October 02, 2013 09:03 ET

USDM Demonstrates Commitment to Operational Excellence During Company Expansion in Welcoming Kathleen Warner, PhD, CPM, to USDM as Chief Operating Officer

SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 2, 2013) - USDM, a leading global regulatory consulting firm in the life sciences space, is proud to announce Kathleen Warner, PhD, CPM, has joined the USDM team in the role of Chief Operating Officer. 

Ms. Warner has over 25 years of experience as a professional manager, executive, trusted advisor and thought leader in Information Technology (IT) and Life Sciences (LS). Kathleen was one of the first women executives at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and the first CIO at Boston College. Over the years, Kathleen has managed large, complex, global organizations in a matrix environment.

Over the past 12 years, Kathleen's career expanded into LS where she held a variety of positions, including R&D Practice Head, PMO Executive, Business Development Executive, Consulting Partner and LS Domain Expert to name just a few. Kathleen has worked as a practitioner and strategist with many of the top pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology multinationals and has built organizations to successfully manage people and projects, business process and technology. Kathleen holds a PhD in Education and Technology and is a certified Project Manager.

"USDM's focus on operational excellence, strength in compliance and commitment to client delight are a few reasons I am excited to join the USDM Team," said Kathleen Warner. "USDM is a company that utilizes technology for planning, managing, risk management, feedback and accountability, all of which are crucial for success project delivery, continued growth and client delight." 

"Kathleen is a seasoned veteran in the Life Science industry with a solid track record of forward thinking and delivering results," said Kevin Brown, Managing Partner, USDM. "Our team is committed to continued excellence and growth. We believe Kathleen's experience will enhance our already strong leadership team."

USDM is a leading global regulatory consulting firm providing compliance, business intelligence, validation, qualification, quality, auditing, and IT services to our clients in the life sciences industries. Information Technology has evolved to become the critical backbone of a life science company that helps to produce, manipulate, store, communicate, and/or disseminate information. USDM consultants provide a variety of client services to the life sciences sector that ensure IT compliance while pushing the boundaries of IT innovation. USDM has more than 13 years of experience supplying our clients with compliant solutions in each phase of their drug and product development cycle to help companies unify and optimize their business and compliance processes. USDM provides a comprehensive enterprise solution to support US, EMEA, and Asian regulatory requirements for regulated applications.