Leadership

Our commitment to developing positive, symbiotic relationships with our clients, starts at the top.  As a result of having more than a decade of consistent growth and leadership, we operate from a position of financial strength, innovational freedom, and clarity of vision.  We look forward to delivering measurable results, and significant net value to your organization.


John Schwope,

CEO & Founder

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John Schwope started his career in the software industry focused on how data travels between users during data collection and collaboration. Originally representing JetForm (Adobe), he discovered that the medical industry was starving for an application to streamline the collection, cleaning, and management of clinical trial data.

He founded Simplified Clinical Data Systems to deliver the most advanced clinical trial information management solutions to the medical device and biotechnology community. These solutions would be delivered with unsurpassed levels of service, and continually reflect the changing needs of clients and their investigational partners. Today John is a guest speaker an active member of the New Hampshire Bio/Medical Council and thought leader in the clinical trials arena.

Mr. Schwope graduated from the Boston University School of Management with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.


Eddy Tabit,

Vice President, Operations

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Eddy Tabit has over 14 years of experience in the medical device, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. He started his career with Boston Scientific as a Clinical Data Analyst, where he was heavily involved in the implementation and standardization of Oracle Clinical.

Mr. Tabit was later recruited by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) as a Senior Consultant and Business Analyst, where he was instrumental in launching and supporting a hosted Electronic Data Capture solution offering. He quickly became a Validation Lead, managing validation activities surrounding systems implementations. These systems included Electronic Document Management Systems, Electronic Territory Management Systems and Corrective and Preventive Actions Systems.

Mr. Tabit joined Simplified Clinical Data Systems in 2005 as Director of Quality. Today, he serves as Vice President of Operations for Simplified Clinical Data Systems responsible for overall Quality Assurance and Operations.

Mr. Tabit has a Master’s Degree in Public Health in Biostatistics from Boston University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Williams College.


Christine Tjossem,

Vice President of Biostatistics and Data Management Services

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Christine Tjossem joined Simplified Clinical Data Systems as Vice President of Biostatistics and Data Management Services. She assumes this role with an enviable 30 year track record of successful growth and leadership. Her past experience includes key roles establishing and managing biostatistical, and data management efforts at some of the world’s leading clinical research and medical device organizations.

As Vice President of Biostatistics and Data Management, Christine is responsible for all facets of her team’s success in advising and implementing appropriate techniques and methods for statistical and data management areas. In addition to managing these line-of-business functions, Christine’s vast breadth and depth of experience, allows her to make significant contributions to the company’s new product and business development efforts.

Even prior to joining Simplified Clinical, Christine has been an avid practitioner and thought leader in the use of Simplified’s Clinical Discovery Platform (CDP). Her sustained, invaluable input and support, is reflected in current offerings, and has been a major factor in the company’s long-term success.

Christine received her Bachelors of Science degree in Statistics from Iowa State University.


Ed Rochenski,

Vice President, Software Development

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Ed Rochenski started his career in software with Information Mapping, developing software and support tools to enhance business communications.

He was recruited by Perceptive Informatics, as a Senior Software Engineer, where he designed and developed FDA regulated (CFR-Part-11) web-based applications for use in clinical trials. His responsibilities included working on the team that provided web-based clinical software to help customers accelerate the drug development process through innovation. This experience gave him expertise in helping customers to maximize the benefits of an integrated clinical trial technology suite by providing flexible software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and leading technology services. These skills would come into play when he joined Simplified Clinical Data a few years later.

Mr. Rochenski decided to form his own software consulting firm and ended up on a project team for Rockwell Collins, a commercial aerospace corporation, which provides innovative communication and aviation electronics for flight, the exploration of space, and battlespace interoperability.  The customer base included commercial and government entities in the areas of integrating systems for mobile platforms, communication, navigation, and flight control.

Ed Rochenski joined Simplified Clinical as Director of Software Development to design and engineer Clinical Discovery Platform. He also provides consulting services  for complex client projects. Ed oversees all aspects of software design, development, testing, quality assurance/quality control, compliance, and custom requirements. He also plays a visible role in the industry for his expertise on CFR-Part-11 web-based applications.