Roger Smith leads PPD’s Accelerated Enrollment Solutions business unit, which focuses on the company’s commitment to delivering patient-focused enrollment services. This offering combines the services of PPD, Acurian and its partner site networks to create innovative, patient-centered solutions that increase enrollment and minimize time and costs. In this role, Smith is responsible for the strategic direction and financial growth of the unit. He also oversees PPD’s novel offerings such as PatientAdvantage, a solution that drives greater patient enrollment and budget certainty along with speed and cost savings through integrated site, patient enrollment and PPD services.
Previously, Smith served as general manager of Acurian. During his tenure, Acurian was transformed from a small, niche player in patient recruitment to the acknowledged leader in accelerated, accountable enrollment solutions for biopharma, offering customers unprecedented enrollment certainty for their most important portfolio assets.
Smith has more than 20 years of senior management experience in operations, marketing, product development and technology. Prior to joining Acurian in 2001, he held the positions of senior vice president and chief information officer for Kozmo.com; vice president of internet strategy and development at Petopia.com (PETCO); and vice president of programming at Sony Online Ventures, Inc.