James C. Walker - CEO & Chairman
James C. Walker has been working in the pharmaceutical industry for 20 years. He is the founder of Octagon Research Solutions, Inc. Prior to founding Octagon, he worked as the Senior Manager of Worldwide Regulatory Affairs for the Schering-Plough Corporation ("Schering"). While at Schering, he was responsible for clinical and pre-clinical in the antihistamine, central nervous system, and critical care therapeutic areas.
Prior to joining Schering, Mr. Walker worked across multiple therapeutic areas in the Regulatory Affairs/Clinical and Clinical Quality Assurance department at the R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute (PRI). Mr. Walker has extensive experience in and knowledge of all phases of clinical research and both FDA and European regulations. He is skilled at process improvement and providing insight across multiple disciplines within drug development.
Mr. Walker holds a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Villanova University, a Masters in Environmental Sciences from Rutgers University, and an M.B.A. from Duke University.