Laurie brings more than twenty years of diverse functional expertise and executive leadership to CRO Analytics. She began her career with Baxter International, Inc. as a Key Account Manager continuing over a 10 year period to assume key roles of increased responsibility in operational, commercial, and financial management.
In 1996, Laurie joined Covance Inc. moving from a manufacturing and distribution organization to a service organization. Among many roles Laurie held while at Covance, she was responsible for domestic business development, global contract management, and global commercial operations. Lastly, she served as Vice President of Global Operations with P&L responsibility for global clinical trial execution in 21 countries for all indications Phases II–IV. During her tenure at Covance, Laurie was the recipient of the Senior Management Award for Excellence. She received this award for consistently demonstrating quality, teamwork, and a commitment to service.
Most recently, she served as the President and CEO of Furiness Consulting. In this role Laurie provided consulting, executive leadership, and project management to healthcare organizations in support of business imperatives. Her specific project expertise includes strategic planning and execution, organizational design and execution, management development, process reengineering, hard and soft skills training, executive coaching, and new business start-up. Laurie obtained a B.S. in Journalism with majors in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Kansas. She holds a Six Sigma Green Belt certification.