Leadership

Frank Defesche
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Frank Defesche

Senior Vice President and General Manager

As senior vice president and general manager, Frank is responsible for the strategic direction, growth, and customer success of Veeva's solutions outside of life sciences.

Since 1999, Frank has provided strategic guidance and services to customers for cloud-based enterprise applications and platforms. An early cloud pioneer, he has managed hundreds of cloud implementations and brings a wealth of knowledge on how to evaluate, deliver, and support cloud technology.

Frank joined Veeva in 2008 to build its professional services function. Prior, he spent eight years at salesforce.com where he began as one of the company's first consultants and went on to hold various product management and sales positions. Before joining salesforce.com, Frank worked at Dell and Trilogy Software.

Frank graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics.

Bruce Beilfuss
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Bruce Beilfuss

Director, Vault Strategy

As director of strategy for Vault Enterprise Content Management, Bruce is responsible for leading the ECM go-to-market strategy outside of the life sciences industry, providing market insights on new and evolving capabilities, and ultimately ensuring customer success.

Bruce has a passion for sharing new ideas and innovation and turning them into tangible value. Prior to joining Veeva, Bruce developed and managed partnerships between SC Johnson's IT and global sales, marketing, and new product development leadership teams for the purpose of strategy and roadmap development, process and technology implementation, and service management. Prior to S.C. Johnson, Bruce served as the North America Sales Effective Domain Lead for Accenture's Consumer Packaged Goods Practice where he was accountable for developing and delivering global client initiatives, leading domain offerings and partnerships, and was a frequent speaker at Accenture's Consumer Innovation Center.

Peter Thorson
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Peter Thorson

Vice President, Product Management, Vault Platform

As vice president of Vault platform product management, Peter is responsible for developing new and expanding upon existing capabilities of the Vault platform.

Peter brings over 15 years of experience in product management designing enterprise software applications. Prior to Veeva, Peter spent several years managing Siebel's Tools and Configuration features, led Oracle's Fusion CRM product management team, and helped start the SaaS BI firm Birst in 2004.

Ed Van Siclen
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Ed Van Siclen

Vice President, Business Development, Vault

Leveraging 25 years of executive and business development experience, Ed serves as vice president for Vault QualityOne business development. In this role, Ed is responsible for framing and executing Veeva’s strategy to expand its market footprint outside of the life sciences industry.

Ed brings significant experience helping businesses gain traction and drive growth within new markets by focusing on customer success. Prior to joining Veeva, Ed led sales, marketing, and business development functions at ClearCare, a vertical SaaS company servicing the home care market. At ClearCare, Ed managed the end-to-end business development processes from demand generation to contract close. Ed has also held sales leadership roles at several technology companies, including Legato Systems, Tivoli Systems, BEA, Adobe, and Salesforce.

Greg Harbin
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Greg Harbin

Director of Sales, Vault

As director of sales for Veeva Vault, Greg is responsible for managing global sales efforts and building strategic relationships with leading companies across multiple verticals.  

Greg is an experienced executive who has spent over 15 years in enterprise software sales, most of which focused on mobile, multi-tenant cloud based technologies. Before assuming his current role, Greg spent four years managing some of Veeva’s most strategic global client relationships. 

Prior to Veeva, Greg spent over a decade managing strategic accounts at Salesforce and Skura Corporation. Greg has a unique ability to build successful long-term client relationships.

Patrick Goldate
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Patrick Goldate

Senior Director, Vault Platform Services

As senior director of Vault Platform Services, Patrick is responsible for the services delivery, growth, and customer success of Vault Platform.

Since 2000, Patrick has provided strategic guidance and implementation services to customers for cloud-based enterprise applications and platforms.

Patrick joined Veeva in 2010 as part of Veeva’s professional services organization. Prior, Patrick worked with Fujitsu Consulting, where he managed and lead implementations to support customers’ needs in CRM, multichannel marketing, financial management, data warehouse design, and enterprise reporting. Before working at Fujitsu Consulting, Patrick worked at CIT and PDI, Inc.