Exceptional people set Clinpal apart from the rest.

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.

Core 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 as well as leading key client engagements.

Ian Mills

Director of Software Engineering and Co-Founder

Ian has been directly involved in the development of some of the leading, and most advanced EDC systems brought to market in the last 15 years. At eClinicalHealth, he continues to lead from the front by supporting clients integrate and extend their eClinical solutions. Ian is an expert in agile software development methods, and besides his hands-on technical prowess he has take the lead in ensuring organizations he works with have bullet proof auditability throughout their product development lifecycle. All work carried out at eClinicalHealth follows either our own rigorous agile Software Development LifeCycle, or, if preferred our sponsors. Ian’s EDC products have been used globally by companies such as Roche, Novartis, Merck and Johnson & Johnson. Ian is a master of CDISC standards – ODM specifically – as well as Web technologies for regulated industries that include; RUP, XP, UML, SCRUM, Agile Development, JEE (JPA, JSF, JSP, JMS, JMX, JTA), Spring Framework, Eclipse, Hibernate, Tapestry, Web Services, JavaScript, Ajax, GWT, JQuery, SQL (Oracle, DB2, MySQL), XML, NoSQL Databases (ObjectStore, Mongo, CouchDB), C/C++, Groovy, Python. Besides Ian’s computing language proficiency, Ian is also fluent in both English and German.

Dr. Bobby Davey

Director of Product Management, Chief Information Security Officer

With over 20 years’ experience, Bobby has considerable expertise spanning research, development, product and relationship management. He has a proven track record of innovation, strategic technology direction and delivery spanning multi-national companies and fast-moving new businesses. He is accustomed to leading multiple cross-functional teams in an international business context. He brings to eClinicalHealth an in-depth knowledge of the clinical trials, medical imaging, healthcare informatics, bioinformatics, software engineering and high-performance computing sectors.

Dr. Christopher Rowson

Director of Project Management

Chris began his career at King’s College London Clinical Trials Unit (KCTU), providing data management support for global, multi-language, multi-site studies across multiple therapy areas. In 2014, Chris joined CRF Health as a Project Coordinator before moving on to a role in Project Management in the following year. At CRF Health, Chris was responsible for the management and delivery of large pharma-supported studies with a focus on electronic patient outcomes (ePRO) and patient eDiaries. In each of these roles Chris has maintained a customer-oriented approach to management, continually seeking to provide the best possible service within the scope and budget of each project, while seeking to uphold and improve the quality of delivery. Chris took his next career step in 2016 when he joined eClinicalHealth as Senior Project Manager. Today, Chris continues his focus on quality and customer delivery within eClinicalHealth in his capacity as Director of Project Management.

Alison Bell

Director of Application Delivery

Alison is a highly motivated and enthusiastic data scientist with proven technical ability. She has over 25 years software development experience and 11 years big data and analytics experience in the healthcare industry. She is a specialist in data visualization and has led the implementation of interactive Shiny reports within Clinpal to aid reporting, insight and decision making of eClinicalHealth clients.

At eClinicalhealth, Alison is based in the Stirling office and collaborates with clients to configure and customize Clinpal to their specific trial needs. She also works closely across all other teams within eClinicalHealth to further develop Clinpal functionality and features.

Giles Cory

Director of Software Development and Infrastructure Delivery

After graduating Maths at Cambridge, Giles has spent the last 25 years in IT. Prior to working at eClinicalHealth, Giles worked mainly in the telecom industry, which involved designing and implementing a number of high volume, fault-tolerant systems for the UK’s leading network, an innovative solution to ensure that credit card details were secured (CI DSS) and also overseeing a large datacenter migration. At eClinicalHealth, Giles continues to ensure that security is at heart of hosting and development, and that we continue to develop innovative solutions for the eClinical market.

Paul Swift

Director of Release Management and Quality Assurance

After finishing his degree in Computer Studies, Paul worked for a number of software houses as a developer before working his way up to software project management, working on financial, business, scientific and pharmaceutical systems. He has managed a variety of IT teams of different sizes in multiple locations covering development, product management, testing and customer services. At eClinical Health Paul is responsible for ensuring product quality and reliability through thorough testing and client support, ensuring adherence to company processes and business standards, and timely product updated.