing ExecuPharm’s client base since joining the company and has built strong, long-term relationships at multiple levels with many of ExecuPharm’s key sponsors. He earned a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration from Temple University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of New Hampshire.

 

Lauri Sirabella, MEd, MS Senior Vice President Clinical Operations
Lauri Sirabella has over 30 years of experience in pharmaceutical research.  She began her career with Bayer in 1983 and held positions of increasing responsibility in Study Management and Monitoring, including her final position there as Head of Clinical Operations. Lauri joined Pfizer in 1998 to build and implement Pfizer’s first Regional Monitoring Team. She later was head of the department responsible for operational aspects of  study and data management for clinical studies. Her group was responsible for operating over 50% of Pfizer’s global studies. During her career, Lauri has used her extensive experience and expertise to standardize all phases of the clinical-study process, including the development of metrics on performance and productivity. She continues to be an industry expert on Virtual Study Management and on other insourcing and outsourcing models. Lauri earned her MEd from the University of Maine and MS from Southern Connecticut State University.

 

Lisa Feeney, MBA Vice President, Clinical Operations – The Americas

Lisa Feeney has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 20 years. She began at Pfizer in Regulatory Affairs filing NDAs for many of Pfizer’s successful compounds. Lisa also worked as a Monitor and a Study Manager prior to becoming a line manager for Study and Data Managers. Lisa was instrumental in hiring regional monitors and line managers for Pfizer’s  Regional Monitoring Program as well as implementing the program. Lisa has worked in numerous therapeutic areas including oncology, neuroscience, psychiatry, cardiovascular/metabolic disease, women’s health, anti-inflammatory and dermatology. She spent her last years at Pfizer as a Director in Clinical Study Management for the Oncology  group. Since 2007, Lisa has worked for ExecuPharm during which time she  has managed clinical operations for multiple functional service provider  relationships with several pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Lisa  earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Eastern Connecticut State University and an MBA at the University of New Haven.

Ellen Maynard, Vice President Business Development

Ellen Maynard has over 20 years of experience in the recruiting and CRO industry, focusing on clinical operations recruiting and business development. She began her pharmaceutical industry career in 1995 as a  Recruiting Director for Managed Clinical Solutions, a division of Barton  and Polansky, Inc. Ellen joined ClinForce in 1998 and held multiple senior roles including VP, Recruiting, VP, Business Development and Sponsor Relations and VP, Sponsor Services. In 2005, she returned to Managed Clinical Solutions which had been acquired by ICON, plc. and later rebranded to DOCS. Ellen held the roles of Sr. Director of  Business Development and US Business Director before joining ExecuPharm  in 2010 as VP, Business Development. Ellen holds a BS degree from Upsala College, East Orange, NJ in Human Resource Management and a Diploma in Medical Technology from St Lukes and Children’s Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA.