Meeting Protocol Worldwide Expands Leadership Team with Four New Appointments

Meeting Protocol Worldwide said the strategic hires are a reflection of its global business and the expansion of its technology and service offerings while also maintaining its long-standing commitment to innovation and excellence.

Meeting Protocol Worldwide, a Dallas-based family of market life science brands, announced the addition of four C-suite executives: Kuno van der Post as chief revenue officer; Casey Bankord as chief financial officer; Moisha Platto as chief operating officer; and John Fontenault as executive vice president, scout operations.

The company said the strategic hires are a reflection of its global business and the expansion of its technology and service offerings while also maintaining its long-standing commitment to innovation and excellence.

“At Meeting Protocol Worldwide, we are proud of the incredible talent we have added to our leadership team, who will take us into our next phase of growth with clients across the globe. Each of these individuals brings with them decades of experience in sales, marketing, operations, and finance,” CEO Paige Bingham said in a statement. “We will be relentless in bringing the best in the industry to help us enhance and expand our products and services, from meeting planning to patient concierge travel services.”

Marketing and entrepreneurial expertise

As chief revenue officer, van der Post spearheads marketing and sales efforts across the Meeting Protocol Worldwide family of brands. He brings more than 25 years of marketing and sales experience working with large and small companies alike in the life sciences industry.

Previously, he was chief commercial officer of ActiGraph, a company providing end-to-end digital health technology solutions combining wearable technology, scalable remote monitoring, and full service operational and data science support. van der Post also worked at OmniComm Systems, where he rose to the position of chief commercial officer and was mandated to grow the organization and contributed significantly to the development of strategy and infrastructure.

Bankord has extensive experience as an entrepreneur and senior executive, particularly in leading, selling, and incubating startup businesses in multiple industries.

Previously, Bankord was senior vice president of F2 Healthcare, a software and services company specializing in optimizing hospitals’ financial systems, prior to the company’s acquisition by Meduit. He also previously was managing director of Clareo where he consulted on behalf of Fortune 500 companies in areas of growth strategy, new business ventures, and innovation mindset and culture.

Bankord founded and led Clareo’s software business into a period of rapid growth.

Life science tech and clinical trials

Platto joins the team with more than 20 years of experience in executive leadership and corporate strategy.

Most recently, he was CEO and co-founder of Omniphase Inc., a cloud-computing software company providing operational and financial solutions to life science organizations. Platto built the company from startup to early growth stage, spearheading a corporate strategy to develop and commercialize software in a highly competitive environment.

Platto also previously held a nine-year tenure at PRA Health Sciences Inc., where he was promoted through multiple roles up to chief commercial officer.

Fontenault oversees the strategy, quality, and execution of Scout Clinical’s global clinical trial operational services. He brings more than 30 years of biopharmaceutical operations and technology experience.

Most recently, Fontenault was vice president of THREAD where he contributed to the company’s growth from a startup to a mid-size technology company via hybrid and decentralized clinical trials.

Fontenault has also held positions at Anju Software Inc., and OmniComm Systems Inc., where he oversaw service delivery for the eClinical Division. His additional experience includes leadership positions at ER Squared Inc.; Kendle International, Pfizer, EResearchTechnology, Purdue Pharma LP, and Bayer Healthcare.

Meeting Protocol Worldwide is a family of brands that provide full-service meeting planning for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, along with clinical trial patient concierge travel and reimbursement services.

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