Ganesh Gopal


Ganesh is an entrepreneur and a seasoned professional in the pharmaceutical/CRO service industry with 15+ years of experience in clinical data management and biostatistics.

Ganesh founded Ephicacy corporation based out of New Jersey in 2005 over a period of the last 9 years has nurtured Ephicacy corporation into a global enterprise having offices in US, Europe and India.

Prior to setting up Ephicacy, Ganesh has been a consultant for major pharmaceutical companies such as Parke-Davis, G.D. Searle, Human Genome Sciences, Biogen, Sanofi-Aventis and Amgen.

Ganesh holds a Engineering degree in Computer Science from India & a Masters in Computer Science, Detroit, USA.

Hari Iyer

Hari Iyer

Managing Director - India

Hari is a growth driver and an innovative Marketing and HR leader with over thirty-five years of experience in various industries. He has designed and grown organizations from scratch, created sustainable organizations through establishment of systems and processes and has built leaders responsible for sustained growth of organizations.

Hari has worked across industries in various companies which includes BHEL, Gujarat Gas Company and Sasken Technologies, in the areas of Strategic planning, Marketing, Quality, HR, IT and Administration.

Hari is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from M. S. University, Baroda. He is alumnus of IIM, Bengaluru and a fellow of XLRI, Jamshedpur.

Muthu Jagannathan

Head of Data Management

Muthu is an experienced Clinical Technology professional with over thirty years of systems experience in many industries and all the recent twenty plus years in leading biopharma companies. He has worked in many clinical applications covering study creation, study conduct and data integration projects. Having worked with sponsors, CROs and technology product/service providers, Muthu has developed a unique profile in delivering specialized clinical data management solution to the clients.
Before joining Ephicacy, Muthu worked for major biopharma companies and some of his past employment/consulting services are at Johnson & Johnson, GSK, Merck, Astra Zeneca, Sanofi-Synthelabo, Comprehend, Parexel, Dupont Pharmaceuticals, University of Pennsylvania, Centocor, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Medical Information Interchange Exchange (MIIX), General Services Agencies (US Federal Government).
Muthu graduated with a Bachelors degree in Computer Technology from India. He is continuously pursuing various management and technology education throughout the career.

Venkat Rajagopal

Practice Head, Commercial Analytics

Venkat currently holds the position of Practice Head, Commercial Analytics at Ephicacy. Venkat is a highly experienced professional with 18 years of diverse experience in the pharma & biotech industry ranging from being a scientist to marketer and business development. He has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from Chicago Booth. Prior to joining Ephicacy, he was the Director of Business Development at ZoomRx, an innovative healthcare market research Company. He was responsible for initiating and building strong relationships with clients with the goal of expanding ZoomRx’s footprint with healthcare and biotech Companies globally. Venkat has also held senior manager level positions at Abbott Laboratories and deCode Chemistry & Biostructures.

Syamala Schoemperlen

Syamala Schoemperlen

Global Head of Statistical Programming

Syamala is a highly-skilled professional with 28 years of experience in the Pharma and Biotech industry ranging from being a statistician, statistical programmer to global head of programming. A very effective, results-oriented statistical programming leader with a unique mix of technical, business, and leadership expertise. A successful and committed leader, directing the Statistical Programming organizations in establishing goals, employee recruitment, retention, and development through training, coaching, and mentoring. Reputation for handling escalation, building strong, profitable relationships, creating best in industry programming groups globally, and providing strategic and operational direction.

Prior to joining Ephicacy, Syamala has been a programming leader for major pharmaceutical companies and CROs such as Novartis, Alcon, ICON, and Covance.

Syamala holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Economics and a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Statistics.