Why Choose Clinovo

Quality Customer Service
Clinovo’s credibility and proven track record puts us on the top of our clients’ list as the go-to vendor for resourcing solutions. Leading pharmaceutical and medical device companies have chosen Clinovo as their preferred partner for its quality of customer service, excellent candidate profile and their long-term relationships.

A Flourishing Network
Clinovo brings over 20 years of developing relationships within Biometrics, Medical Affairs, and Clinical Operations. Focused positions include: Clinical and Statistical Programming, Clinical Data Management, Biostatistics, Drug Safety and Medical Writing as well as a variety of Clinical Operations positions.

A Reliable Partner
Clinovo’s clients include several Fortune 500 companies, and leading Bay Area life science companies including: Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Medivation, Genentech, Gilead, BioMarin, Intuitive Surgical, and more.

Excellent Customer Service
Clinovo thrives to establish long-term relationships with both clients and candidates. Candidates choose Clinovo as their preferred partner to promote and accelerate their career opportunities and advancements. Clients choose Clinovo as their preferred vendor to support their resourcing needs.

Mission Statement

Clinovo's mission is to empower healthcare and life science companies by providing expertise sourcing and placing top clinical research professionals across a multitude of diverse opportunities. We have a proven track record with pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostic, medical device, and CRO customers. Leading companies have chosen Clinovo as their preferred partner for its quality of customer service, excellent candidate profile, and its long-term relationships.

Meet our Team

Vamsi Maddipatla Vamsi MaddipatlaPresident & Chairman
Vamsi Maddipatla serves as the President and Chairman of Clinovo. He is a visionary and entrepreneur with 17 years’ of experience in technology and bio-pharma industries. Founder and ex-CEO of LAXAI Pharma Ltd. Prior, Vamsi worked for a variety of pharmaceutical agencies including Pfizer, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson and Deloitte. Vamsi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Master’s in Computer Science from Farleigh Dickinson University.
Vamsi provides a unique blend of operational and financial experience – along with a strong and extensive network of key influencers, industry experts and financial partners. He delivers a visionary understanding of client challenges and opportunities, and the instinctive ability to facilitate collaboration between the right people to turn strategic concepts into actionable plans – and, ultimately, into business results.

Ritesh Patel Ritesh Patel CEO/COO
Serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Ritesh has over 25 years of experience serving the healthcare services and IT staffing industry. Ritesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering in Computer Technology. He was a senior recruiter of IT consulting staff in the 1990s and a senior manager in New Jersey which provides a technology platform to the medical transcription industry and to major hospitals. Later, he transitioned into business development, president, COO and now CEO all within the healthcare industry. In that capacity, he has developed deep relationships with HR departments of major hospitals where the requirement of skilled healthcare professionals is always acute. Ritesh has consistently been recognized for his broad range of expertise in technology, human resources and business development.

Angela Edwards Angela EdwardsVP Business Development
Angela Edwards joins the Business Development team at Clinovo. Angela has worked in the health and life sciences placement and project field for 15 years. She skillfully sourced talent for clients in biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, cosmetic, and food laboratory companies in the earlier years of her career. She continues to forge solid relationships with strategic partners and build consensus among key decision makers. Her extensive expertise in client needs analysis and using a consultative approach to customer service operations has been a key to Angela's success in sales life cycle in the health and life sciences industry. Angela is a respected sales leader with a distinguished career leading productive sales operations through strategic business development, market expansion, and client relations in the health and life sciences industry. In every capacity of her career, she has been instrumental in securing new contracts and growing the business. Angela is a passionate leader, skilled at building top performing teams focused on impeccable service delivery and accountability for goal achievement. She interacts with a network of cross functional professionals to achieve maximum motivation, collaboration, and productivity.

Cindy Timmons Cindy TimmonsSenior Manager of Recruiting
Cindy comes with over 15 years in clinical and pharmaceuticals. She has a degree in Bio-Chemistry with an emphasis in physiology and minor in teaching. Polymer chemistry was a first role after college where she quickly realized that the lab was not the perfect place for her. She was recruited by a scientific staffing company from Ciba Geigy which then launched her long term career into pharmaceuticals and Biotech. She is passionate about integrity and having long term relationships with both candidates and clients.

Smruthi Smruti KulkarniSenior Biotech Recruiter
Smruti holds her Masters in Organic Chemistry as well as HR management. She comes with 6 years industry experience specifically in R&D, clinical operations and biometrics space. She has exceptional eye for matching top talent with their perfect career in the biotech and medical device realm. Smruti exceeds in candidate as well as client relationships and has a dedicated candidate base due to her strong and diligent work ethic.

Nobu NishikataSenior Biotech Recruiter
Nobu holds an MBA from Syracuse University and HR Certification from Cornell University. Nobu has 9 years of experience as both an in-house biotech recruiter for Gilead Sciences and in agency recruiting.While working as an in-house biotech recruiter, Nobu placed over 350 positions: Scientific, Biometrics, Clinical Research, Clinical Operations, CMC, Regulatory, Safety, Quality, Medical Affairs, Health Economics & Outcome Research, and others. Besides R&D positions, Nobu participated in major build out projects: The Gilead Japan Affiliate office, Regional MSL, and New Franchise At the staffing agency, Nobu placed Scientists, SW/HW Engineers, Quality, Project Management, and CAD Engineers for the Medical Device, IT, and Automotive Industries (including Omron, Takeda, Panasonic, Magna, Toyota Technical Center, Toyoda Gosei, Furukawa, and Aisin). The placements varied from Engineers, Specialists, Managers, and Directors to Vice President level. Nobu is passionate about biotechnology that saves lives and advancing career development.

Larry Larry KnausSenior Business Development Manager
Larry holds a Degree in Computer Science and is competitive, energetic, and motivated business development executive with 13 years of successful sales experience in staffing for IT, Life Sciences and engineering services. He has successfully nurtured start up clients through their growth path by placing a priority in resolving issues, providing solutions, and building long term relationships. He enjoys competitive bicycle racing, gardening and home improvement projects.

Usama Iqbal Usama IqbalBiotech Recruiter
Usama studied General Biology at UC San Diego then continued his education in Biomedicine at CSU East Bay. He is prompt, hard working, and excels as a professional. As a Biotech Sourcer for Clinovo, he is committed to finding the brightest and most accurate candidates for his clients. He is a staffing specialist and takes pride in continuing and building relationships with current and new clients alike. When he is not at work, he enjoys a good basketball game, an evening with his family, and hiking to explore great outdoors.

Swathi Bellavi Swathi BellaviBiotech Recruiter
Swathi is an SPHR certified HR professional and holds her Masters in Human Resources Management along with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering. She comes with over 7 years of experience across Automotive, Supply Chain, IT and ITES sectors with strong business acumen and functional expertise in various functions of Human Resources. She has successfully implemented several HR projects with measurable business results and positive impact on employees and stakeholders. Her expertise lies in building long lasting relationships with clients and partnering with various teams to work on common goals. As a Sourcer at Clinovo, she is focused on matching qualified and talented candidates to our client’s requirements. Her personal interests include reading and blogging.

Adam MohammedSourcer
Adam Mohammed holds a Masters in Pharmacy with 6+ years of experience in sourcing and recruiting for Pharmaceutical/Clinical/Biotech clients. His core expertise includes scientific, CRO, Biometrics and clinical roles. He is self-motivated, proactive and organized with a proven ability to succeed in a fast-paced, high-production environment. He is capable of quickly and efficiently implementing new techniques and strategies to enhance skills and productivity, with good organization skills.

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INC 5000

Clinovo has been recognized by INC.com as a leading contract placements company in the area of biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical devices.

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