MedSource Management Team
Eric Lund founded MedSource in 1997 and has held the position of President since its inception. He has more than 17 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, including leadership of clinical programs in Phases I-IV across a number of therapeutic areas, including oncology, hematology, allergy, and HIV/AIDS. He began his career at Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals (RPR), first as a business team leader, later moving into clinical research. After several years at RPR he was retained by the emerging biotech company Aronex Pharmaceuticals where he led the management and strategic oversight of the clinical programs for several oncology drugs and one AIDS drug.
Under his leadership and direction, MedSource has grown from a small monitoring group into a CRO offering a suite of core services to the research industry while building a solid reputation for experience and quality. It has been recognized as one of the fastest growing privately held companies by Inc. 500 and the Houston 100, and is an Eli Lilly Quality Advocate Award Winner.
Eric is a member of numerous industry organizations, the CEO membership organization Vistage, and holds a seat on the academic advisory board of Belhaven College's Houston campus. He earned his degree at Malone College in Canton, Ohio.
Originally raised in Ohio, Eric now lives with his wife and three children in the Houston area.
Bill Kovacs, is located in our Raleigh, NC office and serves as Director, Clinical Operations. Mr. Kovacs has over 14 years of clinical research experience in both large CRO and pharmaceutical environments. His management experience encompasses global and US funded studies, management of multiple vendors, full service studies, and oversight of projects from protocol concept to completion of the clinical study report. Included in his years of clinical research experience are an extensive number of cardiology, CNS, respiratory, and solid tumor and hematological oncology studies in a variety of indications, phases and study designs.
Mr. Kovacs began his career in healthcare as a respiratory therapist and held multiple hospital positions including Director of Clinical Education, Director of Pulmonary Services, and Director of Cardiopulmonary Services. He holds degrees from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT; Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH; and North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.
Craig Falkenstein is located in San Diego, CA and joined MedSource in May of 2012. Craig brings more than 20 years of business development, contract negotiation, and marketing experience to the company. Craig also brings a successful 12 year track record of clinical research business development and has held key positions within both small and large global Contract Research Organizations. Included in his years of clinical research experience are an extensive number of cardiology, CNS, respiratory, GI, and solid tumor and hematological oncology studies in a variety of indications and phases. Craig brings to MedSource a passion for developing high quality, long lasting partnerships through strong client communication and solid internal business management and structure.