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Our Team

Our Leadership


Michael Smyth, Division President

Michael Smyth has 30+ years of experience working in the pharmaceutical clinical development industry across sponsors and CROs. Michael as his passion consults with our pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and CRO clients to determine how to most efficiently use our Trial Interactive platform to streamline clinical development processes for all stakeholders. Smyth is an active member of the Drug Information Association and frequent blogger on all things focused on improving the entire clinical trial landscape to bring products to market faster.

Jay Smith

Jay Smith, Head of Product

Jay is responsible for managing the creation and design of product features and new capabilities for Trial Interactive. He brings over 25 years of product management, consulting, and engineering experience across verticals such as life sciences, enterprise software, healthcare, government, entertainment and manufacturing. Prior to TransPerfect, Jay directed teams on moving several enterprise product platforms to the cloud at Medidata and Sparta Systems. He has supervised the management of a clinical portal, eTMF, CTMS, RTSM, EDC, Coding and Grants solutions. Jay has also created and managed products for eCTD submission publishing and review, enterprise quality management, document management, computer validation, as well as mobile apps for physicians, sales reps, and music and sports fans.

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Lisa Gordon, Director of Professional Services

Lisa joined the pharmaceutical industry in 2001 and moved to clinical in 2006. Lisa supported many clinical trials in a variety of therapeutic areas while working at CROs. In 2009, Lisa moved to the vendor side of clinical research and has supported multiple global pharmaceutical companies implementing eTMF and supported ongoing services. Lisa now leads the professional services team with a heavy focus on document services and supporting clients with her experiences, such as inspection readiness, TMF QC, document destruction, and archiving, to name a few.  Lisa is based out of our London office.


Gillian Gittens, Director of eClinical Strategy and Solutions

Gill Gittens has 25+ years of TMF-focused experience. Currently, she is the Director of eClinical Strategy and Solutions for TransPerfect Life Sciences. She has a wealth of valuable expertise in strategic account management, operations, eTMF implementation, and the ongoing customer success of global eTMF solutions. She is a current member of the CDISC TMF Reference Model Steering Committee and was the co-chair of the Quality Team for the DIA Framework for Paper Destruction Initiative. She has a love for writing and has authored several TMF-related blogs, whitepapers, and journal articles.  


Laurel-Ann Schrader, Director, Client Solutions

Laurel's expertise includes TMF inspection readiness, preparation, and support; best practices for clinical document processes, procedures, and clinical operations; eTMF implementation and management; and the real-world application of the TMF Reference Model. She previously worked in clinical operations at Ardea Biosciences, BioPharm Systems, and Amylin Pharmaceuticals. Laurel is an active participant and contributor to the TMF Reference Model working groups and is a thought leader in the TMF industry.  


Hope Weisser, Senior Product Manager

Hope formally joined TransPerfect in 2021 after nearly two years of working as a contractor with TransPerfect's Trial Interactive (TI) team developing our Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS). Hope brings 16 years of life science experience, including a vast knowledge of CTMS-related information and systems utilized across the industry in pharmaceutical and clinical research organizations. Trial Interactive officially launched its CTMS at the end of 2021 under Hope’s direction as the Product Owner.  Since the launch, TI’s CTMS solution has continued to incorporate over 50% of customer-requested improvements within each release.


April Mattison-Wolfe, Senior Solutions Architect

April Mattison-Wolfe came to TransPerfect’s Trial Interactive (TI) Technical Services group with 24 years of Clinical Operations experience, including more than 7 years as a Clinical Operations Trainer and Clinical Business Systems Analyst.  With experience at both Sponsor companies and CROs, April applies her extensive knowledge of clinical systems requirements and pharmaceutical business practices to help TI clients pinpoint their CTMS needs and configure a solution that is right for them.