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INC Research, Inc. Appoints Jonathan Shough Chief Information Officer

4/30/2014 11:43:15 AM

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Raleigh, N.C., April 30, 2014 – INC Research, a leading, global Phase I to IV clinical research organization (CRO), today announced the promotion of Jonathan Shough to Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this role, Mr. Shough leads INC Research’s worldwide Information Technology (IT) strategy, which harnesses best-of-breed technologies to power the Company’s integrated end-to-end Trusted Process delivery methodology and expedite critical clinical development decisions.

"Technology is integral to our ability to improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of clinical development for our customers,” said Greg Rush, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, INC Research. “As a proven leader with a track record of delivering leading-edge solutions to support critical business operations, Jonathan brings a strong vision to further drive innovation for our customers and fuel the Company’s continued growth.”

Mr. Shough previously served as INC Research’s Vice President of IT Operations, leading its worldwide infrastructure and telecommunications network systems. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the planning, design, implementation and administration of a broad range of worldwide IT and infrastructure systems, application platforms and telecommunications network systems. His previous experience includes IT leadership roles with large CROs, including Quintiles where he served as Executive Director of IT Client Development and was instrumental in the development, launch and commercialization of its Infosario™ IT platform. Prior to working in the CRO industry, Mr. Shough held several senior leadership positions of increasing responsibility in global telecommunications and commercial banking. He is a former president of the North Carolina Telecommunications Association (NCTA) and served as a member of the technical advisory board for Cisco Systems.

“My role and the role of technology at INC Research is to optimize the clinical process and increase the quality and speed of decision-making for our customers,” said Mr. Shough. “I look forward to working with our global teams to provide even more efficient technology-driven solutions that will support this effort.”

About INC Research

INC Research is a leading, global full-service clinical research organization (CRO) providing the full range of Phase I to IV clinical development services for the world's pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries. As a therapeutically focused CRO, with a Trusted Process® delivery methodology, developing the medicines people need is something we take personally. Leveraging the breadth of our service offerings and the depth of our therapeutic expertise across multiple patient populations, INC Research connects customers, investigative sites and patients to accelerate the delivery of new medicines to market to improve world health. We were ranked "Top CRO to Work With" by sites worldwide in the 2013 CenterWatch Global Investigative Site Relationship Survey. INC Research is headquartered in Raleigh, NC, with operations across six continents and experience spanning more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter @inc_research.

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