Board of Directors
August J. Troendle, MD
Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board of Directors
August J. Troendle, M.D. has been the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Medpace since he founded the Company in July 1992, and also was the President through July 31, 2021. Before founding Medpace, Mr. Troendle served as Assistant Director, Associate Director and Senior Associate Director from 1987 to 1992 at Sandoz (Novartis), where he was responsible for the clinical development of lipid altering agents. From 1986 to 1987, Mr. Troendle worked as a Medical Review Officer in the Division of Metabolic and Endocrine Drug Products at the FDA. Mr. Troendle also has extensive experience serving as a director for a diverse group of public and private companies, including as a director of Coherus BioSciences, Inc. from 2012 to February 2018, as a director of Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. from 2007 to 2008, as a director of LIB Therapeutics, LLC since 2015, as a director of CinCor Pharma, Inc. from March 2018 to November 2021 and as a director of CinRx Pharma, LLC since 2015.
Mr. Troendle received his Medical Degree from the University of Maryland, School of Medicine and his Master of Business Administration from Boston University. We believe Mr. Troendle brings to our Board valuable perspective and experience as our Chief Executive Officer, and as a former member of a large pharmaceutical company and the FDA, as well as extensive knowledge of the CRO and biopharmaceutical industries, and his experience serving on public and private boards, all of which qualify him to serve as the Chairman of our Board.
Brian T. Carley
Mr. Carley is currently the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Clubessential Holdings, LLC, a privately held Software as a Service (SaaS) holding company providing member engagement, club management and athletics software. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber from 2014 to 2015. From 2002 to 2014, Mr. Carley worked at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he served as regional and office audit division head and audit partner. Before joining Deloitte & Touche LLP, Mr. Carley was employed by Arthur Andersen LLP from 1976 to 2002. There, he served as office managing partner and audit partner. Mr. Carley also has extensive experience serving as a director for a diverse group of companies, including as a director of Assurex Health, Inc. from 2015 until its sale in August 2016, and as a director and officer of numerous civic and charitable organizations. Mr. Carley currently sits on the board of directors of the following private companies or civic and charitable organizations: Clubessential, LLC, ClubReady, LLC, PrestoSports, LLC, RecTrac, LLC, (formerly Vermont Systems, Inc.), Golf Compete, Inc. (dba foreUP), Exerp Holdings ApS, TriHealth, Inc. and Cincinnati Works.
Mr. Carley received his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois, and he is a retired Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Carley was chosen as a director because of his significant financial, accounting and directorship experience from his background as an audit partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP and his experience serving on boards.
Fred B. Davenport Jr.
Mr. Davenport is a partner at the law firm of Murchison, Taylor & Gibson, PLLC and focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, general corporate representation and estate planning. He previously served as President of Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc. (“PPD”) from 2002 to 2006. From 2001 to 2002, Mr. Davenport was Executive Vice President of PPD and from 1996 to 2001 he was General Counsel of PPD. Prior to joining PPD, Mr. Davenport practiced at Murchison, Taylor & Gibson, PLLC as an associate from 1977 to 1980 and as a partner from 1981 to 1996, which included acting as the managing partner from 1991 to 1995. Mr. Davenport has also served on the faculty of the Cameron School of Business as a tenured professor. From 2015 to March 2016, Mr. Davenport was a Director of Clinipace Worldwide and from 2009 to 2011 he was a Director of Medex Global Group, Inc. Additionally, Mr. Davenport was a Director of predecessor entities of the Company from 2007 to 2013. Mr. Davenport has also served on numerous community and non-profit boards.
Mr. Davenport received his Bachelor’s Degree, MBA and JD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Davenport was chosen as a director because of his significant experience in the CRO industry, his experience as an executive and his experience serving on boards.
Femida H. Gwadry-Sridhar, R.Ph., Ph.D.
Dr. Gwadry-Sridhar is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pulse Infoframe Inc, a privately held real-world evidence generation platform company providing solutions for disease registries, natural history studies and other observational and regulatory grade studies since 2011. During her career she has held academic appointments at Western University and as a visiting Professor at the University of Southern California. Dr. Gwadry-Sridhar is considered a thought leader in real-world evidence with over 220 publications in top tier journals, recognition as a career scientist and lifetime fellow of the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), and as a founding member of the medical adherence group at the Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). She has been recognized as and supports female entrepreneurs in digital health and has served on numerous community and non-profit boards. She is also a Director of Pulse Infoframe Inc. and Pulse Infoframe US, LLC.
Dr. Gwadry-Sridhar received a B.S. Biology from Western University, a B.Sc.Phm. from University of Toronto, a M.Sc. (epi) from Western University and Ph.D. in health research methodology from McMaster University. Dr. Gwadry-Sridhar was chosen as a director because of her significant experience in research, clinical trials, observational designs and real-world data as well as her experience as an executive in the biosciences industry.
Ashley M. Keating
Ms. Keating is currently a Partner at CincyTech, one of the most active seed to early stage investors in the Midwest focused on providing startup capital and guidance to healthcare and technology companies primarily in the region. Ms. Keating was the Chief Financial Officer of CincyTech from 2016 through October 2022. From 2005 to April 2016, Ms. Keating worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where she focused on finance, operations, business leadership and mergers and acquisitions. She began her career in audit services at PwC’s Cincinnati office and later transferred to PwC’s transaction services practice in the New York and London offices.
Ms. Keating is a Certified Public Accountant. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from Ohio University. While at Ohio University Ms. Keating played on the women’s golf team and was named a Division I All-American Scholar. Ms. Keating was chosen as a director because of her experience with biotech funding and her financial and accounting experience.
Robert O. Kraft
Mr. Kraft has served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of The Hillman Companies, Inc. and The Hillman Group since November 2017. Mr. Kraft served as the Executive Vice President of CVS Health Corporation and the President of Omnicare, Inc., CVS’s long-term care business, from August 2015 to September 2017. From September 2012 to August 2015, Mr. Kraft served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Omnicare, Inc., and from November 2010 to September 2012, he served as Senior Vice President, Finance of Omnicare, Inc. Before joining Omnicare, Inc., Mr. Kraft was an audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he worked for 18 years.
Mr. Kraft received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Dayton. Mr. Kraft was chosen as a director because of his significant financial and accounting experience from his background as an audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and his experience as an executive of a public company
Cornelius P. "Neal" McCarthy III
Mr. McCarthy has served as the Managing Director and CEO of Fairmount Partners since 2003 and focuses primarily on healthcare and pharmaceutical outsourced services. Prior to founding Fairmount Partners, Mr. McCarthy was Vice President, Managing Director and Head of US Investment Banking at PMG/Investec from 1997 to 2003. Prior to 1997, Mr. McCarthy held a number of legal and investment banking roles. Mr. McCarthy is currently a Director of Atlantic Research Services, LLC and NMS Laboratories, Inc. Additionally, Mr. McCarthy was a Director of Cambridge Biomedical, Inc. from December 2016 until its sale in November 2019, and from 2006 to 2013 he was a Director of predecessor entities of the Company.
Mr. McCarthy received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia where he was an Echols Scholar and his JD from Villanova Law School. Mr. McCarthy was chosen as a director because of his significant investment and financial experience, his experience in the CRO industry and his experience serving on boards.