Cynthia Verst
President, Clinical Operations R&D Solutions
IQVIA

Cynthia Verst is president of Clinical Operations for Research & Development Solutions at IQVIA™.
Cyndi has more than 20 years of operational excellence and innovation in the biopharmaceutical industry. Before becoming president of Clinical Operations in 2015, Cyndi was president of Real-World & Late Phase Research at Quintiles. In 2014, she was named one of the top women in biotech by FierceBiotech, an annual award that spotlights 15 female leaders in life sciences, academia, and regulatory roles. In 2019, the Association of Clinical Research Organizations elected Cyndi to chair its board.

Prior to joining Quintiles, Cyndi served as SVP, Global Late Phase Research for OptumInsight (a division of UnitedHealth Group, formerly i3), where she and her team established a new global Late Phase Research Business Unit. Cyndi began her career in biopharma at Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals as section head in its North American Medical and Technical Affairs group, leading the Phase IIIB/IV research requirements of marketed products.

Cyndi holds a Pharm.D. and bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati, a master’s degree in structural and cellular biology from the University of Illinois, and bachelor’s degrees in biologyand chemistry from Northern Kentucky University.