RESEARCH DONE BRIGHT

BRIGHT Research Partners is a contract clinical research organization (CRO) specializing in medical devices.

  • We manage clinical trials from concept to completion, with smarts and sophistication to make the complex appear simple
  • We provide clinical research solutions with innovative strategies, superb execution, and personalized service
  • We are right-sized to become a seamless extension of your team
  • We take pride in using our broad and deep experience and lessons learned to make your life easier

Backstory

BRIGHT Research Partners was founded in 2008 with a mission to provide the med-tech industry with creative, sophisticated, and quality-focused research. Headquartered in the medical device hub of Minneapolis, Minnesota, BRIGHT has built a team focused on excellence.

We pride ourselves in not only our quality deliverables, but employee satisfaction, a collaborative culture, and work-life balance. You can take a deeper dive into BRIGHT’s backstory in this blog article by our founder, Andrea Fenton Abbs.

Our Values

Trust: We act in a responsible, moral, ethical, and sustainable way to support our mission, our team, and our clients.

Tenacity: We are passionate about clinical research and persistent in helping our clients succeed.

Transparency: We build strong relationships through honesty, authenticity, and clear communication.

We value strong relationships with every person on the study team. Our clients also benefit from the relationships we’ve developed with experienced physician investigators, key opinion leaders, top-notch clinical research sites, and core labs.

Ideal Clients

We work with medical device companies that require clinical studies for their Class II and III products; we provide strategic and effective solutions to design and direct their trials.

New clients come to BRIGHT primarily through referrals, which is a testament to the confidence clients have in our experienced and personable team.

We want to build long-term relationships with clients who share our core values. Our ideal clients are:

Strategic leaders who begin with the end in mind and appreciate the critical role clinical trials play in the success of their business

Efficiency and quality experts who invest in doing it right the first time

Ethical professionals who act with integrity and treat others with respect and kindness

The Team

Leadership

Andrea Fenton Abbs

Chief Executive Officer, Founder

Andrea Fenton Abbs

Tom Goudreault, MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Tom Goudreault, MBA
President

Marit Slawson

President

Marit Slawson

Scott Brown, PhD

Chief Scientific Strategist

Scott Brown, PhD

Elizabeth Rossini

Chief Marketing Officer

Elizabeth Rossini

Gary Englert

Chief Financial Officer

Gary Englert

Clinical Trial Management & Monitoring

Melissa Ingram, PhD

Director, Clinical Research

Melissa Ingram, PhD

Joan Grebin Hazen, MBA

Clinical Consultant

Joan Grebin Hazen, MBA

Beth Wicklund, MD

Medical Director

Beth Wicklund, MD

Lisa Mayberry, RN, MSN, CCRA

Manager, Monitoring

Lisa Mayberry, RN, MSN, CCRA

Mary Ovick

Manager, Clinical Operations & Audit

Mary Ovick

Hannah Bearinger, PhD

Study Director

Hannah Bearinger, PhD

Danielle Gustafson, MS

Study Director

Danielle Gustafson, MS

Emily Vollbrecht, MBA

Study Director

Emily Vollbrecht, MBA

Michelle Doyle, PhD

Study Director

Michelle Doyle, PhD
Rebecca Koller

Rebecca Koller

Study Director

Kari Thomas, CCRC

Kari Thomas, CCRC

Study Director

Jessi Maumee

Study Director

Jessi Maumee

Leah Johnson, PhD

Study Director

Leah Johnson, PhD

Pam Zinn

Clinical Research Associate

Pam Zinn

Valarie Morrow

Clinical Research Associate

Valarie Morrow

Louise Wohlford, RN, BSN, CCRA

Clinical Research Associate

Louise Wohlford, RN, BSN, CCRA

Elizabeth Reedy, RT

Clinical Research Associate

Elizabeth Reedy, RT

Erica Kerstetter, MAT

Clinical Research Associate

Erica Kerstetter, MAT

Claire Swan

Clinical Research Associate

Claire Swan

Anna Rillo, RN, BSN

Clinical Research Associate

Anna Rillo, RN, BSN

Christine Santa Ana

Clinical Research Associate

Christine Santa Ana

Brittney Juul, LSW

Clinical Research Associate

Brittney Juul, LSW

Eleanor Goblirsch, MS

Clinical Research Associate

Eleanor Goblirsch, MS

Data Management & Biostatistics

Robin Solinsky

Director, Clinical Data Systems

Robin Solinsky

Dylan Lukes, MS, MPP, PhD

Director, Clinical Analytics & Research

Dylan Lukes, MS, MPP, PhD

Brian Harvey

Manager, Clinical Data Systems

Brian Harvey

Denise Feda, PhD

Manager, Clinical Data Systems

Denise Feda, PhD

Noelle Henry, MSPH

Manager, Biostatistics

Noelle Henry, MSPH

Santiago Charry

Clinical Data Specialist

Santiago Charry

Frederick de Ruiter

Clinical Data Specialist

Frederick de Ruiter
Todd Grantham

Todd Grantham

Data Management Programmer

Ellie Nelson, MPH

Biostatistician

Ellie Nelson, MPH

Katy Podolinsky

Clinical Trial Administrator

Katy Podolinsky

Michele Herzog, RN, CCRA, CMC

MedDRA Coding Consultant

Michele Herzog, RN, CCRA, CMC

Regulatory & Quality

Lisa Gallatin, RAC

Director, Regulatory & Quality

Lisa Gallatin, RAC

Anisa Ahmed

Clinical Quality Systems Specialist

Anisa Ahmed

Kaylee Roy

Clinical Quality Systems Specialist

Kaylee Roy

Business Project Management

Sheryl Sheehan, MPT

Manager, Project Planning & Analysis

Sheryl Sheehan, MPT

David Sperling

Project Manager

David Sperling

Megan Theis

Project Manager

Megan Theis

Michaela Kronlage

Project Manager

Michaela Kronlage

Business Operations & Administration

Pamela Deering

Director, Human Resources & Finance

Pamela Deering

Kathryn Evans Cizio

Manager, Training & Development

Kathryn Evans Cizio

Hameem Albosaad

Executive Assistant

Hameem Albosaad

Business Development

Jennifer Groben, MA

Vice President, Business Development

Jennifer Groben, MA

Jeremy Abbs, MBA

Business Development Strategist

Jeremy Abbs, MBA

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Tell us how BRIGHT can assist you with your next project. From consultation to completion, we are here to help.

BRIGHT is always seeking talented professionals who fit our culture and mission. If you are interested in joining our team, please send your résumé and cover letter to jobs@brightresearchpartners.com

612-345-4544

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BRIGHT Research Partners

730 Second Avenue South, Suite 500

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

Bright Research Partners

730 Second Avenue South, Suite 500
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402