About Us

Founded in 2010, Crucial Data Solutions (CDS) provides the most innovative and affordable data collection and clinical trial management technology on the market today. TrialKit, our cloud-based platform available via a web interface and downloadable native mobile app, enables end-to-end clinical trial management for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies of all sizes. Design and deploy regulatory compliant studies in days instead of weeks using our intuitive forms designer that requires no programming. Over 10,000 global users have leveraged the flexibility of TrialKit to deploy over 1,100 studies across all phases of drug and device development.

Our Mission

Crucial Data Solutions, Inc. is dedicated to developing innovative technologies that reduce the cost of research when in the hands of those performing the research. We equip research professionals with advanced tools that make it easier and more affordable to advance treatments and improve the quality of life for all those involved. We approach clinical research as a partnership with research professionals, caregivers, and patients worldwide.

Leadership Team

Paul Grady

Founder and CEO

Kevin Grady

CFO

Leigh J. Mack

CMO

Melchizedek Mauleon

CTO

Jeff Rogers

President

Cody Wilke

VP Product Management

Paul Fadden

Director of Client and Mobile Services

Carley Nolan

Director of Marketing
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Paul Grady

Founder and CEO

Paul Grady, B.A., brings innovation and disruptive change to the clinical trials landscape. Combining 30+ years’ experience in all aspects of clinical research technology, an entrepreneurial spirit, and background as a web developer and database architect, Paul provides valuable insights and a unique perspective on the challenges of clinical trials. He started and successfully exited four other clinical technology companies: Summit Medical Systems; Acumen Healthcare Solutions LLC; Clinsights, Inc.; and MedNet Solutions, Inc.

Kevin Grady

CFO

Kevin Grady, B.S., provides CDS with finance, sales, and corporate guidance. His history with CDS also includes several equity investments beginning in September 2013, and he currently serves as a Board member. Prior to his retirement from Gavilon LLC in June 2016, he was a member of the senior management team that led the corporate carve-out of ConAgra Trade Group (renamed Gavilon LLC) from ConAgra Foods in 2008. His professional experience includes commodities trading specializing in energy and agricultural financial derivatives.

Leigh J. Mack

CMO

Leigh J. Mack, MD, PhD is a Certified Principal Investigator (CPI) with the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and a Fellow of the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research (FAPCR). He contributes 10 years of marketing and sales experience, including his most recent position as a Physician Advisor with Ballad Health. For the ACRP, Dr. Mack also teaches an American Medical Association (AMA) Category 1 continuing medical education (CME) course on cloud-based clinical trials and serves as a consultant for multiple biotech companies. He proudly served seven years as a combat arms soldier and officer in the US Army National Guard.

Melchizedek Mauleon

CTO

At CDS, Melchizedek Mauleon, B.S., contributes to the vision of making the TrialKit platform the most technologically advanced on the market. By managing all IT-related matters at CDS, he ensures optimal software function. His 20 years of information technology (IT) experience, including 12 years in the medical research industry, combines positions in software programming, system integration, system, database, and network administration.

Jeff Rogers

President

Jeff Rogers leads and optimizes CDS’ business to meet the industry’s evolving technology requirements and drive new growth. He directly supports the ongoing development and introduction of CDS’ TrialKit platform that is being used today by sponsors and CROs to manage thousands of clinical trials around the world. With 25 years of industry experience, including leadership roles at multiple clinical technology companies, he has been instrumental in developing and promoting technology solutions that help life sciences companies become more efficient, reduce costs, and get new drugs to market faster.

Cody Wilke

VP Product Management
Cody Wilke, B.A.S., has a dedicated interest in technology and software and how they can be leveraged to meet user needs and experiences. As an integral part of day-to-day operations, Cody manages the development of Crucial Data Solutions products and supports customer success. He contributes foundational knowledge of the requirements for clinical sites to facilitate and streamline data collection, based on his early experiences in clinical research as a study coordinator.

Paul Fadden

Director of Client and Mobile Services
Paul Fadden, B.S., leverages his 20+ years’ experience in pharmaceutical and medical device research and development in his role at CDS, delivering quality services, technology, and support to 1,000+ CDS clients worldwide. Historically, he has helped companies with clinical trial conduct and to achieve organizational goals. He has also assembled several client services departments from the ground up.

Carley Nolan

Director of Marketing
Carley Nolan, B.A., B.S., oversees all CDS marketing initiatives, including content creation, social media management, branding, and advertising. With her eye for detail and big-picture perspective, she is a natural fit for this role. Carley’s primary focus is to continually increase brand awareness to help drive business results. An adept researcher, she also keeps abreast of industry trends and challenges and provides business intelligence to the company.

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