Leadership

The Planet Pharma leadership team is composed of proven senior executives with extensive industry knowledge and experience in the biopharmaceutical industry.

Mike Stomberg, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Stomberg is the founder and CEO of The Planet Group of Companies which includes Planet Pharma, Planet Forward, Planet Healthcare, PFES, Pharma Start and UXFactory.

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Mike Stomberg, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Stomberg is the founder and CEO of The Planet Group of Companies which includes Planet Pharma, Planet Forward, Planet Healthcare, PFES, Pharma Start and UXFactory. Michael has over 20 years of experience developing and leading global organizations. Michael is skilled at organizational development, leadership development, budgeting, streamlining operations, technology integration, team development, and global business strategy.

Nick Demling, President

Nick Demling offers 20 years in Clinical Trials Resource Management, Business Development - Consulting/ Project Teams, Staff Augmentation, FSPs & Outsourcing.

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Nick Demling, President

Nick Demling offers 20 years in Clinical Trials Resource Management, Business Development – Consulting/ Project Teams, Staff Augmentation, FSPs & Outsourcing. Nick has expertise in Global Workforce optimization solutions across multiple areas of clinical research to the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device, and CRO Industries. Mr. Demling provides a lead role in business development and client management, working with managers and on-site vendors within the industry to meet their needs for staffing solutions.

Specialties: Deep rooted relationships in the pharmaceutical/ medical device/ CRO industry. Strategic Planning, Business Development, Resource Management, Business Re-engineering, P&L Management, Acquisitions & Divestitures. Intelligent, Cost Effective, Innovative, Problem-Solving skills for international clinical trials focused on helping patients live longer, healthier lives.

Tim Bauwens, Chief Financial Officer

Tim Bauwens is the CFO of The Planet Group of Companies and is responsible for accounting and reporting, financial planning, cash management, human resources and risk management.

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Tim Bauwens, Chief Financial Officer

Tim Bauwens is the CFO of The Planet Group of Companies and is responsible for accounting and reporting, financial planning, cash management, human resources and risk management. He has over 25 years corporate accounting and finance experience, having spent the early part of his career focused on mergers & acquisitions, mostly in the service and utilities sectors. Tim has spent the last ten years in the professional services and construction industries working with publicly traded and privately held companies with an emphasis on accelerated topline growth, improved cashflow, and maximizing return on investment. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Augustana College, and holds a Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

Carolyn Durham, Chief Operating Officer

Carolyn Durham brings a unique blend of experience in account management, business development and corporate operations to lead the direction of our client services, business development and administrative functions.

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Carolyn Durham, Chief Operating Officer

Carolyn Durham brings a unique blend of experience in account management, business development and corporate operations to lead the direction of our client services, business development and administrative functions. Carolyn brings over 12 years of experience in the professional staffing and consulting industries primarily supporting pharmaceutical, biotechnology and device organizations. Her experience has encompassed sales, recruitment, business development, commercial operations and project management. Carolyn has a bachelor’s degree in communications and culture with a minor in business and sociology from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.

Ryan Gayan, Sr. Vice President

Ryan Gayan has 15 years of global resourcing experience within the pharmaceutical industry. Ryan specializes in providing flexible solutions to clients with a high attention to detail, delivery and quality.

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Ryan Gayan, Sr. Vice President

Ryan Gayan has 15 years of global resourcing experience within the pharmaceutical industry. Ryan specializes in providing flexible solutions to clients with a high attention to detail, delivery and quality. He has worked extensively on the agency side and understands the importance of speed, quality and delivery as well as within corporate HR / Talent Acquisition managing vendors, budgets and navigating the lines of communication with internal management. Additionally, Ryan has experience working for a Global outsourcing company providing full service, FSP and blended service offerings. Ryan offers a consultative, knowledgeable approach to Planet Pharma clientele. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commodity, Food and Textile Marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Andre Lozier, Vice President

Andre Lozier has been working in the Consulting, Solutions, and Staff Augmentation industry for over 15 years. His focus has always been in the life sciences sector, with the past 10 years focused specifically in clinical trial resourcing.

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Andre Lozier, Vice President

Andre Lozier has been working in the Consulting, Solutions, and Staff Augmentation industry for over 15 years. His focus has always been in the life sciences sector, with the past 10 years focused specifically in clinical trial resourcing. He has been a part of building teams for Medical Writing, QA (GxP), SAS and Biostatistics, Data Management, CRAs, Project Management, and Study Management. Andre takes pride in understanding his customers business, and adding value with out of the box thinking and creativity.

Dane Yarnell, Sr. Director, Recruitment

As the Director of Recruitment for Planet Pharma, Dane Yarnell is responsible for the national consultant and direct hire delivery platform.

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Dane Yarnell, Sr. Director, Recruitment

As the Director of Recruitment for Planet Pharma, Dane Yarnell is responsible for the national consultant and direct hire delivery platform. Dane is a graduate of Northwood University with a degree in Advertising along with 11 years of experience in staffing specific to research and development within Pharma, Medical Device and Biotechnology. Dane possesses an expert knowledge of this market, along with the experience necessary to deliver quality opportunities to our consultants and the best resources to our clients. With strategic oversight and tactical management to the strongest recruitment team on a global level, Planet Pharma is a true game changer for our consultants and clients.

Emma Morris, Senior Director, EMEA

Emma Morris has worked in global staffing and outsourcing for over 10 years with a specific EMEA region focus, within the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device, and CRO business.

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Emma Morris, Senior Director, EMEA

Emma Morris has worked in global staffing and outsourcing for over 10 years with a specific EMEA region focus, within the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device, and CRO business. Her experience includes international business development, client account management, staff augmentation, FSP/Outsourcing, staff training & management, and project management. Emma has built out teams in niche verticals in start-up environments, and has been able to strategically identify resourcing solutions and meet client demand in challenging circumstances.

Keith Jervis, Sr. Director of Operations, EU

Keith Jervis is the Operational Head for Europe. He joined the business in August of 2013 working with the ownership and leadership of the organisation to plan the expansion of our operations in to the UK and Europe.

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Keith Jervis, Sr. Director of Operations, EU

Keith Jervis is the Operational Head for Europe. He joined the business in August of 2013 working with the ownership and leadership of the organisation to plan the expansion of our operations in to the UK and Europe. He has both a corporate background and indeed an entrepreneurial spirit covering disparate market sectors of IT and Property Development, as well as a sporting background.
Significant success and experience in building and leading teams, business development and customer satisfaction, with a focus on trust and long standing relationships. Keith is responsible for overseeing all internal appointments, opening of required office locations, business vendor relationship management and development, legal oversight, day-to-day operational and back office oversight and communication to the business as to the ongoing progress and needs of the region.