Executive Management Team and Board of Directors

Renzo DiCarlo

Chief Executive Officer

Renzo is a proven, results-oriented Life Sciences senior executive with over 20 years of experience. His strong customer relationship management and business development skills has delivered significant growth through product development and strategic partnerships.

Renzo has extensive international experience working in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has also inspired teams to innovate and deliver first-in world NDA approved therapeutic drugs and medical devices in a variety of cultures and languages (English, French and Italian).

Anna Taylor

Executive VP of Business Development

With over 15 years of experience in the Contract Research Organization industry, Anna has held management positions in both Business Development and Project Management, assisting pharmaceutical clients world-wide with their Phase I, Bioequivalence and Bioanalytical needs.

Having been a member of the Bio Pharma team since 2007, she brings together her extensive knowledge of clinical trial research and strong acumen for client service to successfully lead Bio Pharma’s global Business Development team. Anna attended Laurentian University where she studied Nursing and Biological Science.

Janice Faulknor

Medical Director

Graduated with a Doctorate in Medicine in 1996 from the University of Ottawa, Dr. Faulknor has held senior medical roles within Pharmaceutical Contract Research Organizations, responsible for Phase 1, SAD-MAD, and Bioequivalence studies, at CRO organizations including INC Research.

She brings to BioPharma Services Inc., an extensive knowledge of CRO clinical trials, research, and clinical pharmacology. She has held roles such as Clinician/Sub-Investigator, Principal Investigator, Associate Medical Director and Medical Director with CRO organizations such as INC Research, Inflamax Research and Toronto Memory Program, along with her own Medical Practice.

Nicki Hughes

VP of Lab Operations

Nicki Hughes has a PhD in Biochemistry (1992), from the University Of London (UK). She has 20+ years’ research experience in the CRO industry, including 12+ years leading bioanalytical operations. In 2013, she founded the Bioanalytical Laboratory Services (BLS) Division of LifeLabs and built a leading bioanalytical team specializing in complex method development, method validation and the analysis of biological samples for pre-clinical and clinical drug trials (BA/BE studies).

In August 2016, Nicki and the BLS team joined BioPharma Services (BPSI) to expand Bio Pharma’s existing lab, and fortify BPSI‘s footprint in bioanalytical services, making it a global leader in full-service clinical research.

Brian Lukian

Chief Financial Officer

Brian has over 25 years of finance, strategic and business leadership. He earned his education and accreditations from Concordia University, McGill University and Ernst & Young, respectively. Brian is a member of the BPSI executive team. In his career, Brian has held various roles ranging from CFO, CEO, Managing Director and COO of $35M to 200M$ revenue businesses.

He directly contributed to the growth of many corporations including several start-ups. Brian has extensive operations and finance experience and has a proven track record at increasing company productivity. His main areas of expertise are finance strategy, acquisitions, and equity negotiations.

Andjica Tasic

VP of Quality Assurance

Andjica Tasic is versatile Quality Assurance Professional with over 25 years of experience working for several leading Contract Research Organizations managing clinical trials phase I, II, III and bioequivalence/bioavailability. She is a Certified Clinical Research Professional (SOCRA), graduated as Medical Laboratory Technologist and earned her certificate and accreditations from American Society of Quality (CQA).

She is an expert in establishing overall company’s Quality System and in support of the quality system, provide effective leadership support, training and guidance to all company personnel.

 

Louis Co

VP of Clinical Strategy

Louis Co attended McMaster University and George Brown College, and is a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario. He has over 17 years of early and late-phase clinical research experience, working for several leading Contract Research Organizations in Canada and the United States.

Specializing in bioequivalence and bioavailability studies, Louis has overseen over 500+ clinical trials in various therapeutic areas. As the Senior Director of Clinical Operations, Louis provided leadership in day-to-day business operations, clinical trial conduct, change management and overall growth and development.