Jeffrey Wendel is the President of Advarra, North America’s premier provider of IRB, IBC and research compliance services. He has over 20 years of executive leadership experience providing consulting and systems integration services to Global 500 companies in the clinical research, financial services and high technology industries.

Mr. Wendel was previously at Chesapeake IRB for over eleven years, leading the organization as president and CEO through multiple successful mergers and acquisitions and developing the IRB’s review technology to become the leading platform for efficiency and client transparency. He also served as president and board member of a systems integration group that completed a successful IPO; led an international business unit focused on simulation software modeling; and established a government services division supporting US and international agencies. He led the successful integration of an acquired firm and leveraged partner relationships to establish an international consulting practice. Mr. Wendel earned a BS in Systems Engineering from the US Naval Academy, an MBA from Loyola College, and he is a retired US Navy nuclear submarine officer.

Mr. Wendel has been a member of the Board of the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) since 2010, serving as its Board Chair from 2014-2017.

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