About us

eClinicalHealth was founded by a core team of innovators and eClinical pioneers. The team set out with the ambitious plan of not creating ‘yet another system’, but to build something to truly transform clinical trials to be more modern, efficient and patient-centric. Thus, the Clinpal platform was born and has since been received with great enthusiasm in the industry. Today, the platform is already transforming clinical trials and in use in studies ranging from very small (50 patients) to very large (10,000+ patients). Clinpal has been adopted by several organizations, ranging from patient recruitment companies and research institutions to several top 10 pharmaceutical companies.

The Team

Below is the core team responsible for the development of a new kind of a cloud platform targeting site and patient engagement that fits in any existing infrastructure and is suitable for clinical trials across all therapeutic areas and study phases. We are passionate about improving efficiency in clinical trials and we want to integrate and apply best practices across the entire clinical trial process for all stakeholders. Want to join us – check out our careers.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors includes several highly experienced individuals that provide their expertise, guidance and oversight to the company in addition to the core eClinicalHealth team.

Karl Landert

Chairman of the Board and CEO

Karl is the CEO and investor in eClinicalHealth as well as the Chairman of the Board and an advisor to Clinpal and key customers. Karl’s career started at IBM in 1985. He was the founder of the IBM ClinWare Solution Unit, one of the first EDC systems for clinical trials in the mid-nineties. Between 1998 and 2001 he worked at Novartis as Chief Information Officer. His career continued at Credit Suisse, where he assumed several senior leadership positions in IT. He became CIO of the Group in 2008 and was a Member of the Executive Board of Credit-Suisse until 2012. In his functions at Credit-Suisse he oversaw hundreds of global change programs. In 2012 and 2013 Karl advised the Chairman of Credit-Suisse in setting up an innovation program for the firm. After retiring from Credit-Suisse in March 2013 Karl focused on a portfolio of investments in start-up companies, continues to advise Senior Leaders and is a Non-Executive director in technology companies. As of November 2015 Karl has taken on the role of CEO and dedicates his energy to eClinicalHealth where he defines and manages the direction of the company.

Doug Bain

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Doug has worked with many of the leading eClinical vendors in technical product management positions as well as consultative Operational Excellence roles. In 1998, he headed up the management of the IBM Clinical Trials Solutions Group product – ClinWare. Since this time, he has worked with DataTrak, TeamWorks Trialink, and eResearch Technology. In 2004, Doug founded the Medidata Solutions European office supporting the early evolution of the company, before stepping into a position as Vice President, Operational Excellence – defining the best practices, processes and methods for the deployment and execution of Medidata technologies for sponsors.

At eClinicalHealth, Doug defines and manages the strategic direction of the company and the Clinpal product.

Mark Büsser

Mark studied Aeronautical Engineering at the ETH (Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich) and has an MBA from IMD. He started his career in Management Consulting, lead and transformed a large machine tool company into an integrated provider of Hard- and Software Solutions before founding IMTF 27 years ago. He successfully built up his company to become a Leading provider of process automation solutions in the international financial services industry with a focus on Document Management, Compliance and automated Onboarding. IMTF serves customers in over 30 countries.
Mark has proven over the years his strong capabilities to discover market needs and to develop such ideas into successful products.

Divyesh Vithlani

With 25 years experience in Technology, Banking, Finance and Program Management at both Accenture and Credit Suisse, Divyesh is a recognised expert in establishing and executing globally distributed workforce and operating model strategies. Divyesh has been extremely successful in leading large scale, complex transformations, ranging from 50m to 500m CHF; his hallmark is his ability to develop a forward looking vision, shape the strategy and successfully realise the vision and has achieved this repeatedly in areas that were deemed practically impossible.

Bill Louv

During his 30-year career in the Pharmaceutical industry, Bill has had significant leadership roles in Clinical Statistics and Data Management, Epidemiology, Information Technology, and Corporate Shared Services. He has consistently led transformational business change programs from these platforms.
Bill now advises a portfolio of companies developing next-generation IT and data solutions. He leverages his technical capabilities in Statistics and IT, along with managerial capabilities gained from his 23-year career at GSK where he served as CIO, head of Corporate Shared Services, and a member of GSK’s Corporate Executive Team.
Bill contributes broadly to the agenda of the companies he advises, including marketing strategy, product roadmap, and technical oversight.

Mary Briggs

Mary Briggs is recognized for creative thinking with repeated achievements in sales growth, global leadership and strategic partnerships. Ms. Briggs sales and leadership efforts have been awarded on multiple occasions including 18 marketing communication awards, a CLIO in 2010, Covance President’s Award, and PPD’s Global Sales Recognition Award. Having worked at both start up organizations, global CROs and eClinical companies, her specialities have included global sales leadership, process transformation and marketing strategy to support sales. Briggs has been affliliated with eClinicalHealth since it’s inception and has held sales leadership positions at Covance, CRF Health, Kendle/INC and PPD. She is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Business – Sales Management Program.

Jürgen Bauer

With over 25 years’ experience in management consulting services. He was co-founder of Lodestone Management Consultants and Partner in PwC, IBM and Infosys. Currently Jürgen is working as a member of a number of executive boards including NLS Pharma AG and Scantrust advising on strategy and growth. Jürgen’s executive management experience brings a depth of knowledge of corporate governance and development which will be part of the foundation for growth within eClinicalhealth. Based in Europe/Switerland.