As a member of the Business Development Team, Kirk will focus on developing new client opportunities primarily on the US West Coast. Kirk has over 20 years in business development in the pharmaceutical industry, with a focus on supporting projects from early phase to late stage development while building strong, collaborative client relationships. Between 2013-2020, she managed the West Coast as a business development executive for both Recro Gainesville and Patheon. She has also served in product sales roles at Lonza, Beckman Coulter and Intrivogen over her career.
“We are pleased to welcome Lettie to our Business Development Team to help grow our existing business by leveraging our expanded assets and resource base in Greenville, North Carolina. We know Metrics will benefit greatly from the knowledge and experience Lettie brings to her business development responsibilities,” said John Ross, president of Metrics Contract Services and Mayne Pharma US.
Kirk holds a BS degree in Zoology from The College of Idaho. Following college, she worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator, responsible for obtaining patient consent for tissue acquisition during surgical procedures and isolating DNA for research studies around autoimmune disease. Prior to her career in sales, she worked at the bench (molecular biology) in supporting scientists in sequencing, cloning, tissue culture, PCR, and even assisting in understanding the full genome of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.