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Nicole J. Fernandez

Nicole Pingleton

Title: Director of Business Development
Company: Peri
Location: Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Nicole J. Pingleton, the director of business development at Peri, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in corporate management.

Building on more than two decades of experience in her field, Ms. Fernandez previously earned recognition as a clinical operations manager for Labcorp Drug Development, a contract research organization that provides services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Assuming this role in 2016, she was primarily responsible for line management and resourcing, as well as providing departmental oversight and other administrative functions. Since 2022, Ms. Fernandez has excelled as the director of business development for Peri.

Ms. Fernandez formerly worked in a similar capacity for Chiltern International Ltd from 2016 until 2018. Additional positions to her credit include over a decade as a senior country start-up specialist on behalf of PRA International, six years as an in-house clinical research associate, and four years in a leadership role at a start-up. Prior to her transition to management, Ms. Fernandez maintained involvement as a risk management data specialist for the University of Kansas Hospital between 2004 and 2005, and an underwriter for CNA Financial from 2001 to 2004.

Ms. Fernandez is most proud to have served as a line manager for her company, which had long stood as one of her goals and to have led several process improvement initiatives within her department. In accounting for her success, Ms. Fernandez credits her ability to solve problems, as well as the support of her colleagues, many of whom have gone on to prosper in their own careers.

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