W. Richard Staub III

President, Research & Development Solutions

Richard Staub

Richard Staub is president of the Research & Development Solutions global business unit, leading the world’s largest contract research organization (CRO). Supported by high-powered information and technology assets, the clinical experts in R&D Solutions leverage comprehensive, evidence-driven trial design, accelerate site activation and patient recruitment, and optimize trial execution. Richard also serves as chair of the Research & Development Solutions Executive Committee.

Previously, Richard was president of Novella Clinical, a Quintiles company, a specialty clinical research organization acquired by Quintiles in 2013, and the leader of QuintilesIMS’s Global Functional Resourcing business. Joining Novella in 2004, he served as both president and CEO from 2008-13. Under his leadership, Novella became a distinctively agile, results-oriented CRO in the highly complex and fast-growing areas of specialty pharma and medical technology. Prior to joining Novella, he was senior vice president of global business development for one of the world’s largest CROs. Richard’s career in the pharmaceutical industry began at Zeneca Pharmaceuticals in 1989 where he was given increasing responsibilities as a medical and hospital sales representative, cardiovascular portfolio analyst and marketing manager.

Richard holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.