#EllevateYourself Twitter Chat with President and COO of Worldwide Clinical Trials Peter Benton
Online • December 20, 2017
Peter Benton serves as President and COO of Worldwide Clinical Trials, an award-winning, midsize contract research organization (CRO) with staff in more than 60 countries.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
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Peter Benton serves as President and COO for Worldwide Clinical Trials, an award-winning, midsize contract research organization (CRO) with staff in more than 60 countries. He leads a diverse team of more than 1,600 people whose mission is to help facilitate the development of life-changing medicines by integrating clinical trials methodology, operational acumen and efficient technology.
An engineer at heart, Peter began his career at General Electric as a graduate of the GE MMP program and has worked in a variety of aerospace, aircraft and manufacturing businesses. Since then, he has built a diverse resume, which includes significant executive-level leadership. He founded a medical device company called Flexible Medical Systems; managed late-stage drug development as vice president at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development LLC; and held various management positions in M&A, strategy and operations at TRW, Inc. Before Worldwide, Peter served as EVP & President for BioClinica’s eClinical Solutions business, where he led overall strategy, sales and operations and drove the company to grow by more than 300%. Peter graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Northeastern University and received an M.B.A. in finance and strategy from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Peter is headquartered in Morrisville, NC. He is a husband, a brother to three sisters and the father of two future female leaders, which has shaped his perspective on what strong female leadership looks like. He is a proud ally and supporter of women’s leadership initiatives, including the local Ellevate chapter, a global organization dedicated to helping women advance in the workplace; chairman of Flexible Medical Systems; and a member of the Microsoft Healthcare Partner Executive Board. He is passionate about building a workplace culture that is supportive of employees from all backgrounds and hopes to do his part to ensure that the workforce his daughters embark upon is one that has no glass ceilings and limitless potential.
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Please tweet your questions for Peter in advance with #EllevateYourself and we’ll discuss. See you on Twitter!
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