Premier Research Names Karen M. Brown VP of Marketing

DURHAM, N.C., September 19, 2018 — Premier Research, a leading provider of clinical development services to biotech and specialty pharma companies, has named Karen M. Brown Vice President of Marketing. She is responsible for developing strategic marketing plans to the company’s commercial objectives, brand, and position in the life sciences industry.

Ms. Brown has spent most of her career in life sciences, from laboratory supplies to clinical, compliance, and commercial services. Prior to joining Premier Research, she led senior marketing teams at Deloitte, introducing new sales support techniques, marketing automation, and digital strategies for pharmaceutical, biotech, healthcare, and other clients.

Prior to that, she served as a senior global marketing director at Quintiles and as head of marketing for Compliance Implementation Services, a consultant to the pharma, biotech, and medical device sectors.

“Premier Research has seen significant growth as we have focused on the biotech and specialty pharma companies that are driving the greatest advances in development of novel drugs and medical devices,” said Sean Russell, the company’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Karen’s extensive background in the health sciences field, and contract research industry in particular, will support our continued expansion in this vital segment for the good of our customers and the patients who depend on their life-changing innovations.”

Ms. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from North Carolina State University. She is based on Premier Research’s headquarters in Research Triangle Park.

About Premier Research

Premier Research is a leading clinical development service provider that helps biotech and specialty pharma innovators — small companies with big ambitions — transform life-changing ideas into new medicines. The company applies a relentless focus on quality in the execution of global, regional, and local clinical development programs with a special focus on addressing unmet needs in areas such as analgesia, dermatology, medical devices, neuroscience, oncology, pediatrics, and rare disease. Premier Research operates in 84 countries and employs 1,300+ professionals, including a strong international network of clinical monitors and project managers, regulatory, data management, statistical, scientific, and medical experts. They are focused on smart study design for advanced medicines that transform breakthrough biotech thinking into reality.