Carolyn Stroud

Carolyn-Stroud-President-CEOA clinical research veteran with biopharma and CRO experience, Carolyn Stroud is a proven leader in clinical team development, operations management, and corporate leadership. Over her 28-years in the clinical research industry, Carolyn has honed the expertise necessary for training and deploying top-notch clinical teams. 

Aptly named, VIGOR showcases the robust mission and approach Carolyn Stroud has undertaken. As VIGOR’s founder, she has created a business brand with vigorous strategies for organizational growth. Carolyn’s interpersonal skills have also forged long-term business partnerships and an impressive network of clinical research sites in the United States.

The care Carolyn pours into her trainees is notable and has had a measurable impact on the trajectory of their careers and lives, many of whom are now seasoned research professionals. These beneficiaries of her tutelage have contributed to the industry’s remit for successful clinical development— most of whom have dedicated, lengthy tenures inside pharma and CROs. These stellar outcomes are why Ms. Stroud continues to enjoy healthy relationships and goodwill with major pharmaceutical companies.

Ms. Stroud is also an active community advocate. One of her favorite activities outside of work is volunteering with the Habitat for Humanity home building program. In addition, she founded S.O.U.P, a ministry to help encourage healthier food choices, especially among low resources and high-risk communities.  She has also served in the past as a board member for two non-profits, was council member and mentor for the Financial Freedom Ministry, was coach to YMCA- Youth Achievers, and mentor to women in transition.

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