Mission + Leadership

People enabled by innovation will power the future of healthcare.

Our team continues to push the boundaries with our technology, finding elegant solutions to pervasive problems.

Your successful clinical trial is what drives us.

We treat every step of the process with the same focus and care — replacing inertia and facelessness with innovation and compassion.

Dedicated to enriching the quality, experience, diversity, and access to clinical trials for patients, providers, and sponsors, Hawthorne Effect seeks hope for better lives and health. This mission embraces a dynamic sense of accessibility, accuracy, compassion, and precision. We are changing the landscape to improve opportunities for patients and the quality and impact of medical research.

Our Leaders

Our leaders are an assembly of dynamic physicians, entrepreneurs, designers, developers, and creators with an impressive and diverse range of backgrounds, skill sets, and credentials.

Jodi Akin

Founder + CEO

Abhishek Sengupta

 Chief Commercial Officer

Jochen Reinohl MD, MSc 

Chief Medical Officer

Mark Phillips

Chief Financial Officer

John Taylor

Chief Technology Officer

Kate Flathers

Kate Flathers

Head of Product

Steve Shevel

VP of Operations, Quality and Risk Management

Bill Purdy

VP of Product Design

Justin Chickles

VP of Sales and Business Development, Strategics & CROs

Steve Simpson

VP of Sales & Business Development, Pharma

Kerri Wienbeck

Kerri Wienbeck

VP of Customer Success

Enrique Rodriguez-Paz, MD

Associate Medical Director

Our Leaders

Our leaders are an assembly of dynamic physicians, entrepreneurs, designers, developers, and creators with an impressive and diverse range of backgrounds, skill sets, and credentials.

Jodi Akin

Founder + CEO

Jochen Reinohl MD, MSc 

Chief Medical Officer

Mark Phillips

Chief Financial Officer

John Taylor

Chief Technology Officer

Kate Flathers

Kate Flathers

Head of Product

Bill Purdy

VP of Product Design

Steve Simpson

Head of Sales & Business Development

Brad Hildreth

Brad Hildreth

VP of Sales & Business Development

Enrique Rodriguez-Paz, MD

Associate Medical Director

Ingenuity and respect for life enable our passion for human connection.

Our Board

Our board is a group of dedicated visionaries whose values center on excellence, humanity, innovation, and the impact of our clinical trials.

Rohan Ganesh

Rohan Ganesh

Observer

Jodi Akin

Founder + CEO

Ilya Kirnos

Richard Ferrari

Andrea Jackson

Our Board

Our board is a group of dedicated visionaries whose values center on excellence, humanity, innovation, and the impact of our clinical trials.

Rohan Ganesh

Rohan Ganesh

Observer

Jodi Akin

Founder + CEO

Ilya Kirnos

Richard Ferrari

Andrea Jackson

The Hawthorne Credo

We value personal ideologies and lives as highly as medicine itself, providing a better connection between patients and the knowledge we gain.

We create efficiencies and experiences that benefit all communities touched by a need to access healthcare.

We challenge convention, embrace creativity, and always keep the experiences of patients and their Heroes at the core of our endeavors.

We act with integrity and a fierce commitment to the rights of patients.

Advisors

Our advisors are advocates committed to integrity, efficiency, and connection with our Sponsors, Heroes, and Patients.

Mary Stutts

Mary Stutts

Ron Adner

Esther Dyson

Martin Leon

Tom Fleming

Advisors

Our advisors are advocates committed to integrity, efficiency, and connection with our Sponsors, Heroes, and Patients.

Mary Stutts

Mary Stutts

Ron Adner

Esther Dyson

Martin Leon

Tom Fleming

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