Catawba Research Appoints Syed Faridi as New Head of Business Development

CHARLOTTLE, N.C.; Feb. 29, 2024 (Business Wire)Catawba Research, a prominent global clinical research organization (CRO), welcomes Syed Faridi as its Vice President of Global Business Development. This strategic expansion of Catawba Research’s leadership team underscores its commitment to remain well-positioned in the dynamic clinical trials market to exceed expectations, drive innovation, and deliver even greater value to its clients and stakeholders.  

Syed, an industry veteran with nearly two decades of experience in clinical research, brings an unparalleled level of expertise as a sales leader. His track record of consistently surpassing targets and fostering deeply collaborative client relationships speaks volumes. Having made significant contributions at Clinical Ink, Medidata Solutions, and Parexel, Syed’s arrival is a game-changer for Catawba Research, elevating its ability to drive business and accelerate revenue growth. 

“I am thrilled about Syed joining our leadership team. His ability to be a true partner to his customers is key to our organization’s values, and his business development expertise is an asset in further establishing Catawba Research as a market leader. The consistent recruitment of top-tier leaders like Syed ensures that we not only maintain, but elevate our trajectory of unparalleled growth,” said Andy Silverman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Catawba Research. 

In his role, Syed will spearhead the cultivation and expansion of strategic client relationships, champion transformative sales and marketing practices, and develop and execute go-to-market strategies that demonstrate how Catawba Research’s experience and expertise align with the industry’s needs. His arrival further highlights Catawba Research’s dedication to strong and innovative industry collaborations to help patients in need. 

About Catawba Research 
Catawba Research is a leading contract research organization specializing in clinical research and development services for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. With a strong commitment to quality, innovation, and client satisfaction, Catawba Research delivers comprehensive solutions to advance healthcare products from concept to market. For more information, please visit