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.

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.

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.

Romina Oxborough

Chief Delivery Officer

With over 20 years’ expertise in the life sciences and pharmaceutical sector, Romina brings a wealth of strategic leadership and operational experience to Cisiv’s executive team. She has built a reputation for driving profitability and operational excellence. At Cisiv, Romina leads the Operations and Delivery teams, leveraging her extensive experience in clinical, real world data and patient access solutions to support our clients’ mission of accelerating drug development and commercialisation.

Nadia Mahmood PhD

                     VP of Late Phase

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 CROs and sponsors on how to design eCRFs 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.

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.

Joana Rodrigues

                         VP of Operations

Joana brings over 15 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.

Martin Mayer

                    Head of Engineering

Martin is new to the clinical research space, bringing with him 20 years of software engineering experience across various industries. His expertise in cloud engineering has been pivotal in developing complex software solutions. Martin and his team provide valuable insights that continually enhance Cisiv’s technology. His focus is on building robust systems that align with and support our mission in the healthcare sector.

Marlon Hope

               Senior Director of Product

Marlon is an experienced Product leader with a track record of developing and scaling product teams to deliver enterprise level software solutions for customers and clients. Marlon has delivered comprehensive product and SaaS solutions for global treasury departments, drug and device effectiveness tools to support NHS practitioners and providers, as well as Bot detections solutions for corporate retail clients

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