Chris Simmons Named New Leader of RTI Health Solutions

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Staff photo of Chris Simmons, RTI Health SolutionsWe are excited to announce that Chris Simmons has been named the new leader and Senior Vice President for RTI Health Solutions. Simmons will be assuming the role of leading the organization’s strategic direction, operational leadership, and day-to-day oversight. His focus will be on driving an ambitious vision for Health Solutions’ strategic growth to expand our ability to serve our clients’ needs, enhance our solution offerings, and increase our impact on patient well-being. 

“Chris has an ambitious vision for growth, and I’m confident he will effectively lead and truly inspire Health Solutions staff,” said Tim Gabel, President and Chief Executive Officer of RTI International. “Under Chris’s leadership, and with the support of both the Health Solutions team and all RTI, Health Solutions is positioned for greater success and enhanced impact.” 

Simmons joined RTI in 2003 as a finance executive for Health Solutions. He holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Research Management from Wake Forest University, where he concentrated on the unique design, analysis, data management, quality, ethical, and regulatory aspects of clinical and real-world studies. In addition, Simmons is a CPA with more than 30 years of experience in financial and operational positions, with particular focus on early-stage, rapidly growing technology and biotech businesses.

“I’m honored and excited to serve as Senior Vice President of RTI Health Solutions. Our organization is built on a strong foundation, and I believe the Health Solutions team is poised to increase our role in helping our clients make safe and effective medical interventions available to patients worldwide,” said Simmons. “I have tremendous confidence in this organization. It continues to be healthy and vibrant, even during periods of change. We will succeed the same way we always have – by working together in a collaborative, supportive way and always with a fine eye for quality in all we do.”