Meet Our Team

We are open, data-driven, customer-focused, and determined to advance healthcare and clinical research.

team members

Every one of us has a unique background in life sciences and healthcare combined with a passion for enhancing clinical research.

  • Cal Collins

    Cal Collins

    Co-Founder and CEO

    Career entrepreneur. 20 years in leadership roles for software companies, focusing on technology/innovation, sales & delivery for key accounts, and finance. 15 years experience in eclinical domain. A.B. Magna Cum Laude Harvard College.

  • Ben Baumann

    Ben Baumann

    Co-Founder and COO

    Ben Baumann has been working in the clinical research field for 16 years. He co-founded OpenClinica with colleague Cal Collins to make it easier for study teams to carry out high-quality clinical research using modern technology. As OpenClinica’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Baumann has helped develop the company into a leading provider of cloud-based solutions that help automate and accelerate clinical trials, while delivering an industry-leading user experience. His passions include finding human-centric ways to unlock existing sources of real-world data for clinical research. In his downtime he enjoys gardening, spending time with his wife and children, and recreating outdoors in the great state of Maine. Ben holds a B.A. with honors from Harvard College.

  • Andrea Flathers

    Andrea Flathers

    Senior Director of Client Services

    Joined OpenClinica in August 2020 and is responsible for leading our Professional Services, Customer Support and Customer Success teams. In industry since 2008, she has vast experience in leading implementations and support for eclinical solutions partnering with Sponsors, CRO’s and ARO’s. Prior to OpenClinica, she held various positions at Veeva Systems and PhaseForward (now Oracle) within the professional services realm.

  • Paul Bowen

    Paul Bowen

    Senior Director of Product

    Joined OpenClinica in 2016. Instrumental in building our scalable product team. Highly cross-functional software development expert with over 15 years of eClinical product development experience. Prior roles as Senior Product Owner at Clinical Ink and Senior Product Manager at Outcome Sciences/Quintiles (now IQVIA).

  • Shiva Vadla

    Shiva Vadla

    Senior Director of Engineering

    5 years at OpenClinica; instrumental in creating our high quality, agile engineering team. Total of 13 years experience as hands-on engineer, architect, and team lead working with leading edge technologies. Prior to OC, led the engineering product team at Vecna, an innovative health IT company building patient self-service technologies.

  • Mark Epstein

    Mark Epstein

    Vice President, Sales

    Joined OpenClinica in January 2022 with 13 years experience selling complex eclinical solutions to both SMB and Enterprise accounts as player-coach. Formerly, VP of Sales at RxMX (digital health), VP of Client Engagement at RedCap Cloud, and Solutions Consultant Director at Parexel.

  • Rob Rittberg

    Rob Rittberg

    Senior Director of Sales

    5 years at OpenClinica, most of this time spent as our only sales and marketing professional. Highly cross functional; superb team player. Formerly Global Marketing Manager, Clinical Research Analytics at PerkinElmer.

  • Adora Nwazota

    Adora Nwazota

    Compliance Manager

    Joined OpenClinica in August 2021. Previously, worked as a Quality Professional at Abbott, and Compliance Manager at BPL Plasma. Fast learner.

  • Bailey Smith

    Bailey Smith

    Senior Program Manager (eSource)

    Joined OpenClinica in October 2021 to help manage development efforts for OpenClinica Unite (EHR eSource product). Previously was Project Manager at Epic Systems, directing EHR implementations and functioning as liaison with the development team.

  • Jackie Brusch

    Jackie Brusch

    Director of Marketing

    Jackie joined OpenClinica in June 2021. Previously, she was Head of Global Content Marketing at the CRO, Worldwide Clinical Trials, and Marketing Content Manager at eCOA software company, CRF Health (now Signant Health). As the Head of Marketing at OpenClinica, Jackie creates the marketing vision and strategy and leads product marketing, communications, PR, brand design, social media, digital marketing, and business development. In 2022, Jackie was named a Woman to Watch by MM+M (Medical Marketing + Media), and in 2018, she was awarded three platinum and one gold award from the Marcom Awards, administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, for her marketing talent. In her free time, Jackie enjoys participating on the Marketing and Communications Advisory Council for the Spina Bifida Association and volunteering for organizations in her community, such as the Pottstown Children’s Discovery Center and her local Kiwanis International chapter. She’s an amateur gardener and loves spending time with her husband and two cats.

  • Courtney Flekel

    Courtney Flekel

    Associate Director, Human Resources

    Joined OpenClinica March 2021. Hit the ground running leading a hiring initiative to nearly double headcount in 9 months. Previously worked in HR for Cambridge Consultants (now Capgemini), and Halloran Consulting Group (a life sciences consulting firm).

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