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IMPACT Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. Announces the Hiring of Senior Business Executive

Research Triangle Park, NC: November 26, 2019 Impact Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (IMPACT), a pharmaceutical research and consulting firm located in Research Triangle Park, NC, is pleased to announce that Amanda Derr has joined its team as Senior Vice President (SVP), Business Operations & CFO. Amanda is an accomplished leader in the contract research industry, with more than 20 years of experience across a variety of functions, including business strategy, finance and accounting, HR, quality assurance, legal, technology, and proposals & contracts.

As SVP, Business Operations & CFO, Amanda will be charged with maintaining and developing the infrastructure necessary to support IMPACT as it enters its next phase of growth. She will also be responsible for building and maintaining effective working relationships throughout IMPACT and for mentoring leaders across the company.

“We are so pleased to welcome Amanda to IMPACT,” said Mark Cierpial, PhD, chief executive officer for IMPACT. “Amanda, Tim Garver (COO), and I, along with a number of other IMPACT employees, had the privilege of working together for many years at Lineberry Research Associates, when it was a privately-held CRO located here in the Park. Those established relationships and her track record of positive results make me extremely confident that Amanda can help lead IMPACT to even further success.” said Dr. Cierpial.

Amanda joins IMPACT most recently from Rho, Inc., in RTP, NC, where she was a member of the leadership team and served as the Vice President, Internal Services. For most of Amanda’s career, she’s worked in leadership roles at privately-held pharmaceutical research firms, and these opportunities have allowed her to work broadly across business operations as well as make significant contributions to business growth and development.


IMPACT is a privately held pharmaceutical research and consulting company that assists pharmaceutical and biotech companies with the development of new and existing therapies. Our team consists of professionals trained and experienced in overall drug development, regulatory affairs, medical writing, and project management. Our mission is to provide high-quality regulatory and drug development consulting, medical writing, project and program management services, and regulatory operational services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

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Media Contact:

Mark A. Cierpial, PhD, Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (919) 899-9248
Fax: (919) 354-6090


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