Chris Popple

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Chris Popple

Vice President of Strategic Development

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Chris Popple, a domain expert with nearly 20 years of drug development experience, joins Javara during a time of immense growth to accelerate the company’s clinical trial pipeline and overall business development initiatives. A highly regarded leader in the industry, Popple has a demonstrated history of building relationships and networks that exceed enterprise goals and operational performance. He will guide Javara by overseeing and advancing all business development initiatives to cultivate engagement with industry partners and expand a pipeline that both matches healthcare partner needs and increases patient access to right-fit trials.

Prior to joining Javara, Popple served as Executive Director – Clinical Research Partnerships, Hospital & Health Systems at LabCorp Diagnostics where he led the creation and implementation of strategic alliances and collaborations with major biopharma, large hospitals, health systems, and ACOs, and managed care organization clients. Prior to his most current role, Popple served as Senior Director – Site Partnerships at Covance Drug Development (a subsidiary of parent company LabCorp) where he was responsible for creating, executing, and managing the Global Clinical Site Partnership Research Hub Strategy and Strategic Alliance Initiatives. Popple currently serves as an Advisory Board Member for Trialbee and is a member of the SCRS Education Committee.