Sean Russell

Chief Commercial Officer

“What excites me is that we’re focused on the most innovative end of the market, the biotechnology companies, the small pharma, and the specialty pharma. These are the people developing the absolute state-of-the-art new medicines. They’re working on the rarest diseases, the areas of unmet medical needs. It’s fantastic science.”

As Chief Commercial Officer, Sean Russell, BSc, MA, is responsible for communicating the advantages of working with a contract research organization that focuses on doing what it does best, rather than trying to do everything for everyone.

“We design efficient clinical trials for the most complex diseases in difficult-to-find patient populations,” he says. “We use innovative techniques. And we have some of the smartest, most experienced people in the industry who are very happy to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.”

Before coming to Premier Research, Mr. Russell built and led the industry’s largest and most effective global marketing department at Quintiles Transnational. Before that, he was the founder of SR Marketing Media and a consultant at Treoir Consulting. He also held various positions of increasing responsibility at GlaxoSmithKline. Mr. Russell began his career hands on, as a laboratory technician at Schering Plough’s biotechnology facility.

Mr. Russell holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry with chemistry and mathematics from University College Cork and a master’s in marketing from the University of Westminster.

Senior Leadership

Ludo Reynders

Ludo Reynders

Chief Executive Officer
Krista Armstrong

Krista Armstrong

SVP, Clinical Development Services, & Global Head of Neuroscience
Mike Wilkinson

Mike Wilkinson

Chief Operations Officer
Susan Romberg

Susan Romberg

SVP, Clinical Data Sciences
Stephen Simpson

Stephen Simpson

Chief Financial Officer
Tom Perkins

Tom Perkins

SVP, Corporate Development, & General Counsel
Sameena Sharif

Sameena Sharif

President, RPI, A Division of Premier Research
Shari Medendorp

Shari Medendorp

SVP, Biometrics
Teresa Nunes

Teresa Nunes

VP, Global Head of Medical Affairs
Ellen Teplitzky

Ellen Teplitzky

Chief Compliance Officer, SVP, Legal Affairs
Ashish Jain

Ashish Jain

SVP, Asia-Pacific