Starting a snow-shoveling business in elementary school and painting rocks to sell to her grade 2 classmates, Shantal Feltham, Founder and CEO of Stiris Research, can’t remember a time when she wasn’t entrepreneurial.
Always drawn to the clinical industry with a mission to make a difference in someone’s life, Shantal gained early-career experience working at a psychiatric hospital, a clinical research organization, and within the pharma/bio tech world. Although renouncing her comfortable employee benefits as her family grew was not on her radar, her stint at a contract research organization would unknowingly be her last time working for someone else.
It was here that Shantal could no longer ignore her entrepreneurial ideas, offering frequent advice to her superior about how to increase efficiency in their services or provide better support for their biotech customers. The advice was not enthusiastically received, creating an opportunity for Shantal to embrace her unique suggestions and create a better business of her own.
In 2004, Stiris was born! An entrepreneurial Clinical Trial Management Company, Stiris provides comprehensive study management solutions for clinical research. With a cause to help get life changing medications to patients, Stiris looks at how to best serve the biotech and pharmaceutical community to best take care of them, their sites, and their patients while being more efficient and moving trials forward more quickly.