Arno Sosna is responsible for the strategic direction of all Veeva CRM products. Arno and his team ensure that Veeva delivers best-in-class products for managing customer engagement across all online and offline channels, with a focus on streamlined usability, rich functionality, and end-to-end customer success. He also represents Veeva as chief technology officer of Align Biopharma, an industry standards group dedicated to improving how healthcare providers engage life sciences companies.

Arno has extensive experience as a product manager and system architect of global CRM systems, and a background in life sciences that spans Rx, OTC, and animal health businesses. Prior to joining Veeva, he worked for Update Software AG and IDS Scheer implementing CRM solutions, and previously worked as a web-based application developer.

Arno is an Austrian citizen, born in Vienna with Polish roots, living in California. He holds a bachelor of science degree in information management from the University of Applied Sciences in Eisenstadt, Austria.

Avril England

General Manager, Veeva Vault

Avril England is the general manager of Veeva Vault, a fast-growing cloud software platform and suite of applications to manage content, data, and business processes for life sciences and other regulated industries. Under Avril's leadership, Veeva Vault has grown to represent 40% of Veeva revenues.

Avril has more than 20 years of experience building and scaling product teams, including 15 years at innovative software-as-a-service companies. She was a key contributor in two successful IPOs and played leadership roles at world-class organizations including Oracle's PeopleSoft, Cisco's WebEx, and IBM's DemandTec.

Avril holds a bachelor of commerce honors degree from Queen's University in Ontario, Canada, and has received numerous professional and academic awards.

Henry Levy

General Manager, Vault CDMS, site, and patient solutions

As general manager of Veeva Vault CDMS, site, and patient solutions, Henry has overall responsibility for the Veeva Vault CDMS product and is focused on having Veeva become the market leader for data collection and cleaning for clinical trials. Henry has spent 25 years working to transform how the $1.7 trillion life sciences industry improves patient health. He also represents Veeva as president of Align Biopharma and Align Clinical CRO, two industry standards groups dedicated to improving how healthcare providers engage life sciences companies, as well as making it easier for sponsors and CROs to work together during clinical trials, respectively.

Prior to Veeva, Henry was chief commercial officer for PPD, where he defined new models for biopharma companies to partner with contract research organizations, drive down costs, and improve the speed of drug development. Before that, he led Accenture's global life sciences R&D practice, helping the industry improve through consulting, technology, and outsourcing solutions. In his role, Henry worked with 90% of the top 20 biopharmaceutical companies and provided Accenture leadership to industry groups such as TransCelerate and Hever.

Henry has published multiple articles on clinical development and technology trends, and is a frequent speaker at industry forums. He currently is on the board of Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety. He holds a bachelor of science degree in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Brian Longo

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Veeva Vault Safety

As senior vice president and general manager of Veeva Vault Safety, Brian Longo is responsible for the definition and direction of Veeva's safety products for life sciences, ensuring that Veeva delivers modern and adaptive cloud applications purpose-built for safety.

Over the past 10 years, Brian has designed and delivered enterprise and custom application for various pharmaceutical organizations with specific focus on sales force effectiveness, managed markets and key opinion leader management. In addition, he spent several years architecting and implementing industry leading solutions in the medical affairs and drug discovery areas of the pharmaceutical industry. In 2013, Brian was named to the PharmaVOICE 100 which recognizes the 100 most influential people in the life sciences industry.

Prior to joining Veeva Systems in 2007, Brian worked at Siebel and Accenture where he was consistently recognized as a top performer and aligned to critical business needs to ensure customer satisfaction and successful implementations.

Brian holds a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.

Paul Shawah


Paul Shawah is executive vice president of strategy at Veeva where he focuses on new market and company wide strategy initiatives. Paul is also the industry lead responsible for investor and financial community relations.

Before Veeva, Paul ran the life sciences industry business at SAP with responsibility for product strategy and business development for SAP solutions globally. Prior to SAP, Paul ran product marketing and sales for Proscape, the then leader in closed loop marketing (CLM). Paul began his enterprise software career as one of the early product managers for Siebel Pharma helping to create the product that became the on premise market leader in pharmaceutical CRM.

Paul received his MBA from the Harvard Business School and his bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Bucknell University.

Rebecca Silver


With over 20 years of life sciences experience, Rebecca knows the importance of good customer data. As general manager, Veeva OpenData, Rebecca leads a dedicated team of product managers, data stewards, and services professionals to deliver a superior reference data experience for Veeva customers.

Before leading the Veeva OpenData team, Rebecca was Vice President of Professional Services in North America, where she directed the successful implementation of Veeva’s suite of commercial products for some of the world’s most prominent pharmaceutical companies.

In her career, Rebecca has managed operational teams, sales teams, and delivery teams of over 125 people, and has led hundreds of project initiatives. Rebecca's diverse background in life sciences makes her uniquely qualified to lead Veeva OpenData products and services.

Kilian Weiss

General Manager, Veeva Link

As general manager of Veeva Link, Kilian is responsible for the strategic direction, growth, and customer success of Veeva’s global Link Platform. He is also responsible for Veeva’s European Data business and commercial strategy.

Before joining Veeva, Kilian founded Mederi, a leading provider of global KOL data and services for life sciences companies. Veeva acquired Mederi in 2015 and Weiss joined the Veeva team to build Veeva Link.

In 2016, Kilian was named to the prestigious PharmaVOICE 100, which annually recognizes the top 100 most inspirational and influential people in the life sciences industry.

Andrew Fuchs


Andrew is the market owner for Veeva Nitro and brings more than 20 years of operational innovation and strategic leadership to his current role at Veeva. He joined Veeva in 2013 as part of the commercial strategy organization supporting the launch of Veeva CRM Events Management and Veeva Align and remains involved in global partner development for Veeva’s event management technologies.

Before joining Veeva, Andrew started his career in sales administration at US Surgical, a medical devices company. He next spent over four years consulting at KPMG and C3i, focusing on implementing solutions for government pricing compliance and the CRM in life sciences. Lastly, he spent 10 years with Boehringer Ingelheim in various roles in commercial operations and commercial excellence, in both the US and in Ingelheim, Germany, where he oversaw the global multichannel CRM program and the initiative to migrate to Veeva solutions.


Vice President, Veeva Vault R&D

As Vice President of Vault R&D at Veeva, Jim is responsible for customer engagement, market adoption, and strategic alliances. For the last 15 years, Jim has held a variety of senior positions in life sciences technology, where he has led software delivery and sales efforts in clinical operations, regulatory, clinical data standards, and content management. 

Prior to joining Veeva, Jim led teams responsible for Sales and Delivery of clinical data standards and regulatory technologies at Accenture (formerly as part Octagon Research Solutions).  Jim also has extensive consulting experience from his time at Octagon Research, as well as HighPoint Solutions, where he led business process improvement and technology selection programs in clinical and regulatory operations at a number of large pharmaceutical organizations.

Jim holds an MBA in Information Systems from Villanova University and a B.S. in Neuroscience from the University of Scranton.

John Lawrie


John Lawrie has nearly 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He is currently vice president of strategy for the Veeva Vault Regulatory Information Management (RIM) product suite. In this role, he’s responsible for product direction, customer engagement, market adoption, and strategic alliances.

Prior to joining Veeva, he led the consulting group at Octagon Research Solutions (now Accenture), which specialized in assisting clients with the planning and development of CDISC-based data and Regulatory submission capabilities in order to achieve regulatory compliance while maximizing operating efficiencies.  He has extensive experience with implementing globally-deployed systems using the latest available technologies. Mr. Lawrie has also worked for Computer Sciences Corporation where he led business analysis, process design, organizational change and project management activities.

Mr. Lawrie graduated with honors from Bucknell University with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Michael Jovanis

Vice President, Veeva Vault Quality

As vice president of the Vault Quality product suite, Mike is responsible for product strategy, customer engagement, and business development. He has over 15+ years in life sciences developing and designing quality solutions. Before Veeva, Mike served as vice president of product management and strategy for Sparta Systems. While at Sparta, he was instrumental in the company's rapid growth, driving product development, vertical market strategy, and strategic partner alliances. Mike received his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Rutgers Business School and an MBA in Strategy and Global Business from Rutgers Graduate School of Management.

Jim Diefenbach

General Manager, Vault Medical Device and Diagnostics

As general manager of Veeva’s global medical device and diagnostics business, Jim is responsible for customer success and the direction of Veeva products to help medical device companies improve speed and agility in product development.

Jim has nearly 25 years of experience driving customer success and solving complex customer problems at leading life sciences and software companies. Previously, Jim was sales director for commercial and R&D at Veeva. Prior to Veeva, he held sales and marketing leadership roles at various life sciences and technology companies, including Vertical Performance Partners (which was acquired by Mobiquity), Biogen, Sunovion, and AstraZeneca.

Jim has a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Plymouth State University.

Stan Wong

Vice President, Products & Technology, Veeva Network

Stan is responsible for all aspects of Veeva Network product development including design, engineering, and support. He has over 18 years of industry experience building enterprise software.

Prior to joining Veeva, Stan was vice president of product development at Informatica and vice president of engineering at Siperian (acquired by Informatica). Stan was part of the pioneering team that developed Informatica’s MDM Hub and was responsible for the core technologies used in its platform. Stan also holds a patent for MDM related data processing.

Stan started his career at PriceWaterhouse building large enterprise data warehouse systems in verticals such as financial services, oil and gas, and insurance.

Stan received his Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

Ray Letulle

Senior Vice President, Veeva Vault CDMS

Raymond Letulle leads the development of Veeva Vault CDMS, helping customers improve data quality and speed to cut the cost and complexity in clinical trials.

Raymond brings over 25 years of experience to Veeva delivering enterprise and cloud-based software. He comes to Veeva from Medrio, Inc., where he spent the past several years as chief operating officer and head of product, owning the product roadmap and delivery of their cloud-based eClinical EDC and eSource products. Through his many years of experience, Raymond has developing firsthand knowledge of the best practices and challenges faced by product, engineering, marketing, and sales in delivering technology products to market.

Raymond holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Rice University.