The Story of Medrio

Medrio offers eClinical solutions equipped with CloudEDC™ technology.

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3,000+ studies 400+ customers 98% customer satisfaction

Since 2005 Medrio has offered cloud-based eClinical software solutions. Medrio offers products suitable for studies in all phases and therapeutic areas.

Medrio Board of Directors

Mike Novotny

Medrio Board Member
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Medrio

Mike Novotny is the founder and CEO of Medrio. Mr. Novotny applies 20 years of experience in research and software to his eClinical SaaS vision. Prior to founding Medrio, Mr. Novotny was president of Ninaza, an EDC software company, and had previously held roles as a research associate at the U.N. and a manager of the fraud database at VISA. He holds a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from Columbia University. Mr. Novotny founded Medrio in 2005 in San Francisco.

Dr. Richard Scheller

Medrio Board Member
Chief Scientific Officer, 23andMe
Former Executive Vice President, Genentech

Richard H. Scheller is a globally recognized leader in biomedical research and has won some of science’s top awards, including the Lasker Prize and Kalvi Prize. He recently joined 23andMe, the personal genetics startup, to lead their new therapeutics division, which will use customer genomic data to develop novel drugs. Prior to joining 23andMe, Dr. Scheller led drug discovery at Genentech for 14 years as Executive Vice President of Research and Early Development and served as a member of Genentech's Executive Committee and the Roche Enlarged Corporate Executive Committee. Before joining Genentech, Dr. Scheller worked as a professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University and as an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Dave Lipscomb

Medrio Board Member
Founder and Former CIO, NetSuite

Dave Lipscomb brings great depth in software as a service (SaaS) to Medrio after spending 14 years at NetSuite, where he was a founding member in 1998. Holding the titles Senior Vice President of Engineering and Chief Information Officer, Mr. Lipscomb drove engineering, product management, and IT operations. Most recently, Mr. Lipscomb held the position of Senior Vice President of Customer Loyalty, focusing on customer retention and customer satisfaction. Under his leadership, NetSuite enabled thousands of customers worldwide to manage their business in real time, and the NetSuite service has achieved unprecedented uptime and reliability in the on-demand industry.

Doug Engfer

Medrio Board Member
Founder and Former CEO, invivodata

An entrepreneur from a long line of entrepreneurs, Doug Engfer has more than 25 years of executive leadership experience, focused on building productive organizations that expand their customers' top-line revenue. Most recently, Doug co-founded invivodata (now part of ERT), serving as President, CEO, and Board Chair. invivodata permanently changed pharmaceutical clinical research by pioneering the direct collection of valid, reliable patient self-reported data. Before that, Doug founded The Windward Group (now part of Nokia), a Silicon Valley software development services firm.


Ryan Drant

Medrio Board Member
Founder and Managing Director, Questa Capital

Ryan Drant has been actively investing in healthcare since 1996. He specializes in investments in the medical device, healthcare services, healthcare information technology and specialty pharma sectors. Ryan has been named four times to the Forbes Midas List of best venture capital investors. Prior to founding Questa, Ryan was a General Partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA). He led the firm’s global healthcare investing practice and served as a member of NEA’s four-person management committee. Previously, Ryan was with the Health Care Investment Banking Group of Alex. Brown & Sons and Arthur Andersen & Co.


Brad Sloan

Medrio Board Member
Managing Director, Questa Capital

Brad Sloan has been actively involved in the healthcare space for 20 years and specializes in investments in the healthcare information technology and healthcare services sectors. Prior to co-founding Questa, Brad was a senior investment professional at Parthenon Capital Partners, a growth oriented private equity firm, where he helped lead the healthcare investment practice. Prior to Parthenon, Brad worked at Broadlane, Inc., a healthcare technology company, where he was a member of the Executive Management Committee. Brad previously worked in a variety of healthcare investment roles at MTS Health Partners and Evercore Partners. Brad started his career in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc.

Medrio Senior Management

Mike Novotny

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Medrio

Mike Novotny is the founder and CEO of Medrio. Mr. Novotny applies 20 years of experience in research and software to his eClinical SaaS vision. Prior to founding Medrio, Mr. Novotny was president of Ninaza, an EDC software company, and had previously held roles as a research associate at the U.N. and a manager of the fraud database at VISA. He holds a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from Columbia University. Mr. Novotny founded Medrio in 2005 in San Francisco.

Laku Adedoyin

Vice President of Engineering

Laku Adedoyin brings over 18 years of software development and management experience to his role at Medrio. Laku leads Medrio's engineering team focusing on scalability and reliability to support the company's rapid growth. Prior to Medrio, Laku led development of a number of mobile and cloud applications, most recently at Workshare, a London-based enterprise file sharing provider. He holds a Master of Engineering in Computer Science from the Czech Technical University in Prague.


Steve Yount

Vice President of Sales

Steve Yount brings over 20 years of experience successfully building and scaling sales, business development and customer facing teams to his role at Medrio. He is well-versed in enterprise software, process automation, digital customer interaction, and cloud SaaS solutions. Steve follows an approach of ensuring the company and sales teams provide compelling value and success to customers in all key interactions. He is responsible for establishing Medrio’s go-to-market strategy, driving sales efforts, and ensuring successful customer relationships. Steve previously served as VP of Sales for software and technology companies including Symix, Goal Systems, and BigFix, and held senior positions with companies including IBM and UCCEL.


Lauren Costella

Vice President of Customer Success

As VP of Customer Success, Lauren Costella is tasked with overseeing Medrio’s growing and renowned Customer Success (CS) team. She brings extensive experience to her role at Medrio, having held numerous senior management and directorial positions at global SaaS companies, such as Searchmetrics and BrightEdge. She also serves as a Board Member for the Customer Success Network, a thought leader and speaker in the Customer Success space, and publishes articles and information on her blog. She also spent two years as a Strategic Communications advisor for the U.S. Department of Defense. Lauren holds a Master’s Degree in Sociology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, both from Stanford University.


Johannes Hoech

Vice President of Marketing

Johannes brings years of executive experience, in marketing and other areas, to his leadership of Marketing at Medrio. Having served in permanent and interim executive management roles at organizations ranging in size from three people to several hundred, Johannes is an expert at driving revenue and scaling fast-growing organizations of all sizes. He approaches his work with a combined analytical and creative mentality, executing efficiently while innovating pragmatic solutions. Johannes holds an MBA in Business Management from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, and a Masters of Engineering in Naval Architecture from UC Berkeley. When he’s not leading demand generation at Medrio, he can be found on a 1944-built steam freighter he manages in Point Richmond, California.


Nathan Weems

Chief Financial Officer

Nathan has accrued over 13 years of operational excellence in management roles spanning finance, business development, and marketing, most recently serving as Sr. Director of Finance at Natera, a public Bay Area biotech company. Earlier experience includes tenure at a top Wall Street investment bank and Big-4 accounting firm. Nathan brings expertise in accounting, due diligence, market research, fund raising and investor relations. He holds a BA from the University of Southern California and an MBA from Wharton. When his HP 12C is not within reach, you can usually find Nathan on two wheels or two skis exploring the outdoors with his family.

Careers at Medrio

Medrio is a San Francisco based company providing software for clinical research. As a fast growing company, Medrio is always looking for talented people to join our team. Please send general inquiries to careers@medrio.com or apply directly for our current openings:

At Medrio We Value:


We drink beer together on Thursdays. "Thursday beer stand-up" is an informal gathering with an open agenda where we talk about highlights and lowlights from the week. We also get together to bake cookies for our customers and have other informal but important ways to bond as a team.


We have a flywheel in our office to concretely symbolize the importance of maintaining momentum by providing great value to our existing customers.

Improving the world

"Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity." (Horace Mann). 20,000 people die a day from cancer, and more from other diseases, so come help Medrio do our part to improve health and save lives.


Medrio is a software company but also a health company. To reflect this, we have a wellness program that pays for gym memberships, massages, etc., and we provide healthy snacks at the office.

Hard Work

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls, and looks like work." (Thomas Edison). Medrio is a place where hard work and results are admired and rewarded.