Small Business Winners - 2012

  Small Business Person of the Year Winner!

  Clinical Research Management, Inc.
 1265 Ridge Road
 Hinckley, Ohio 44233


Victoria Tifft
President & CEO

Victoria Tifft learned about the devastating living conditions endured by people living in Third World nations when she contracted malaria while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in the West African nation of Togo. After her recovery, she returned home to the U.S. determined to spend her life working to provide medical solutions for the global community. In 1992 Victoria established ClinicalRM, a Contract Research Organization (CRO) that supports development of FDA-regulated vaccines, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices for government and commercial customers.

ClinicalRM helped create – and today manages – the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research’s Clinical Trials Center. The Center develops vaccines for infectious diseases such as malaria, and E. coli. ClinicalRM has achieved amazing growth. Employing three people in 1994, the company maintains domestic and international operations today with a staff of 331. Annual revenues have increased from $17 million in 2007 to $40 million in 2010.

SBA’s resource partners, which include the Kent Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and the Ohio Small Business Development Center have supported ClinicalRM’s growth. Victoria and her team serve on, or volunteer in numerous state, county and community groups. ClinicalRM donates to numerous non-profits, including the United Way, Salvation Army and the Ronald McDonald House.

 

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