About Verdure Bay

Nearly 15 years ago, while leading clinical operations for a large global pharmaceutical company, Dave Lucey observed first-hand the depth and magnitude of contract services utilization. And over the years since then, the dependence of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies on Clinical Research Organizations (CROs) has only grown. A significant driver for outsourcing is access to specialized technologies or therapeutic expertise, though it’s notable that among the top reasons for sponsor dissatisfaction are the provider’s lack of performance or quality.

Dave realized that for the more virtual drug/device/diagnostic developer, whose core competencies are built around science, a void may present itself in one or more functional areas. An opportunity emerged while considering his rapidly and organically growing network of very experienced industry professionals. Dave knew that leveraging the skill of high-functioning professionals with known track records for performance could satisfy a critical need for expertise.

Verdure Bay was established in 2013 with two primary objectives in mind:  1) provide seasoned operations experts for the purpose of CRO oversight, and 2) fulfill the flexible resource needs of virtual product developers. Today, Verdure Bay offers expertise across multiple functional and therapeutic areas, and serves as an extension of your professional network. Product developers of all shapes and sizes, including non-profit organizations, now utilize the model to fulfill their goals.

Where we are

The experts in our community are based in cities across the US, and in several regions around the world. Nearly all are open to working virtually and/or have no travel limitations. The following map indicates our more densely populated areas at this time.

  • Clinical Operations and Training

  • Medical Oversight

  • Quality Assurance

  • Regulatory Affairs

  • Project Management (Preclinical, CMC)

  • Program and Portfolio Management

  • Clinical Operations and Training

  • Medical Oversight

  • Quality Assurance

  • Regulatory Affairs

  • Project Management (Preclinical, CMC)

  • Program and Portfolio Management

  • Clinical Operations and Training

  • Clinical Operations and Training

  • Clinical Operations and Training

  • Clinical Operations and Training

Operations team

Dave Lucey

Founder and Principal

Dave has been leading resourcing strategy in the life sciences, working with a talented and highly experienced network of industry experts. His recent work has included implementation of program management, clinical development and medical, and clinical operations functional teams to support unique resourcing needs. Dave has also promoted the work of scientific experts in the field of drug stability, including accelerated stability testing to determine product shelf-life.

 

Dave was a senior leader for the industry’s first full-scale flexible resource model for global clinical trial management at Pfizer, which supported all business units and several hundred ongoing clinical trials, and established new standards for performance milestone achievement.

Early in his career Dave was a senior scientist with Pfizer's supply chain management group, and then later a manager in clinical study and data management, supporting the neurosciences and inflammation therapy areas. Dave started in the pharmaceutical industry leading the implementation of integrated employee health services.

Rowan Lucey

Manager, Business and Technology Operations

Rowan had served as Farm Manager with Anderson Horticulture Pty Ltd, Australia’s largest avocado nursery, where he directed farm operations. Rowan also supported business development, and research and development of farming techniques in planting and crop maintenance. Prior to this he served in business development for Visit.org, a start-up promoting socially impactful organizations that offer authentic and immersive tours, workshops, and experiences around the world.


Rowan studied International Business Management at the University of Queensland, Australia, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Connecticut. At UConn, he studied Corporate Social Impact and Responsibility, and worked in the American English Language Institute, which offered a range of English courses and experiences to international students seeking to further develop their communication and reading skills.

 

Rowan served as Co-founder and Vice President of UConn’s chapter of Net Impact, an organization supporting the use of business to benefit the greater good - socially and environmentally. Rowan also competed as a member of the University of Connecticut Triathlon team.

Mae Lucey

Coordinator, Non-Profit Outreach and Partnering

Mae's experience includes working with community and global health initiatives, and sustainable businesses both locally and abroad. Mae interned with Marie Stopes International Ghana, a non-profit provider of family planning services, during which she conducted research on patients' family planning practices, and she is CITI certified in Human Subjects Research. While at the University of Copenhagen Mae studied Anthropology and Sociology, including Medical Anthropology, and Migration, Refugees, and Citizenship in a Globalized World.


As a member of Peer Health Exchange Mae taught mental and sexual health curricula to high school students in the Greater Boston Area. Mae has served as a Student Health Ambassador in Boston University's Wellness and Prevention Office, a role through which she had established resources and produced events and panel discussions regarding mental health care, sexual health misconceptions, and challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community.

 

Mae earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University's Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Mae is a fitness enthusiast and has completed multiple marathon, half marathon, and triathlon events.

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