Stefan rolled in to Clinical Research about 25 years ago (1994), when he joined the Research Unit Stuivenberg (part of Biopharma, now SGS Life Sciences) as a local study coordinator for pharmaceutical phase I clinical studies.
In 1997, he moved to Medisearch International (MSI, now SGS Life Sciences), where he held several positions with increasing responsibilities in various domains of pharmaceutical research (national and international Clinical Research Associate and Project Manager).
Since 2001, he exclusively works in Medical Devices Industry, again in a broad variety of positions and formats. As Senior Manager Clinical Operations, he led the clinical and technical group at Cyberonics Europe, the market leader in Vagus Nerve Stimulation treatment for epilepsy. He also led the company’s international (OUS) programs for technical, surgical and clinical training.
Stefan is a team player with a strong multi-disciplinary interest. He has built and maintained an extensive international network in the industry. This helped him in founding ClinOps Consulting in the summer of 2008. Since then, he is working or has worked on projects for different large and start-up companies in Medical Device industry: Cordis (J&J), Medtronic Spinal & Biologics, Medtronic Endovascular, St. Jude Medical (Neuromodulation), Mediconsult, ECCRT, SGS Life Sciences, Neurotech, 3WIN, Apnex Medical Inc., Protip Medical, Mainstay Medical Ltd.
Stefan is Managing Director at ClinOps Consulting and currently holds consulting positions at several medical device start-up companies.