A founder of Medidata Solutions, Sherif has served as chief executive officer since 2001 and chairman since 2009. Under his leadership, the company has grown to become the leading global provider of cloud-based solutions to the life science industry—supporting clinical trials in over 115 countries—while defining the vertical cloud company business model. He led Medidata’s successful IPO in June 2009, which has positioned Medidata as one of the best performing companies to go public since 2009 and New York City’s most successful public technology company. Prior to Medidata, Tarek was the managing member of a partnership focused on public and private investments in technology and life science companies. He co-managed a private equity fund specializing in publicly-traded technology companies, including those in the healthcare and information technology fields.
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