Anca Maria Copaescu – Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Anca is the dynamo that powers Strategikon. She envisioned and created Clinical Maestro™ based on more than 15 years’ experience in the clinical research industry with both sponsors and service providers.
As Head of Clinical Outsourcing and Analytics at BioMarin Pharmaceuticals, Anca managed and advanced the company’s global outsourcing, vendor management and clinical analytics functions. At two of the top global clinical research organizations (CROs), PharmaNet Development Group (now inVentiv) and Icon plc, Anca drove strategic corporate development activities. These positions afforded her with unique insights into the competitive advantages of CROs. Anca is also a serial entrepreneur. After winning first prize in the prestigious Steven Burrill Business Plan Competition, she co-founded eMetagen Corporation, an early stage drug discovery company that was the first start-up partnership between University of Wisconsin-Madison and a student. Anca also co-founded Ponderas Academic Hospital, now acquired by Regina Maria Health Network, in Bucharest, Romania.
Anca is a creative driven strategist focused on efficiency and innovation. She has relentlessly pursued improvements to key clinical development processes like clinical study planning, outsourcing and financial management. Frustrated by the shortcomings of every available technology solution, she decided to build a better one. Clinical Maestro™ addresses the entire clinical study financial process: from planning, to outsourcing, to the end of the clinical contract and study analytics.
Anca received her BSc in International Business from Academy of Economic Sciences in Bucharest Romania, an MBA from University of Pittsburgh Katz Business School and Czech Management School and an MSc in Applied Corporate Finance from University of Wisconsin Madison. She is a passionate reader, writer, history lover and global traveler.