Mr. Vann co-founded Clinical Trial Management Services, Inc. (CTMS) in 1990 and served as the company’s CEO from 2000-2007. Mr. Vann led the company’s growth as a US-based CRO, expanding client base and geographic reach. Acquired in 2007 by Chiltern International, John served as Chiltern’s Executive Vice President for the Americas, overseeing both the growth and direction of the company’s North American presence and the establishment of operations in Argentina and Brazil. John later served as EVP of Corporate Development for Chiltern, leading both Marketing and Business Development globally and supporting the company’s commitment to strategic relationship development. In 2012, John joined The Summit Companies, a strategic consulting firm with offices in Bristol and Knoxville, Tennessee.
John served on the Board of PMG Research until its acquisition by ICON plc. A graduate of Wake Forest University, John is currently serving on the University’s Board of Trustees. In addition, John is also a member of the Board of Directors of Wake Forest Baptist Health and Bristol Regional Medical Center.