President of Kellman Pharmaceutical Services (KPS)
Kelly has nearly two decades of executive management experience in clinical development. He has built clinical teams and managed global trials in many different medical specialty areas including oncology, diabetes, cardiovascular, ophthalmology, infectious disease, renal, pain and hormone replacement.
In 2006, he founded Kelly Clinical Consultants, a functional service provider that supplied Clinical Research Associates and Project Management for long-term trials for many of the world’s leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Among the many trials under the company’s supervision, they trained, mentored, and managed a team of Russian CRA’s for a hypercholesterolemia trial and conducted performance evaluations for 28 independent regional contract CRAs.
Kelly served in a number of senior level positions at major global drug companies prior to forming Kelly Clinical Consultants in 2006. At Novartis Pharmaceuticals, he was a clinical research scientist, project manager and director responsible for 175 Phase III sites worldwide as well as 20 clinical research associates in a global long term HTN program. At Wyeth, he was senior lead clinical researcher in the women’s health therapeutic group.
Before Wyeth, Kelly worked at Amylin Pharmaceuticals where his focus was on diabetes and diabetic retinopathy. At SmithKline Beecham and GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, he was a regional clinical research associate for the Pulmonary and Diabetes therapeutic unit.
Kelly began his career at the global CRO Covance in 1995 as a clinical research associate monitoring clinical drug trials for developmental phase III and IV for sponsor pharmaceutical companies.
Kelly earned his BA in Biology from Rutgers University. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and three sons.
Vice President, Strategic Alliances
George’s career spans 20 years within the pharmaceutical industry.
Prior to joining KPS, George was Global Head of R&D Procurement for Teva Pharmaceuticals and for Cephalon, Inc. prior to Teva’s acquisition of Cephalon in 2011. He provided R&D Sourcing and Procurement activities for Teva’s R&D organization on the Branded Products side for all clinical categories. This included RFP lifecycle management for clinical programs, budgeting, and contract negotiations. In addition, he was accountable for all strategic relationship management and alliances with Teva’s 3rd party suppliers.
Before Teva, he was Director of Contracts at ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services accountable for all Sponsor contracting and study site negotiations worldwide.
George also spent 5 years at Pfizer at their R&D facility in Groton, CT where he organized the first centralized outsourcing function within clinical research for Pfizer Global R&D.
George began his career at Covance, Inc., a global CRO, as a Director of Finance
He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Management from West Chester University and lives in Chester Springs, PA.
Vice President, Clinical Operations
John’s career spans 25 years within the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry.
Prior to joining KPS, John was Vice President of Clinical Operations for Fate Therapeutics, Inc. While at Fate he rebuilt the Clinical and Data Management Departments while being accountable for strategy, planning, and execution of all clinical programs in all phases of development. Therapeutic areas included oncology, hematology, stem cells, and transplant for oncology and rare genetic disease.
Before Fate, John spent over 10 years at GlobeImmune, Inc. as Senior Director of Clinical Operations. He was hired by the founding scientists as one of the company’s first six employees. John was tasked to create and implement the infrastructure of the Clinical Operations Department globally. He was accountable for operational oversight of all clinical development programs within therapeutic areas including oncology and infectious disease in Phases I – 3.
John spent his early career as a regional CRA for SmithKline Beecham and Pfizer where he performed all site management activities in the therapeutic areas of included pulmonary, cardiovascular, diabetes, urology, CNS, and Sexual Dysfunction. He was also a clinical research coordinator at a clinical research asthma and allergy clinical site.
He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Science from University of Arizona and his MBA at University of Phoenix and lives in San Diego.
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