Our Team

Mary Schaheen

Executive Chairman
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Mary Schaheen is an accomplished business executive with deep experience in integration and product commercialization spanning 25 years in business, 15 as a senior executive. Mary has served as the Chairman of Prevail InfoWorks Inc. since 2007. Since joining Prevail InfoWorks, she has grown the company into a global life sciences company and led the creation of affiliate company Prevail Partners. Under Mary’s direction, Prevail Partners has begun strategic investing with clients to further their product commercialization goals. Recognized for her expertise in the life sciences industry, Mary has cultivated, with Prevail, over 3000 C-level and senior contacts among life science companies. She lectures extensively, most recently as keynote speaker highlighting exit opportunities, at a private meeting for CEOs of a group of portfolio companies.

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Jack Houriet

Chief Executive Officer
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Jack has held business and technology leadership roles for over thirty years, fifteen of which have been dedicated to the e-clinical industry. With a strong focus on product development, Jack and his teams have delivered numerous platforms for analytics, integrations, data acquisition, safety, clinical materials logistics and clinical trial management. Previously Jack has built and managed tech enabled clinical contract research organization, gaining years of hands-on experience in managing global clinical trials. Jack holds 10 US Patents with several pending.

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Patrick J. Keenan

Chief Strategist
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Patrick Keenan is Chief Strategist of Prevail InfoWorks, as well as Director of Prevail Partners LLC.  Prior to joining Prevail in 2010, Patrick was in private law practice for over 20 years. One of his areas of practice was in intellectual property law.  While in private practice, Patrick was listed multiple times among Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.  He completed his B.A. with honors from Stockton University and received his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law.  Patrick is also a graduate of the Temple University Academy of Trial Advocacy.  He is a board member of the non-profit Peace of Mind Project and Shimojani Inc.

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Srinivasan Sudarsanan

Director, Technology Solutions
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As Director of Technology Solutions, Srini is responsible for managing and enhancing the Single Interface software-as a service platform and the company’s technology infrastructure. He has 12 years of experience in Information technology and specializing in web-based software development, process improvement and project management. Since joining Prevail Infoworks in 2009, he has incorporated various improvement in software development and release process to ensure robust software releases. He is also responsible for building future software and platform applications. Srini holds a Master degree in computer science from University of Madras, Chennai and also Microsoft certified programmer.

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Mats Olsen

SVP, Business Operations
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Mats Olsen has over 9 years of clinical development experience and has extensive knowledge in procurement, budgeting and vendor management across all phases and multiple therapeutic areas. Since joining Prevail in 2007, he has successfully led teams in vendor selection, trial planning, budget negotiation, recruitment and in developing Prevail’s marketing efforts. He has also been involved in Prevail’s business development, investment due diligence, software development and is ever interested in researching and learning new skills. Mats previously worked at Fort Dodge Brazil (now part of Pfizer) and received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Chris Herman

Director, Operations
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Chris Herman is an experienced business professional with over 12 years of clinical research experience. Chris has served as the Director of Clinical Operations since 2014 and has over a decade of project management experience. Chris has worked in a wide variety of therapeutic areas and phases of research. Chris and his operations team pride themselves in being their client’s go-to people and facilitating cross-functional groups to deliver high quality service. Chris received a BA in Biology from Macalester College and an MS from the University of Minnesota.

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Joseph Pokorny

Director, Information & Data Management
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Joseph Pokorny has more than 25 years clinical data management experience, in both large pharma and CRO settings, and has managed all aspects of the data management process for over 15 years. He is an experienced leader of teams employing industry-standard and proprietary clinical data management systems supporting a global EDC user base, and has led global training programs for study teams on the use of multiple EDC systems. He has developed and led global training programs for data managers preparing for Certified Clinical Data Manager certification from the Society of Clinical Data Management. Mr. Pokorny has a broad background in global Phase I to Phase IV clinical trial data processing and reporting, having overseen preparation of submission ready data for multiple studies in diverse therapeutic areas.

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Kimberly Magalong, MS

Director, QA and Regulatory Compliance
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Kimberly Magalong is an experienced clinical research professional with an extensive knowledge in project management, quality assurance and regulatory compliance extending over 10 years in the industry. Kimberly has worked at Prevail InfoWorks Inc. since 2012. Since joining Prevail InfoWorks, she has cultivated a robust Quality Management System and directed the enhancement of internal processes to evolve with advancing technologies. Kimberly is a 2002 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University’s Liberal Arts College and Eberly College of Science with duel bachelor’s degrees in both Psychology and Biology along with a minor in Neuroscience. After devoting 6 years to clinical research oncology she achieved her master’s degree in Clinical Research and Organizational Management from Drexel University’s College of Medicine in 2008.

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