Peter Schaefer, Ph.D.
Peter is a co-founder and CEO of VCA-Plus. He has a PhD in Engineering, with undergraduate/graduate degrees in Mathematics, with a Computer Science minor. Peter has 25 years of business experience, including 10 years in the pharmaceutical industry (with Certara). He has held leadership positions at various levels, including COO of DaimlerChrysler RTNA. He has had experience in the entire software product lifecycle, and has developed the business case for and implemented SaaS computer systems. Peter is an industry expert in CDISC-defined standards, and data analysis and reporting tools. He is actively involved in the CDISC and PhUSE communities.
Dan Gilroy, M.A.
Dan is a co-founder and CTO of VCA-Plus. He is the system architect and drives the design and implementation of the system. Dan has an undergraduate degree in Math/Physics and a graduate degree in Statistics. His 20+ year career includes architecting and implementing solutions in the science and healthcare industries with NIH, UNC Hospitals, Hill-Rom, and Certara.
Debra Fontana, M.A.
Debra joined VCA-Plus as COO and co-founder. She is is our validation and quality control expert and has over 25 years of experience in large pharmaceutical companies, small and mid-sized CROs, consulting organizations, and software companies. Her areas of specialty include Computer System Validation, Quality Management Systems, 21 CFR Part 11 compliance, GCP and GMP compliance, and compliance of software development processes for life sciences customers.