Product Leadership

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.

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.

John Chinnici

General Manager, Veeva Nitro

John is responsible for all aspects of Veeva’s Nitro business. Previously John was Veeva’s global Commercial Content leader, making it the number one solution for MLR and life sciences DAM.

John has spent the majority of his career working with and around life sciences data. Prior to Veeva, John served as a leader in both IBM and Accenture’s Commercial Analytics practice areas. During that time, John helped a wide breadth of his customers strategize, architect, and deploy their data warehousing and CRM capabilities. He received an MBA from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Computer Engineering from Penn State.

Paul Shawah

Executive Vice President, Strategy

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.

Pooja Ojala

Vice President, Commercial Content

Pooja Ojala is responsible for commercial content strategy at Veeva including customer engagement, market adoption and direction, and strategic alliances. Pooja has more than 20 years of experience enabling life sciences organizations to establish and evolve their content businesses in highly complex environments.

Prior to joining Veeva, Pooja led the global content practice at Cognizant. She also spent 16 years at Accenture as the head of North America content services within Accenture Interactive.

Pooja holds a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Penn State University.

Sarah Caldwell

General Manager, Crossix Analytics

As General Manager, Crossix Analytics, Sarah is responsible for Crossix measurement & optimization and audience targeting solutions. Crossix leverages connected health data to help life sciences more effectively activate, measure, and optimize their marketing investments.

Sarah joined Crossix in 2007 and has consulted with pharmaceutical brands across various therapeutic areas and business situations, including launch and loss of exclusivity. She is a highly regarded industry thought leader and is regularly quoted in publications such as PM360, PharmaVOICE and MM&M. Sarah holds a B.S. in management information systems from Saint Joseph’s University.

Jeremy Mittler


Jeremy leads strategy for Veeva Data Cloud, a family of data products aimed at bringing innovation, openness, and greater choice to the Life Sciences industry.

Before joining the Veeva Data Cloud team, Jeremy served as VP, Industry Solutions for Crossix, where he helped support the rapid growth of the Crossix Analytics business. Jeremy has more than 20 years of pharmaceutical and healthcare analytics and consulting experience. Prior to joining Crossix in 2008, Jeremy worked with many of the top pharmaceutical companies in leadership roles at Synygy and Campbell Alliance. He holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Rochester and an M.B.A. from New York University Stern School of Business.

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.

Peter Stark

Executive Vice President, Commercial Strategy

As executive vice president, commercial strategy, Peter is focusing on go to market strategy.

Peter began his career as a consultant with a focus on CRM at PriceWaterhouseCoopers where he learned how to work within large teams and what it takes to do right by your customers.

In 2010, after 8 years at Sanofi, Peter started a consulting company, Pursuit Solutions, focused on breaking down the silos between Sales and Marketing within Life Science companies to generate deeper insights for their brands.

Peter graduated from the University of Rochester and holds a degree in economics.

Andrew Fuchs


Andy Fuchs brings more than 20 years of life sciences experience, innovation and leadership to his current role as vice president of commercial strategy. He joined Veeva in July 2013 as part of the commercial strategy organization, focusing on the needs of consumer health and animal health markets. He has launched Veeva Nitro, Veeva Align and Veeva CRM Events Management. He currently leads the Commercial Strategy team covering Veeva’s Commercial Cloud offerings where he works with customers, partners, and product management to further develop these solutions for the market.

Prior to joining Veeva, Andy worked in various roles at Boehringer Ingelheim, finally as head of global CRM. He began his career in commercial operations for medical devices before consulting for the healthcare industry with KPMG LLP and C3i.


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, 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.

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.

Seth J. Goldenberg


Seth J. Goldenberg is responsible for the Veeva Vault strategy in the medical device and diagnostic industry, including customer engagement, market adoption, and product development. Seth has nearly 20 years of experience in supporting medical device and diagnostics companies navigate complex regulations and improve market access.

Before Veeva, Seth was the director of product development strategy at North American Science Associates (NAMSA), where he supported medical device companies from inception through commercialization and post-market activities. Seth also has experience supporting life science companies achieve their commercial goals from his time as a consultant. Outside of Veeva, Seth plays an active role in the industry, as a member of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) and as the “Entrepreneur-in-Residence” at the Philadelphia Pediatric Device Consortium.

Seth holds a doctorate in pharmacology from the University of Washington and a master’s in biomedical engineering from Drexel University.

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.

Raymond 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.

Drew Garty

Chief Technology Officer at Vault CDMS

Drew’s career in pharmaceutical technology spans over 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.

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 focused on driving the development and standardization of risk-based monitoring tools and techniques. Drew’s innovative solutions in risk-based monitoring earned him a prestigious industry “Clinical Innovator of the Year” award in 2015.

Drew joined Veeva in 2016 as Vice President of Product Management and led the ground-up design of Veeva’s Vault EDC solution. In his current role of Chief Technology Officer at Vault CDMS, Drew shares and collaborates with customers, partners, and the industry to set vision and direction of Veeva’s CDMS product.