Hear From an Employee

Ransom Sigmon, Associate Manager, Commercial Development, Wilmington, North Carolina

Why PPD? For me it is change, growth, health and helping. PPD provided a change in careers from my former path in banking. Since starting at PPD, I have already grown to a senior role within one year of employment and continue to grow through education courses offered. PPD has a fully operational gym and many incentives to invest in your health. PPD backs every effort in being or becoming healthy. Most importantly, working with PPD provides me the opportunity to help others while making a career for myself. Every role within the company helps make the fight against many incurable diseases possible. PPD -- it's where I want to be.

Nicole Stansbury, Executive Director, Clinical Management, Austin, Texas

I love working for PPD because the daily challenges inspire my creativity. I enjoy developing solutions to those challenges and collaborating with bright people from all over the world to improve process and drive efficiencies. I started at PPD as a clinical research associate (CRA) in 1997, and have worked as a project manager, director in clinical management and now work closely with all clinical development in my new role focused on global clinical performance. I will celebrate my 15th year anniversary this year. In the beginning, the challenges I faced were how to bring a site into compliance with the protocol, how to engage a principal investigator in the study and how to accomplish the timelines for client deliverables. Later, the challenges were how to get the job done within the budget, how to solve protocol implementation problems and how to maintain high quality across my sites and CRAs. I never imagined that one day I'd be developing and implementing clinical quality and performance strategies across clinical development globally. PPD provides me the flexibility to do my job well and spend quality time with my family, and still keeps me engaged and challenged, always looking forward to what tomorrow will bring.