Réne Stephens

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Réne is a strategic clinical outsourcing expert with nearly 30 years of experience leading procurement strategies and practices, contract negotiations, vendor relationship management, oversight and governance. He previously led global clinical outsourcing programs for Astellas, Pfizer and TransCelerate Biopharma, and served in a business development capacity for M2S, Neeman Medical International and Harvard Clinical Research Institute.

Réne holds an MS in Health Sciences, Clinical Research Administration, from George Washington University and a BA in Corporate and Organizational Communications from Western Kentucky University.

Select Achievements

  • Led a global team of 30+ professionals engaged in selecting, negotiating and managing clinical research and development service providers and investigative sites.
  • Led the development of a top 20 biopharma comapny’s five-year global outsourcing vision and strategy to align business interests across Medical and Development divisions. Ensured timely execution of multi million-dollar vendor engagements and site agreements.


Clinical outsourcing strategy and management
Contract structure and negotiation
Provider evaluation and selection
Process development and improvement
Provider oversight and issue resolution