Michelle Thompson, PhD, MBA, Vice President, Strategic Partnership Development

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Dr. Michelle Thompson provides strategic direction for Linical Americas in the areas of business growth, business development and new partnership alignment. She has more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and CRO industry, leading and building global sales organizations, driving acquisition and change activity, and managing subsequent adjustments in corporate branding and messaging. Prior to joining Linical, Dr. Thompson held various sales management positions at PRA Health Sciences, culminating in Vice President of Global Business Development.  She was the Vice President of Global Business Development and Marketing at Focus Bio-Inova, a central and specialty microbiology laboratory, and led the development of the global alliance management function across the laboratories at Pharmaceutical Products Development (bioanalytical, biomarkers, vaccine development and central labs). Additionally, she was an independent consultant for eight years, working with biotech, large pharmaceutical companies, venture capital firms and healthcare organizations. Before moving into her sales and marketing career, Dr. Thompson was a clinical scientist at Bristol Myers Squibb, and a study coordinator at the University of Connecticut. Academically, Dr. Thompson was a tenure-track assistant professor of marketing at the Helzberg School of Management at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, and an adjunct professor of psychology at the University of Connecticut. She holds a PhD and Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neuroscience from the University of Connecticut as well as an MBA from the University of North Carolina.