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Our Team

The Cisiv leadership team includes expertise from observational research, healthcare and technology development:

Steve Powell


Steve has been in the clinical research space for over 20 years. He has extensive experience gained through senior roles in finance, IT, business development, commercial and manufacturing within the Pharmaceutical industry. Steve was instrumental in the establishment of Phase Forward as a global leader in the provision of software as a service (SaaS) to the Pharmaceutical industry prior to its sale to Oracle.
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Dominic Farmer

CEO and Co-founder

Dominic has over 25 years' experience in both healthcare technology and observational research. He set up Cisiv to provide technologies for use in real world research following extensive experience with leading global Pharma companies in the software development and implementation of large-scale global studies.

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Ruth Whittaker

Finance and Admin Director and Co-founder

Ruth has been responsible for all Cisiv financial activities since 1998. Since the foundation of the company she has been closely involved in all strategic decisions and in setting the direction of the business.

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Joana Rodrigues

Quality Assurance and Operations Director

Joana brings over 10 years’ experience in regulated industries and GxP environment. Since joining Cisiv, she has helped to strengthen Cisiv’s quality management system by providing guidance over the quality elements of all areas across the business. Her solid background in science with a focus on clinical biotechnology is an asset to the leadership team.

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Nadia Mahmood, PhD

Real World Studies Director

Nadia has over 18 years of project management and consultancy experience within the pharmaceutical industry. Within Cisiv, she is the subject matter expert on eCRF and study design for observational research. She brings expertise and insight to CRO’s and sponsors on how to design eCRF’s that lead to successful data collection and analysis. She has designed and delivered systems for a wide range of studies including Global post-approval safety studies, Health Outcome studies, registries, post-marketing studies and many others.
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Florence Barkats

Chief Commercial Officer

Florence has 20 years of commercial and operational leadership experience in the pharmaceutical, device/diagnostic, and biotechnology industries. She brings experience in Real World research, Real World evidence (RWE) and analytics, risk management, patient-centred outcomes, innovation, digital health transformation, and patient engagement. She has developed expertise on developing data strategies to bridge the gap between late phase research and early-stage commercialisation.
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Team Insights

Thoughts and observations from the team at Cisiv