Verena has spent the last 18 years in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and CRO industry with a strong focus on oncology.
After finalizing her studies at the University of Ulm, she started her career path at Staticon international, a global CRO as Clinical Research Associate and later as Clinical Project Manager. Verena moved to Gilead Sciences, an international pharma company and headed Clinical Operations for their HIV program.
Beginning 2004 Verena started working in a growing and interesting sector of antibody development at Micromet where she was responsible for clinical trial management of international, interdisciplinary clinical trials in prostate cancer. In October 2006, Medpace asked her to join as Director Clinical Operations Europe having responsibility for clinical operations in Europe, providing line management, training and development of project managers, developing client relations, providing strategic input for executing project and programs as well as overseeing the development of project scopes and budgets.
Within Medpace she additionally took the role as General Manager Western Europe adding responsibilities for overseeing recruitment, assessing project feasibilities and providing input in proposals, assisting project managers in regional trouble shooting and achieving project objectives, serving as primary contact for agency inspections and sponsor audits. At Medpace - Verena also headed Business Development Europe.
After Medpace Verena started as COO at the Assign Group, responsible for Clinical Operations and Business Development, amongst which operative study performance, allocation of clinical operations resources, strategic input in execution of projects, ensure compliance to regulations and guidelines and acting as Program Director for clinical development programs in various indications, including personalized medicine. Verena also led the sales team, from cost estimate activities to bid defense meetings.
Verena’s dedication lies in conducting clinical trials to the highest ethical standards, being both highly efficient and effective in her approach.