Leader in digital patient recruitment hires CFO and General Counsel; Creates presence in Raleigh-Durham
RALEIGH, N.C.; March 14, 2023 (Business Wire) – AutoCruitment, LLC (“AutoCruitment” or the “Company”), a leader in digital patient recruitment for clinical research, today announced Eric Setzer has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Kathy Twiddy appointed as General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer. Additionally, the Company announced the new North Carolina office location where both executives will be based.
Setzer joins from World Wide Technology where he was responsible for financial planning and analysis for the technology solutions provider with over $17 billion in annual revenue. He is a senior financial and operations executive, with more than 25 years of experience serving high-growth technology, life sciences, and pharmaceutical services organizations, including previous senior leadership roles as CFO of Avista Pharma Solutions, executive financial roles with INC Research (now Syneos Health, Inc.), and CFO of Expression Analysis, a leading provider of genomic services for use in clinical trials and research (acquired by Quintiles, now IQVIA). He received his MBA from Duke University and B.S. in Accounting from the State University of New York at Oswego.
Twiddy joins AutoCruitment from ChannelAdvisor where she served as General Counsel of the global e-commerce SaaS company, which went private in November 2022. She previously served as U.S. General Counsel of Mayne Pharma Inc. and was a partner with the K&L Gates law firm. Prior, she served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of LipoScience, Inc., which merged with Laboratory Corporation of America in 2014. She also served as the Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary of M*Modal, Inc., which traded on NASDAQ until it went private in 2012. Earlier in her career she held senior legal executive roles with Quintiles Transnational Corp. (now IQVIA), Misys plc, and IBM Corporation and worked with a variety of law firms. She received a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
“We are proud to welcome Eric as our new CFO and Kathy as our new General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer,” said Bethany Bray, CEO and Co-Founder of AutoCruitment. “Both executives are joining us at an acceleration phase as we scale to continue to assist our global clients in significantly increasing enrollment and reducing study enrollment timelines for their portfolios of clinical trials, while advancing our mission of making clinical trials accessible to everyone. Their experience and leadership will further enable us to support the commercialization of safe, effective new treatments for diseases and conditions across all therapeutic areas, worldwide.”
“This is an exciting time for AutoCruitment, and I look forward to supporting the next phase in its evolution,” shared Twiddy. “My goals will be to help the team navigate a dynamic high growth environment while maintaining the highest standard of integrity that is fundamental to all of our stakeholders’ success.”
“I am delighted to join the AutoCruitment team and help build a world class financial infrastructure that will best serve our clients and stakeholders, while empowering all patients to engage in the clinical research process,” added Setzer. “It’s an inspiring time to join AutoCruitment, which has a strong reputation for delivering results, and I look forward to working with Bethany and our investors at QHP Capital during this exciting time for the company.” Setzer and Twiddy are the newest members joining a diverse global AutoCruitment management team — view the entire management team and more about what being part of the industry means.
Additionally, the Company announced the opening of an office in Raleigh that will support the executive leadership team as well as future expansion and growth. “The Research Triangle area is one of the top global hubs for clinical research and the biopharmaceutical industry. Our presence will further allow us to become part of an ecosystem of talented professionals, clients, and innovative research organizations,” said Bray.
AutoCruitment is a transparent metrics-driven ecosystem of global, risk-based patient recruitment and engagement solutions, digitizing and revolutionizing the end-to-end patient and client experience. The Company’s multifaceted approach utilizes sophisticated algorithms, advanced automation, and over 1,500 direct-to-patient online channels to directly find, screen, and automatically refer highly qualified patients across all therapeutic areas with a greater chance of randomization success. AutoCruitment’s patient recruitment scientists work in complete collaboration with Sponsor and CRO project teams while supporting research sites to optimize the program, increasing randomization by an average of 97% per month. The results are higher enrollment, increased diversity, and greater patient engagement accelerating timelines and exceeding milestones at every phase of clinical research. For more information, please visit autocruitment.com.