Veeva Systems, Inc.
As senior vice president and general manager at Veeva, Frank is responsible for the strategic direction, growth, and customer success of Veeva's regulatory, quality, and claims solutions for industries such as consumer goods, cosmetics, and chemicals.
Since 1999, Frank has provided strategic guidance and services to customers for cloud-based enterprise applications and platforms. An early cloud pioneer, he has managed hundreds of cloud implementations and brings a wealth of knowledge on how to evaluate, deliver, and support cloud technology.
Frank joined Veeva in 2008 to build its professional services function. Prior, he spent eight years at salesforce.com where he began as one of the company's first consultants and went on to hold various product management and sales positions. Before joining salesforce.com, Frank worked at Dell and Trilogy Software.
Frank graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and holds a bachelor's degree in economics.
Personal Care Products Council
George is an Associate Director with the Global Strategies department of the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC); his regional policy portfolio covers Europe, Middle East and Africa. In this capacity, George has been responsible for industry advocacy for the overarching GSO framework for cosmetics (GSO 1943/2016); ingredient issues in the EU; developing US industry advocacy in Sub Saharan Africa; as well as numerous in-country industry issues. Prior to joining PCPC, he has worked on Capitol Hill; for a State advocacy firm in Massachusetts; for a management consulting firm; and for the European Commission Delegation in Athens, Greece.
Diesch Law Group, APC
Angela Diesch has extensive experience representing cosmetics companies, in broad-based commercial, products liability and class action litigation, as well as regulatory advice and counsel. Angela helps companies navigate regulatory hurdles to ensure compliance with California state law and the statutes and regulations enforced by the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission and other regulatory agencies. Angela provides outside General Counsel services to cosmetic companies to meet the daily challenges that arise in the dynamic and competitive cosmetic industry.
Procter & Gamble
Mr. Jacobs-Johnson (JJ) is the Associate Director for Quality Assurance and Lab Services. JJ manages the quality assurance and global lab IT services in close partnership with P&G's Corporate Quality Assurance function to deliver compliance, quality, and value to our Sectors and Business Units. JJ is also the Business Information Security leader for the Innovation, Design, and Quality organization. JJ has delivered solutions and managed services for CBD, R&D, PS/QA with a strong track record of successfully delivering IT divestitures and acquisitions.
Benjamin Tanner is the President and CEO of Microchem Laboratory. He holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Arizona where he studied environmental infectious disease transmission under Dr. Charles Gerba. He is the author of the book, Legal Aspects of Infectious Diseases and has served as an expert microbiologist in dozens of infection-related lawsuits. He founded Antimicrobial Test Laboratories in 2006 and Cosmetic Test Labs in 2012, which were later combined with Microchem Laboratory. He served as CEO of Clinical Research Laboratories (including subsidiaries CRL Suncare and Vivo Clinical Testing) from 2016 until its recent acquisition by Eurofins. Dr. Tanner's current professional focus is the growth and development of Microchem Laboratory.
Veeva Systems, Inc.
Ed brings significant experience helping businesses gain traction and drive growth within new markets by focusing on customer success. Prior to joining Veeva, Ed led sales, marketing and business development functions at ClearCare, a vertical SaaS company servicing the home care market. At ClearCare, Ed managed the end-to-end business development processes from demand generation to contract close. Ed has also held sales leadership roles at several technology companies, including Legato Systems, Tivoli Systems, BEA, Adobe, and Salesforce.
As a supplier quality engineer, Shane Allen focuses on building supplier partnerships with companies of varying sizes and from a range of different industries. He earned his bachelors of applied science in physics and a minor in mathematics from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. He helped select and bring Veeva QualityOne online within Uponor and has continued his work in the field of supplier quality. He enjoys reading to his daughter, hosting a bi-weekly game night, and camping.
Global Lead, Seeds Regulatory Knowledge Management
Shanna has extensive experience as a regulatory affairs manager in the agricultural industry with a thorough understanding of regulatory processes and requirements globally. In her current role leading the global regulatory knowledge management team, she provides strategic direction for processes and software to drive efficiency and quality and to provide for transparency and retention of institutional knowledge. Shanna holds bachelor’s degrees in botany and microbiology from North Carolina State University and a master’s in molecular plant pathology from Virginia Tech.
Ryan Fleser has more than 20 years of experience developing and improving quality and environmental management systems in a variety of manufacturing environments. He is the current director of Quality and EH&S at Uponor North America (Uponor) and is responsible for the quality system development, process standardization and improvement, supplier quality development, and ISO9001 and ISO14001 oversight at five locations in the U.S. and Canada, as well as leading the Uponor North America's ISO50001 effort.
Prior to Uponor, from 2009 to 2016, Ryan developed and implemented Daikin Applied's ISO14001 certified Environmental Management System across five facilities in North America. He is a participating member of the U.S. ISO Technical Advisory Groups 176 and 207, and has served as adjunct instructor at the Dunwoody College of Technology.
Veeva Systems, Inc.
Kent has spent the majority of his career delivering technology-enabled training solutions to companies in highly regulated industries. He’s held leadership positions at industry leading companies such as AdMed, ClearPoint (Red Nucleus), UL EduNeering (UL), and now Veeva Systems.
Andy was named Web Industries' Vice President of Quality in 2018 and brings over 14 years of experience leading positive, transformative change in the aerospace and marine markets. In his role, Andy is responsible for delivering quality excellence throughout the enterprise by embracing market expertise, continuous improvement fundamentals, and employee ownership pride. Andy came to Web from the Rolls-Royce Corporation, where he most recently served as Global Director of Quality, HSE, Security and Business Improvement, Rolls-Royce Naval Marine. His entire career had been at Rolls-Royce where he has moved rapidly through their system with increasing levels of responsibility and a diverse range of assignments and leadership roles focused on culture, continuous improvement, program management and customer quality. He earned a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
As group CIO of Seqens, Alexandre leads the corporate and site teams working with Sequens' business solutions and services functions to maintain IT operations and prepare the company's digital future. Seqens' Information Services for Business (IT) group deploys and maintains solutions for pharma and chemical production, quality control, regular IT, and digital transformation initiatives worldwide for more than 3000 employees.
Alexandre started his carrer at EuroTunnel and held several information services positions at Sanofi Pasteur MSD driving key transformation projects. With more than 18 years experience in the highly regulated pharma industry, Alexandre has a nuanced understanding of the digital disruption stakes and how to transform organizations to take advantage of it. Alexandre graduated from the Université Claude Bernard and earned a Masters of Computer Science from Lyon I University.
Scientific & Regulatory Consultants, Inc
Rhonda Jones, RM(NRM), is the Founder and President of Scientific & Regulatory Consultants, Inc. (SRC). With nearly 30 years of experience in federal regulatory affairs, she has unique insight into antimicrobial product development including test method design, testing strategy, management of studies, efficacy troubleshooting, technical support, quality control, and auditing. She has over 30 publications, has presented at numerous national association meetings, and assisted in the testing and registration of hundreds of antimicrobial products with the EPA, FDA, US states, Health Canada, and internationally.
Household & Commercial Products Association
Nicholas Georges joined HCPA in April 2017 as the Director, Scientific Affairs and has eventually become HCPA's Senior Director, Scientific & International Affairs. Georges was previously the Director of Regulatory Affairs for PLZ Aeroscience and the Technical Director for Nyco Products. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Chemistry and has a black belt in six sigma.
Cosmetic Alliance Canada
As President & CEO of Canada's leading trade association for cosmetics and personal care products, Darren brings a wealth of experience in regulation, public policy and negotiating with governments. His long career includes nine years as a provincial Cabinet Minister where he was responsible for the re-organization of an entire health delivery system, as well as the negotiation of settlement agreements for century old aboriginal land claims. After public life, Darren joined the management team of Canadian Blood Services, Canada's national blood agency. In is current role, Darren has been successfully leading his industry's efforts to achieve the first major re-think of the regulatory framework for his sector by its regulator in over half a century, as well a working for greater international regulatory alignment to facilitate trade.
Naidu leads Accenture's North America R&D Consulting focused on Consumer Good Clients. He brings 22+ years of deep consulting experience and has shaped and delivered large end-to-end R&D transformation journeys for his clients, resulting in faster and successful new product launches. Prior to joining Accenture, Naidu led consulting projects in the Life Sciences Industry at Deloitte, Auto & Aerospace Industry at Dassault. Naidu holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Masters in Software Systems and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering.
Born and raised in The Netherlands, Geert obtained a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Delft University of Technology. He joined Unilever at its global R&D laboratory in Vlaardingen, Netherlands, working in the microscopy group of the analytical sciences department. He joined Unilever's global Foods Quality team after relocation to the US and redeveloped Unilever's foods GMPs and partnered with engineering in several factory design projects. He joined the company Quality team in 2017, with responsibility for Unilever's supplier, manufacturing and co-packer quality systems.
Danny is a Senior Business Process Analyst for Colgate-Palmolive in the Product Lifecycle Management space. In his 5 years working at Colgate, he has lead several end to end software initiatives to promote the use of regulatory & quality information, simplifying and automating steps in the product lifecycle. His major projects have focused on using pre-existing data to make better and more informed decisions throughout the design of a product. Danny graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Computer and Electrical Engineering.
Participants will leave the Summit with tested, actionable strategies and tactics to bring more agility and harmonization to their respective disciplines, as well as an expanded professional network.
This one-day complimentary educational event will feature more than 10 sessions designed to address the highest priority issues facing quality, regulatory and IT professionals in the consumer goods, chemical, cosmetics and other regulated industries.