Safis Solutions Leadership Team
Our leadership team has nearly a century of collective experience in life sciences and engineering.
Ping Poulsen is the President & CEO of Safis Solutions, LLC. She founded Safis Solutions in 2002 and helped it graduate from Indiana University’s Emerging Technologies Center. She has participated in and gained experience in leading projects to combat cardiovascular, infectious, oncologic, diabetic, orthopedic, neurologic, and pediatric diseases. She also has working experience in epidemiology, biostatistics, social medicine, health education, and public health.
Poulsen holds a Master of Science degree and has received executive education from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in 2005. She has served on the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Life Sciences Industry Advisory Board and the board of directors of the Asian American Alliance, based in Indianapolis. She represents Safis as a member of the Business Advocacy Committee for the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce.
As an entrepreneur in the life sciences field with more than a decade of leadership experience in it, Poulsen continues to believe that saving and improving quality of lives deserves her devotion.
Don Poulsen serves as Vice President of Business Operations for Safis Solutions. Of his nearly 30 years of experience in engineering, 16 of them have been within the healthcare and life-science industries. He is responsible for operational aspects of the company including financial, human resources, and systems administration.
He earned two B.S. degrees, one in Mathematics and the other in Chemical Engineering, from the University of New Mexico.
He earned his M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
John Nadelin is Vice President for Safis Solutions. Nadelin joined Safis Solutions in early 2010. His responsibilities include ensuring client needs are served, while also managing business development activities and expanding the domain expertise within the Safis Solutions team to meet the changing needs of clients.
John has more than 25 years of life-sciences industry leadership spanning large pharma, biotech startups, and medical-device firms. Some previous assignments include senior management positions in regulatory, quality, and pharmacovigilance with Pfizer, Perrigo, and Targanta.
Lance E. Wenck
Lance E. Wenck, MBA is Director of Business Development for Safis. His role at Safis is as a lead in marketing and new business development for both national and international markets. He has over 15 years experience in sales, operations, and commercial management for the Medical Device, BioPharma, and Nutraceutical industries.
Prior to joining Safis Solutions, Lance served as a senior manager while leading corporate sales, business development, and account management functions. He has managed a diverse project portfolio, including market-analysis studies, product-feasibility profiles, and customer-satisfaction measurements. In addition, Lance brings hands-on operations management and project management experience from the Medical Device and BioPharma industries.
He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Indiana University Kelley School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. Lance brings a strong expertise in data-driven, long-term strategic planning to the Safis Solutions business development team.