NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medidata (NASDAQ:MDSO), the leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, today announced that Michael Pinto has joined the company as executive vice president and general manager of global sales. Reporting to Medidata’s chief commercial officer Steve Hirschfeld, Pinto will lead the global sales organization, as the company continues to scale its business and execute its growth strategy.
“Michael is a veteran sales leader,” said Hirschfeld. “His demonstrated success managing the sales organization of a large-scale software business will be a great asset to Medidata. We’re excited to have him guide our global sales force as we continue to scale our business, engage the most senior executives of the organizations we serve and drive adoption of the Medidata Clinical Cloud®, the leading technology platform in the life sciences industry.”
Pinto joins Medidata from DocuSign, where he served as vice president and general manager for the enterprise and healthcare life sciences industry. Prior to joining DocuSign, he was senior vice president and general manager of SAP’s billion-dollar-plus US East Coast unit, driving transformation across sales, marketing, operations, value engineering, solution engineering, channels and professional service functions. Pinto has held positions at multiple companies across the healthcare ecosystem, including top-tier pharmaceutical companies Bristol-Myers Squibb and American Home Products (now part of Pfizer), healthcare start-ups, and cloud solutions provider Model N. He earned a BA in economics from Lafayette College and an MBA in finance and marketing from the New York University Stern School of Business.
“Medidata is a true cloud innovator that is uniquely poised to transform clinical trials and help speed life-saving drugs to market through the use of its leading platform,” said Pinto. “I am thrilled to join the team and excited about the opportunity to drive Medidata’s business forward as we integrate cloud-based technologies and predictive analytics to improve patient outcomes.”
Medidata is the leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, transforming clinical development through its advanced applications and intelligent data analytics. The Medidata Clinical Cloud® brings new levels of productivity and quality to the clinical testing of promising medical treatments, from study design and planning through execution, management and reporting. We are committed to advancing the competitive and scientific goals of global customers, which include over 90% of the top 25 global pharmaceutical companies; innovative biotech, diagnostic and device firms; leading academic medical centers; and contract research organizations.