Saving half a million lives, one trial at a time

We view the clinical researchers who use Medrio as partners in the goal we both share: to live in a stronger, healthier world.

Our Mission

At Medrio, our purpose is to save 500,000 lives by providing clinical researchers with the tools necessary to chase the next breakthrough in public health. Our success is defined by our customers’ ability to accelerate their research, eliminate hurdles, and maximize their return on investment. We’re committed to partnering with sponsors and CROs in early phase pharma, medical device, and diagnostics clinical research along their journey to medical discovery.

4,500+ studies

Faster studies across the globe in all phases and industries

98% Customer Satisfaction

Consistently meeting and exceeding your demands

600+ Customers

Join the organizations chasing the next breakthrough

Accelerate your research. Increase your trial volume. Save more lives.

Medrio is the fastest solution for early-phase pharma, diagnostic, and medical device clinical trials.

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The Story of Medrio

Medrio’s origins date back to 2005, when founder Mike Novotny observed a shortcoming in the eClinical space: traditional eClinical platforms cater to the needs of large Phase III pharma studies with complex study designs, leaving early phase, diagnostic, and device researchers yearning for a solution tailored to their goals. Medrio was born out of a vision to fill this space. After more than a decade, an international expansion, and countless adventures with our cat mascot, Dr. GoodData, we’re continuing to lead the market in early-phase research, offering ease of use, control, and proactive customer success to our more than 550 customers. We know that we’re only successful if our customers are successful – and we’ll never stop working to empower them on their journey to make a positive impact on public health.

Meet the Medrio Team

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Mike Novotny
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dr. Richard Scheller
Medrio Board Member, Chief Scientific Officer of 23andMe, Former Executive Vice President of 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.

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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.

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Mike Novotny
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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.

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Steve Geffon
Chief Commercial Officer

As Chief Commercial Officer, Steve Geffon is responsible for Medrio’s global sales operations across the US, Europe, and APAC. Steve has over 15 years of experience leading high-performance sales teams within the technology, software, and clinical trials space and a proven track record of generating revenue in fast-growing business units.  Most recently, Steve was a Group Vice President at ERT responsible for the North American commercial organization and over $500 million in annual sales.   He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Stockton University and is based in Rumson, New Jersey.

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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.

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Fred Martin
Chief Product Officer

Fred Martin has built a career in healthcare over the course of nearly two decades, and has developed healthcare systems, BI/Analytics solutions, workflow tools for hospitals, and more. He has served in Director of VP positions at companies including PointClickCare, Press Ganey, and Premiere Healthcare Alliance. He brings broad experience in user-centered design and bridging cosumer-centric front-end web applications and technology infrastructures to his role at Medrio. Fred holds a MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; a MILR from Cornell University; and a BA from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Johannes Hoech
VP of Marketing and International Operations

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.

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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 Communications, both from Stanford University.

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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.

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Leslie Olsen
Vice President of Product Marketing

Leslie Olsen brings a unique combination of marketing, product management, and strategic expertise to her role as VP of Product Marketing at Medrio. Comfortable at both strategic and tactical levels, she has successfully led marketing teams and launched innovative products at startups and Fortune 500 companies. Leveraging analytics and intuition, she transforms complex market challenges into innovative solutions that deliver strong competitive advantages. At Medrio, she oversees sales enablement, company and product positioning, thought leadership, competitive intelligence, and overall go-to-market strategy. Leslie holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Political Economy from the University of Washington, and is a native of Oakland, California.

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Shinya Yamamoto
Managing Director, Asia-Pacific Region

Shinya Yamamoto, Ph.D., leads the development of Medrio’s relationships with organizations conducting clinical trials in Japan and throughout APAC. He has spent over fifteen years in the clinical research industry in roles spanning Clinical Operations, Site Start-Up & Regulatory, Business Development, and more, and plays a central role in Medrio’s international growth. Having worked at numerous CROs and Life Science organizations in Japan, he possesses a keen understanding of the eClinical needs and challenges of organizations conducting clinical trials in the region. His academic expertise is Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Technology & Innovation Management.

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Lewis Baird
Senior Director, European Business Development

Lewis Baird leads Medrio’s business development operations across the EMEA. He brings with him over 10 years of global sales and leadership experience of eClinical and CRO solutions to meet Medrio’s customer needs. Prior to joining Medrio, Lewis led the European business development function at Datatial, Biorasi and managed the CEE/MENA territory while at IQVIA. He holds a BS in Business Administration from University of Colorado and is based in Bratislava, Slovakia

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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 or apply directly for our current openings:

News & Events

Recent News

FEB 2019
Medrio Reports Significant Growth in 2018 after a Year of Enhancements to the Customer Experience
MAY 2018
Altasciences Clinical Research Joins the Medrio Partner Program
APRIL 2018
Medrio Leads the Way to Paperless Clinical Trials with New eSource Features
APRIL 2018
Medrio Delivers on Commitment to Customer Success with Launch of New Online Resource - Medrio Community
FEB 2018
Medrio Announces Accelerated Global Expansion on the Heels of a Successful 2017
APRIL 2017
Non-Profit MAPS to Utilize Full Range of Medrio Functionality for Pivotal PTSD Study

Upcoming Events

Reduce Barriers, Get Clinical Trials Off the Ground Faster with eConsent

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Programming a CDASH-Compliant eCRF Library Using Biostatistics

  • Tuesday, May 7
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Seeking Out Clinical Trial Costs and Eliminating Them with Technology

  • Wednesday, May 15
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Cleaner Data and Streamlined Trials with Direct Data Capture

  • Wednesday, May 22
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DIA 2019

  • June 23 - 27
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