James M. Karis
James M. Karis has over 30 years of executive management experience in public and private companies in the healthcare, technology and medical device industries. He currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mapi Group, Inc. the largest contract research organization dedicated solely to late phase and outcomes research. Prior to joining Mapi, Karis was CEO and then Co-CEO of CollabRx. From 2000 to 2009, Karis was the President, CEO and Director of life sciences informatics company Entelos, Inc . Before joining Entelos, he held senior positions in the contract research industry, serving as Chief Operating Officer and President of Parexel International, and as Chief Operating Officer of Pharmaco International. Earlier, he was the Vice President of international operations for Baxter Healthcare Corporation and is the founder of KMR Group Inc., the leading pharmaceutical R&D analytics firm. James M. Karis holds a BS in Management and Economics from Purdue University, and a MA in Applied Economics from The American University.