Diana Caldwell, MBA – President & CEO and Co-Founder
Diana Caldwell serves as President and CEO of Pearl IRB. She is an accomplished and recognized life science business leader with over 20 years of experience in both large pharmaceutical and small entrepreneurial environments. Throughout her career, she has successfully driven organizational growth, developed and implemented strategic business plans, and directed successful teams.
In 2009, Diana founded Pensar Ideas which is a business strategy, sales and marketing consulting firm that serves life science companies. She consults with several contract service providers, sponsor companies, healthcare software providers, and high tech companies. Previously, she was Director of Sales and Marketing at Safis Solutions, a regulatory and compliance company. Prior to joining Safis, she worked for Eli Lilly and Company for over 15 years in a variety of general management and sales and marketing leadership roles.
At Pearl IRB, Diana oversees all business operations, business development, and accounting.
Diana also lends her talents to several community organizations and not-for-profits. She has held the role of Director of Corporate Partners on the Board of Directors for the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA), and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Senator Lugar’s Fund for Hoosier Excellence, La Plaza’s Development Committee, the Marketing Advisory Board for Anderson University, and the Butler University College of Business Marketing Board. She also serves on the Indiana Health Industry Forum’s Clinical Trial Committee. She has lent her talents as a guest speaker for several healthcare and pharmaceutical conferences. Diana earned an MBA in Marketing and Human Resources from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and a B.A. in Psychology from Indiana University.