Well-known health care thought leader Sam Srivastava has been named the new CEO of WCG, the Princeton-based global provider of solutions aimed at improving the quality and efficiency of clinical research.
Srivastava joins the company from NeueHealth, a tech-enabled risk-bearing care delivery company he led as CEO. He will succeed Dr. Donald Deieso upon his retirement.
In his role as CEO, Srivastava will oversee all WCG global operations.
In a career spanning 30 years, Srivastava has been a recognized thought leader and strategist in the health care industry. Prior to NeueHealth, he held executive leadership roles for companies including Bright Health, Magellan Healthcare, Cigna and UnitedHealth Group.
WCG is the world’s leading provider of solutions that measurably improve the quality and efficiency of clinical research. Comprised of two divisions, the industry’s first central institutional review board — WCG IRB — and first clinical services organization, WCG enables biopharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations and institutions to advance the delivery of new treatments and therapies to patients, while maintaining the highest standards of human participant protection.
“Joining WCG at this pivotal moment in their growth and transformation is an honor,” he said. “The clinical trials industry is in need of disruption, and WCG is the only company in the market with the solutions, data, technology and expertise to make it happen.
“We are in a unique position to drive the advancement needed throughout the clinical trials ecosystem to enable the delivery of better health care. I’m excited to join this trailblazing team and lead this innovative strategy.”
Deieso applauded the announcement.
“As WCG continues to shape the clinical trials sector, I am excited that Sam, a recognized and respected industry leader with deep expertise and an exceptional track record, will be leading the WCG team,” he said. “His unique perspectives and expertise in strategy, development, integration and operations will drive deeper awareness and preference for WCG’s differentiated solutions with our rapidly expanding network of customers and partners, while also strengthening our market position.”