To us, values are much more than pretty words on a page. They are guiding principles that we live by every day. Our values are our North Star. Leading us to create a culture of High Performance. Excellent Service. Mutual Respect. And Community Advocacy.
We have the utmost respect for our clients, our industry and each other. The importance of the work we are all doing to make the medicines of tomorrow is not lost on us. So we also respect budgets, schedules and the need for clear, constant communication across studies. You can expect to understand exactly what is happening in your study and when questions arise, you will always get a straight, simple answer.
Creativity and collaboration are at the core of our operating system. We work together, always. Pushing the envelope to find ways to adapt to changing needs for every single trial. Relentless creativity and innovation never fail, which is why we are unafraid of our customers’ “what ifs”, unknowns, tight timeframes, or big ideas. We thrive when presented with complex challenges.
We think of ourselves as true partners to our clients. And for that reason, we foster a spirit of partnership within that allows us to bring the highest level of service and the quickest solutions to challenges.
We are all in this to improve the human condition. And the best way we know to do that is to bring our best to each and every person we work with. And that means real, live, person-to-person conversations and customer service. Beyond our walls and our industry, we strive to improve the conditions of our communities through the many endeavors of Trifecta Cares.
While we are proud of our accomplishments, we remain humble. We never, ever assume to know better. Rather, always, we strive to listen. Really listen. Our clients are the ones who truly know their needs, goals and challenges. And seeking first to understand and then be understood, we are able to build relationships built on trust. And create short and long term solutions that generate success on every level.
Helping our clients succeed is about more than seeing the immediate asks and needs. It is about looking at the end goal and mapping out the most cost and time efficient way to get there without sacrificing quality. We look beyond a single meeting to understand what you would like to achieve across your portfolio of studies.
We don’t phone it in. Ever. Every last Trifecta employee shows up every single day with heart, passion, genuine gumption and a willingness to do what it takes to shatter the status quo, expand the boundaries of what is possible and exceed expectations on every level.
When founding Trifecta, our CEO Dave Young, brought many of the disciplines he learned as a theater actor into the fabric of our company. The belief that everyone has an important role to play. The need for total teamwork and collaboration between each role to keep things moving forward. And the confidence of knowing that any obstacle, big or small, can be solved quickly with a little creativity. Each of these guiding principles set the stage for Trifecta’s growth and the success and status we enjoy today.
Trifecta is now a global leader in clinical trial training. More than a decade ago, we opened the curtain within the industry to the concept of online investigator training. And when we did, we pioneered the ability for investigators to train on their own time.
In the years since then, we have perfected a host of solutions that fully integrate the process of clinical trial training and communication, from start up to close out. Every step, every document, every point of communication is now streamlined into a single platform, making investigator training and communication quicker, easier and less expensive.
We have grown into a world-wide investigator training system and are currently in use in 87 countries, on studies ranging in size from two sites to more than 1,800. From Online training to Live meetings to Web-Based training, we partner with leading pharmaceutical, biotech, and clinical research organizations to conduct hundreds of clinical trials every year.
Meet the teams
We at Trifecta are a team. In every sense of the word. We support one another. We respect one another. We inspire one another. And we do not tolerate divisiveness or any other behaviors that weaken or threaten our sense of unity and spirit of collaboration.
Trifecta is a team of innovators. Problem Solvers. Go getters. Entrepreneurial spirits who thrive in an environment that allows for the freedom to not just fulfill a role, but recreate it into something even better.
We welcome creativity. Foster good ideas. And generously reward those who have vision and the gumption to bring that vision to life.
We are helping to make the medicines of tomorrow. And hire people who want to join us in making a difference.
Ready to meet a few of those people?
Brent Smith Project ManagerWhat:
Interacting with customers and understanding their needs regarding both their clinical trials and their interaction with our training platform, making sure that not just the single study manager, but all members of the study team understand all facets of the process.How:
Facilitating daily communication with teams, global study training managers and multiple CRAs from multiple organizations. Realizing that each study is run differently, making a point to know first hand what the differences are and clearly communicating next steps to help avoid any delays.Why:
Brent loves working in an innovative and interactive environment and thrives on the creative ideas that flourish within the collaborative, fast-paced environment. He also loves that management supports great ideas and provides resources to bring them to life. And most of all, Brent relishes the feeling of having earned a client’s trust and building a great relationship on that kind of foundation.You’d Be Great for Brent’s Team If...
You’re a multi-tasker. A good listener. Excellent communicator. Like to roll up your sleeves and understand process. And know how to build relationships.
Eric Zudak Senior DirectorWhat:
Expanding business and creating a global brand. Extending our ability to help make the medicines of tomorrow to people all around the world.How:
Building great relationships, and through them new and continued business opportunities around the world. Having the vision and strategic eye to ensure the right people are in the right positions to develop key relationships and opportunities across the globe.Why:
Eric loves being a part of a global enterprise and growing the business and brand around the world. Particularly loved being a part of creating a footprint in Europe and Asia. Closer to home, Eric genuinely enjoys working with senior leaders to gauge what global structure will look like and how it works to help position Trifecta for years to come.You’d Be Great for Eric’s Team If...
You have a knack for creating and fostering long-term relationships. Love to network. Know how to bring humanity to the world of technology. Possess the ability to see not just the opportunities in front of you but also the vision to see future possibilities.
Dave Young Chief Executive Officer
Meet Dave. Actor, Director, Chief Executive and Founder.
While Dave actually is a formally trained actor, today he spends more time directing as our CEO and founder. From writing the script to casting a team to deliver dramatic results, Dave has built Trifecta into the exciting production it is today. Dave has nearly two decades of experience in technology development, implementation and multimedia production. He has focused exclusively on innovation in the clinical development space for more than a decade. Maybe it’s a result of his “the show must go on” mentality from his theater days, but with Dave at the helm fostering the spirit of risk taking and creativity that defines Trifecta, there isn’t a problem we can’t solve for our clients. Dave’s favorite word is pusillanimous. Which is funny, because it means showing a lack of courage and determination or being timid, basically making it his antonym.
Ericka Atkinson: Vice President of Delivery Operations
Meet Ericka. Trifecta’s Five Star Operations Executive.
Ericka is the master of operations at Trifecta and is extraordinarily talented in all of the delivery and operations activities that cross her desk each day. Such as product evaluation. Sales. Proposals. Contracts. Business Development. Account Management. And the list goes on. Ericka has worn many hats here at Trifecta, and she has turned heads in each and every one of them. Consistently delivering the best end product and the greatest levels of success, while constantly setting the bar higher and higher for the rest of us. She has an in depth understanding of each and every aspect of the business, and it makes her a powerhouse of an operations executive. When she’s not making us all better people, both personally and professionally, Ericka loves to horse around, literally, with her daughter who is working to become a member of the U.S. Equestrian Team. Ericka’s favorite color is red; she loves it for both its power and strength. Funny, that’s exactly why we love her.
Rick Ward Vice President of Commercial Operations
Meet Rick. Mentor. Leader. Teacher. And a Great Coach.
Rick has played at many key positions over the course of his life and career. At Trifecta, he is our head coach of the commercial operations, leading us to victory, as defined by exceeding client expectations each and every day. A graduate of Penn State, Rick has been creating success across the board for CRO’s, outsourced services, patient recruitment, clinical trials and post marketing studies. His many accomplishments include his role in growing Greenphire from a company of sixteen employees with less than a million in sales to a company of 120 with more than $25 million in sales. Rick has a passion for fostering growth potential, both in businesses and people. An avid youth sports coach and a professional mentor, he is most inspired by being able to share a vision and see it come to life and is most gratified seeing others on the team achieve success. Rick is a master at building relationships and trust. He is a true teammate through and through. And if you ever want someone share a long bike ride or a good bottle of red wine, Rick is your guy.
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