Leadership Team

JIAN CHEN
President


Jian is an industry veteran with 20 years of experience in information management, statistics and business intelligence. Previously, Jian was the cofounder and CTO of Q-Square Business Intelligence, Inc., a CRO company based in New Jersey. Jian has solid domain knowledge in the pharmaceutical, financial, and insurance industries, as well as deep and broad technology experience. He has leveraged the advancements in information technology to revolutionize existing business processes in clinical data management. His metadata based solution provides a seamless integration of process and data (both structured and unstructured), allowing researchers to focus on business applications, as opposed to simply technology implementation.

Jian has an MBA Finance and Strategy degree from Columbia University, and an MS Biostatistics and Biomedical Engineering degree from Medical College of Virginia, School of Medicine.

PETER SMILANSKY
Sr. Vice President Product Strategy


Peter has 25+ years of Information Technology experience – all in the Life Sciences industry and R&D systems. Peter lead development and implementation of clinical, regulatory and safety systems for a major pharmaceutical company, managed application architecture in a global R&D organization, directed clinical and preclinical IT in a biotechnology firm, worked as lead clinical systems architect for a CRO. Prior to joining EDETEK in 2015 he managed a clinical technology consulting practice for a global systems integrator.

Throughout his career Peter participated in some of the industry’s most visible R&D business technology projects. Peter brought to production numerous business process management, scientific activity monitoring and data warehousing applications into clinical trials.

Peter is one of the key industry contributors to establish regulated clinical systems to the Public Cloud environment. He is a frequent presenter at the clinical technology conferences. Peter has a Master’s Degree in Applied Math and Computer Sciences from the University of Kiev.

TOM GUINTER
Vice President Product Services


Tom has 35+ years combined Information Technology and Information Management experience, the last 20 years in the Life Sciences industry. Tom has previously held leadership positions in multiple Life Sciences services providers focused on Data Standardization in the Clinical Data Lifecycle, as well as one of the Top 5 major Pharmaceutical companies. While as an independent consultant supporting Clinical Data Standards and Data eSubmission Tom worked with one of the industry’s largest Biotechnology companies helping define their Clinical Data Standards implementation and management strategies. Tom has been a volunteer to the CDISC SDS (Submission Data Standards) team since 2001, was a co-lead for the team when the SDTM (Study Data Tabulation Model) was developed, is an acknowledged principal contributor to the SDTM through SDTM v1.2, won the FDA’s Leveraging / Collaboration Award in 2005 as a member of the SDS team, and has trained well over 1,000 people in the basics of the SDTM.

DAVE ALDERSON
Vice President of Business Development


Dave Alderson has spent more than 25 years in the clinical development arena, 10 of which were leading product development for MRI, PET and other diagnostic and treatment devices. For the past 17 years he has been developing and managing sales teams for custom and commercial software systems and related services to support and enhance clinical development. A frequent speaker and author on various clinical topics Dave specializes in bringing the power of clinical systems to early and late stage development and other unmet needs.

Dave has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Marquette University.