David L. Grange is the CEO of Pharm-Olam, which provides a full range of clinical support to pharma and biotech companies. Pharm-Olam is headquartered in Houston and operates globally with regional offices in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and Bracknell, United Kingdom.
Mr. Grange previously worked at Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc. (PPDI), a clinical research organization, as CEO and as a member of the Board of Directors since 2003. As CEO, he was responsible for the oversight of company, clinical and laboratory operations and personnel in over 100 countries with 10,500 employees. PPDI provided clinical and laboratory services to the majority of the top global pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as government health and research organizations.
Prior to joining PPDI, Mr. Grange served in the McCormick Foundation for nine and a half years, as president and CEO and earlier as executive vice president and chief operating officer. The Foundation, one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the United States, works to advance the ideals of a free, democratic society by investing in children, communities and country, and has granted more than $1.5 billion to organizations across the nation.
Mr. Grange served 30 years in the U.S. Army, leading from platoon through division level, having a decorated career. His final assignments before retiring were commanding peace support operations in the Balkans.
Following the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Mr. Grange was a national security consultant for CNN, CBS and WGN. He regularly speaks and writes for a variety of companies and government institutions on leadership, organizational effectiveness, disaster preparedness, citizenship, veteran’s issues and foreign relations at home and abroad.
Mr. Grange holds a bachelor’s degree from North Georgia College and a master’s in public service from Western Kentucky University. In addition, he is the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees from both Johnson & Wales University and from Aurora University.
Mr. Grange serves on the boards of the Gettysburg Foundation, KeraNetics, the Boy Scouts Council, TherimuneX and Pharm-Olam International.