William E. Klitgaard
William E. Klitgaard is an independent director who joined our Board in March 2017, and is the Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Klitgaard currently serves on the Board of Directors at Liaison Technologies, a private company that provides cloud data brokerage services. He also is a professional consultant in the IT industry. Mr. Klitgaard served as President of Enlighten Health, a division of LabCorp that focuses on innovation and creation of new information-based services utilizing core assets of LabCorp and Covance. Previously, he spent 19 years at Covance, one of the world’s largest contract research organizations, where he served for three years as Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer and nearly twelve years as Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to his time at Covance, Mr. Klitgaard held finance leadership positions at Kenetech Corporation and Consolidated Freightways, Inc. Mr. Klitgaard completed his undergraduate studies in economics at the University of California at Berkeley, followed by his master’s degree at the Sloan Management School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
We believe Mr. Klitgaard’s experience in the CRO industry, including his experience in finance and information technology brings to our Board skills that are critical to our business and an understanding of the industry as we continue to expand globally. For these reasons, we believe Mr. Klitgaard is well qualified to serve on the Board and its committees.