Rich has been working in Life Sciences his entire career, with 30+ years of experience in the industry. After spending several years in Validation, Project Management, and Executive Leadership roles, Rich founded Covex LLC in 2001 and grew the company to become a leading provider of compliance services. Covex LLC was purchased in 2019 by Private Equity and merged with Clarke Solutions to become Verista. Rich was initially named Chief Sales Officer and then promoted to President. After a short stint in retirement, Rich returned as President in August 2023.
Before founding Covex LLC, Rich held Senior Management positions at Ernst & Young and various boutique compliance services companies. Rich is currently responsible for internal functions at Verista, including HR, IT, and Quality & Training. He is passionate about his colleagues, company culture, and focusing on client relationships. Rich is a Pennsylvania native, and he and his wife currently reside in Naples, Florida. His personal interests include personal training, tennis, golf, and rooting for Penn State football. Rich is a graduate of LaSalle University in Philadelphia.
Olga has more than 20 years of experience leading financial operations for innovative companies and driving exceptional revenue growth. She is revered for rising to every challenge and never backing down until the goal is achieved.
Olga values the critical role that technology plays within a company and constantly seeks new ways to automate processes and streamline operations. She believes innovation is the key to effectively addressing shortcomings and spurring new business growth. Before joining Verista, Olga was the Chief Financial Officer for Movilitas, a Corporate Controller for Peak-Ryzex, and the Manager of Strategic Planning and Business Analysis at American Express, where she was the mastermind behind the first-ever prepaid gift card model.
Olga’s professional history is complemented by an Executive MBA from Harvard School of Business, where she completed her Certificate of Management Excellence, Leadership for Senior Executives, Mergers & Acquisitions Program, and the Strategic Agility Program. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Gore School of Business and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Utah.
Broderick has 20+ years of experience working with and for premier global companies across the life sciences industry, leading programs and teams for ongoing commercial success. He has a track record of developing high quality business strategies and plans for enterprise investment and transformation to drive unparalleled customer experience and operational excellence globally. Prior to joining Verista, Broderick was Executive VP, Head of Global Life Sciences & Medical Technology at Capgemini and Vice President, Healthcare and Life Science Consulting at EPAM Systems. Broderick has 2 patents for his work in life sciences.
Mike graduated from the Pennsylvania State University and has been working in the pharmaceutical field for approximately 25 years. He has achieved certification as a quality auditor by the American Society of Quality and received his PMP from the Project Management Institute. Through his multifaceted work experience, he has become an industry-known expert specializing in operations, automation, integration, validation, and regulatory compliance. He has executed projects and supported clients both domestic and international. Mike was a principal at Covex, LLC, helping to launch that company and drive its growth and success as the Vice President of Operations. Mike is now responsible for the delivery of all client-facing operations at Verista.