A senior life sciences executive, Ms. Reese has over 25 years’ experience in the industry. A published author, leadership coach, and thought leader, her background spans the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and contract research organization (CRO) industries.
Brenda has been a key executive across both operations and commercial teams, serving most recently as head of business development, North America for Switzerland-based PSI CRO. From 2016 to 2019, she was vice president and regional commercial lead for PPD Biotech, following five years at Covance where she held senior director positions in project management and business development. She is also the founder of phaseUP™, a dynamic life sciences leadership development firm that cultivates alignment in leadership, staff, and broader project teams in regard to the intricacies of drug development, using a foundation of expansive and unique expertise and knowledge in both commercial and operational aspects of the clinical trials industry.
Brenda received her B.S. in Nursing from Wright State University, in Dayton, Ohio. She became a Co-Active trained Leadership Coach in 2019.