John Reites

1st January, 1970

John Reites

Executive intrapreneur turned digital health entrepreneur, my career includes 18+ years leading global drug development, clinical research and decentralized trials for life science organizations.

As CEO of THREAD, I lead our efforts to change the way clinical research is conducted focused on decentralized approaches, enabling the use of our one platform for conducting modern research studies and leading partnerships with our customers. After launching and growing THREAD, we were acquired in 2019 by JLL Partners and Water Street with strategic investment for continued growth and focus on accelerating drug development for our customers.

Named one of the Top 100 Influencers in Digital Health, I also provide expertise and execution experience in digital health, clinical trials and decentralized, remote, virtual, community-based clinical research.

I enjoy being a keynote speaker at global industry events, guest lecturer at Duke University on digital health/innovation/entrepreneurship and a published author featured in various conferences, journals, articles and media outlets.


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