Brian Longo


As senior vice president and general manager, Veeva Vault EDC, Brian Longo is responsible for the definition and direction of Veeva's clinical data management products for life sciences, ensuring that Veeva delivers modern and adaptive cloud applications purpose-built for trial processes to speed critical workflows and enable real-time feedback.

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 bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

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.

Arno Sosna

General Manager, CRM

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.

Jim Cushman

General Manager & Senior Vice President, Veeva OpenData and Network

An experienced executive with over 20 years in enterprise software, Jim Cushman serves as general manager & senior vice president, responsible for Veeva Network and Veeva OpenData.

Prior, Jim served as president of commercial & products at Novetta Solutions, an advanced analytics company recently acquired by The Carlyle Group. He was the vice president of engineering and the director of master data management for IBM. Jim also worked as the general manager and senior vice president of products & services for Initiate Systems, a best-of-breed MDM company that was acquired by IBM in 2010.

Jim brings a unique blend of technical product know-how and business acumen to the strategy, design, development, delivery, and go-to market of industry-leading, data-intensive solutions.

Jim holds a bachelor of science degree in finance from Purdue University.

Kilian Weiss

General Manager, Veeva Oncology Link

As general manager of Veeva Oncology Link, Kilian is responsible for the strategic direction, growth, and customer success of Veeva´s Key Opinion Leader (KOL) oncology data and analytics platform.

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 create the company’s first KOL data platform. He has worked with life sciences executives around the world to enhance collaboration between the industry and the scientific community.

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

Doug Ostler

Co-founder, Vice President, Products

Doug Ostler is responsible for all aspects of the KOL product - from design and development through delivery and support. He brings over 20 years of software development experience background.

Prior to joining Veeva Systems, he spent more than 13 years at PeopleSoft and later Oracle holding various positions including director of engineering. While at PeopleSoft, Doug helped build and deliver many of its core technologies including mobile and reporting. He also has served as director of product management at Agistics.

Doug graduated from California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo with a bachelor of science degree in international management.

Mitch Wallace

Co-founder, Vice President, Operations

As vice president of operations, Mitch Wallace is responsible for the company's overall operational infrastructure. He brings over 19 years of technology industry experience.

Prior to co-founding Veeva, Mitch spent seven years at where he held various positions including vice president of IT integration services, vice president of information systems and senior director of business operations. In his most recent role, he was responsible for the systems integration architecture for all internal employee facing systems. As an early employee, he was instrumental in building out the corporate IT infrastructure, financial systems and information systems architecture as the company grew from 25 to over 1800 employees and $500 million in revenue.

Previously, Mitch spent seven years with Oracle in various technical roles including technical director. Mitch has also held technical positions with Pacific Bell and Lawrence Livermore National Lab.

Mitch graduated cum laude from Western Washington University and holds bachelor of science degrees in business and computer science.

Paul Shawah

Senior Vice President, Commercial Strategy

Paul Shawah is responsible for commercial product strategy at Veeva including customer engagement, market adoption and direction, and strategic alliances. Paul has nearly 20 years in product management, marketing, and sales leadership for enterprise software companies serving the life sciences industry.

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 is widely recognized as an early pioneer and evangelist in closed loop marketing and is credited with selling and implementing some of the industry’s earliest CLM deployments. 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.

Jennifer Goldsmith

Senior Vice President, Veeva Vault

Jennifer Goldsmith leads the Vault initiative for Veeva, overseeing product vision, implementation and marketing. She has honed her skills for regulated content management over the last 15 years by working with clients such as Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer, Shire, BMS, Roche and with industry leaders such as IBM and CSC. Jen has created strategies and solutions in business areas across the life sciences value chain, including research and development, regulatory submissions, manufacturing and promotional materials. Jennifer holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Cornell University.

Jennifer has been named to the prestigious PharmaVOICE 100 list, which each year recognizes the top 100 most inspirational and influential people in the life sciences industry. A leader in both the technology and business areas, Jennifer is excited to be a part of transforming the life sciences industry by making the cloud a reality for people in the regulated content management arena.

Michael Jovanis

Vice President, Veeva Vault Quality

As vice president of the Vault Quality product suite, Michael Jovanis 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 of science degree in marketing from Rutgers Business School and an MBA in strategy and global business from Rutgers Graduate School of Management.

John Lawrie

Vice President, Veeva Vault RIM

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, John 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. John has also worked for Computer Sciences Corporation, where he led business analysis, process design, organizational change and project management activities.

John graduated with honors from Bucknell University with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering.

Drew Garty

Vice President, Veeva Vault EDC

As a leader of Veeva System’s expanded clinical data management solutions, Drew Garty is passionate about developing and implementing technology solutions to solve the life sciences industry’s greatest challenges. His focus is on building Veeva Vault EDC and Veeva Vault eSource applications as a part of a comprehensive Veeva Vault Clinical suite.

Drew’s career in pharmaceutical technology spans nearly 20 years and includes significant experience in eClinical system architecture, design, and development, as well as process design, solution validation, and international implementation and support. His first decade in the industry focused primarily on the development and successful application of EDC.

Drew spent the majority of his career prior to Veeva at PAREXEL, where he led the operational institutionalization of EDC, quickly increasing the utilization of EDC from 25% to over 95% in less than two years. Next, Drew and his team developed technology solutions in large scale partnerships and also focused on driving the development and standardization of risk-based monitoring tools and techniques. Drew was recently awarded the Clinical Innovator of the Year award by Partnerships in Clinical Trials for his novel approaches to risk-based monitoring.

Dom Eaton

Vice President Product Management, Commercial Content

Dom Eaton is responsible for product development on the Vault platform, focusing on the Commercial Vault applications. He works with his team to provide continual evolution to the Vault feature set so that it remains forward thinking and delivers the functionality customers need within the ever changing life sciences industry.

Prior to the Veeva and Zinc integration, Dom was with Zinc for over ten years, leading the evolution of product development and technical advancements to the Zinc platform. Dom holds a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from University College, London.

Stan Wong

Vice President, Products & Technology, Veeva Network

Stan Wong 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.

Rebecca Silver


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

Before leading the global OpenData team, Rebecca was vice president of Veeva OpenData North America, where she led the launch and growth of Veeva's data offering.  Earlier, as VP, professional services, North America, she directed successful implementations of Veeva’s suite of commercial products for many of the world’s most prominent pharmaceutical companies.  

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