Meet our Leadership Team
Led by a group of visionary life sciences thought leaders, Exeevo’s leadership is dedicated to revolutionizing health experiences for healthcare teams and patients in their journey toward sustainable health outcomes. Our leadership brings experience building and scaling products that improve people’s lives at Symphony Health Technology, IMS Health, Veeva Systems, IQVIA, and other leading technology companies. They take pride in providing the best possible experience for our employees and customers, even if it requires creating new technologies and solving technology paradigms along the way.
Derek J. Evans
Chief Executive Officer
Derek J. Evans is our Chief Executive Officer. He is recognized as a transformational executive leader with over 25 years’ experience in the life sciences industry.
Before joining Exeevo, Derek was head of the Americas Commercial team at Aris Global. Prior to Aris Global, Derek was the Head of Professional Services at Symphony Health, a division of PRA Health Sciences (now ICON). In his role, Derek led the company’s consulting and services practices.
Previously, as head of Symphony’s Health Technology Services (HTS) practice, Derek built a business providing cloud-enabled data integration and management services. Derek was the co-founder of Software Associates International, Inc. (SAI) which offered technology solutions focused on the Commercial Operations functions of Life Science companies. SAI grew to over $22M in revenue and was subsequently acquired by Dendrite. Prior to starting SAI, Derek worked at Dendrite (Cegedim), in several global markets including Australia, UK, Japan, and the US.
Derek holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree from Macquarie University,
Senior Vice President, Head of Commercial
Jack Lyons is Senior Vice President, Head of Commercial for Exeevo. He is responsible for the global business development of enterprise accounts efforts. Jack has spent much of his career in the Life Sciences industry and has a profound depth of technology solution expertise and knowledge. Prior to Exeevo, Jack served as Vice President at Gartner, where he provided strategic information technology guidance to a vast range of CIOs, CTOs, and CFOs at Global Fortune 100 companies. Jack has held leadership positions at Alliance, IMS Health, Dendrite, EMC, and Cloudera.
Jack holds an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a BS in Biology from Montclair State University.
General Manager, China
Leon Kang is the General Manager of Exeevo Greater China. Leon has over 15 years of Life Science’s experience.
Before joining Exeevo, Leon worked for Accenture China where he helped double their Life Science’s commercial accounts. Prior to Accenture, he worked at Veeva China and was responsible for the sales team. During that time, his team achieved the number one global ranking in sales growth. Leon began his career at IBM China.
Leon holds an MBA from Tongji University and a Bachelor of Telecommunication Engineering from Shanghai University.
Senior Vice President, Customer Success
Thierry Durand is Senior Vice President, Customer Success for Exeevo. Thierry is known for his proactive corporate leadership that enables organizations to position themselves as preeminent thought leaders, surpass competitive offerings, and overcome market challenges before they occur. His ability to clearly present value to Tier I stakeholders, penetrate untapped global/regional markets, and transform internal operations into a performance-centered culture has established a career history of record accomplishments.
Prior to Exeevo, he was CEO and President of Pilgrim Quality Solutions where he was recruited to company by PE firm post-acquisition in 2011 to plan and implement major re-engineering of organization, including replacing and hiring key personnel, establishing overall and departmental budgets, processes / procedures / KPIs, improving company culture / employee satisfaction / company reputation, reorganizing / rebranding product offering.
Before Pilgrim he was Senior Vice President Global Sales and Business Development for Systech International where he was mandated to aggressively grow market share both directly and through channel partners in North America, EU, Middle East, and APAC which resulted in signing company’s first global contract with top 3 Pharmaceutical Company for ~$10M over 5 years.
Thierry holds an MBA, Marketing from the University of San Francisco, an MBA Management from the ISG Institut Supérieur de Gestion and a DESS, Informatics from the Université Lumière Lyon 2.
Vice President – Engineering & Technology
Ronnie Wankadia heads our Engineering and Technology division. Ronnie is recognized for excellence in product development and delivery of CRM solutions for global life sciences companies. He has over 25 years of experience in leading national and global implementations. He has spearheaded healthcare digital transformation programs in developing countries by integrating payers and providers on high-tech, government-regulated digital platforms.
In his career at Dendrite International NJ (USA), Ronnie led the technology and professional services functions to implement CRM solutions for international pharma companies such as Sanofi, Aventis, J&J, and Bristol Myers Squibb. In the subsequent years at Cegedim Bangalore (now IQVIA), he led the pharma CRM, Master Data Management, and Compliance solutions delivery for Life Sciences organizations in North America, LATAM, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
At IQVIA, Ronnie directed business development for Pharma CRM across South Asia, including the business practice for healthcare digital transformation in the Middle East region for the IQVIA Payer-Provider and Government (PPG) business. As the head of the PPG technology business, Ronnie’s responsibilities spanned across project management and governance, product management and development, quality assurance, product and operations support, and client services.
Ronnie holds a Master of Science (MS) degree in Management from NJIT (USA) and Executive education from the Yale School of Management
Vice President, EMEA
Simon is responsible for the EMEA regions growth and expansion. He is passionate about driving innovation in digital engagement and customer experience. He is an advocate of building strategic partnerships for delivering customer success.
Simon has over 25 years of experience in the life science commercial area of Business Intelligence and CRM solutions. He has held senior positions with Dendrite, IQIVA, and Veeva with a proven track record of executing successful complex information technology solutions.
Simon holds a BA Honors, Business Studies from the University of Brighton.
Associate Vice President, Strategic Solutions
Chris Wade is Associate Vice President, Strategic Solutions for Exeevo. Chris is responsible for shaping Exeevo’s long-term go-to-market commercial strategy. He is recognized in the life sciences industry as a forward-thinking leader in the customer experience and digital space. Since joining Dendrite in 1997, Chris has worked with leading organizations like Veeva, IMS Health, PwC Consulting, and Doctors.net.uk in a range of business development, product management, and strategic roles.
Chris holds a B. Comm from Deakin University and a B. Arch from the University of Melbourne.
Associate Vice President, Strategy and Operations
Brian McHale is the Associate Vice President Strategy & Operations at Exeevo. Brian has over 25 years of industry experience. During his tenure he has led the Training Team, the Customer Success Organization, and Alliances and Partnerships.
Prior to joining Exeevo, Brian spent 14 years at Sanofi where he held Sales, Sales Leadership, and Sales Operations positions. In addition, he worked at Pfizer for six years in North American and Global Multi Channel Marketing roles.
Brian holds a BS in Marketing from the University of Maryland, College Park, an MBA from the University of Baltimore, and an MS in Digital Marketing from New York University.
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