Veeva Announces President and COO

Veeva Systems announced Tom Schwenger will join the company as president and COO in September 2019 to lead strategy, sales, and services. Schwenger brings more than 25 years of life sciences industry expertise, having built high performing teams leading strategy and technology transformations for many of the world’s top pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies.

Schwenger has dedicated the majority of his career to helping companies advance how medical treatments are discovered, developed, and delivered to patients around the world. He currently has regional responsibility for Accenture’s Northeast Products Industries Practice which includes life sciences and related industries. Previously, he led the growth of its North American Life Sciences Practice.

“I look forward to joining the exceptional Veeva team,” said Schwenger. “Veeva is uniquely positioned to help the industry bring products to market more efficiently and effectively, which is now more important than ever.”

“We are excited to welcome Tom to the Veeva leadership team. He is widely respected for all he’s done to advance life sciences throughout his career and brings an outstanding track record operating high performing organizations,” said Peter Gassner, founder and CEO of Veeva Systems. “As we look ahead to our next phase of growth, Tom’s depth of knowledge and experience will contribute to the continued success of our customers.”

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