INC Research, Inc., a therapeutically focused contract research organization (CRO), today announced Richard Mark as senior vice president of Human Resources. Based in Raleigh, NC, Mark will be leading the company's worldwide HR functions and upgrading its infrastructure to more efficiently manage its global workforce.
Mark brings expansive and relevant experience to INC Research to help successfully manage growth. He has championed numerous programs that transformed administratively focused HR groups into strategic business partners. At a large pharmaceutical company, Mark was a member of the original staff that developed HR infrastructure, policies and procedures. He has also created comprehensive career development curriculums, performance appraisal systems, and compensation programs. In addition, Mark has led multiple due-diligence efforts and was instrumental in the integration of a $400 million acquisition. Most recently, he managed the HR division for a privately held $2 billion international company. Mark is a graduate of University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
"Rick has a successful track record in bringing a business perspective to human resources. We are looking forward to leveraging his approach on linking individual growth and performance management to our company goals," said John Potthoff, COO of INC Research. "We have always been focused on building a substantial company where people are excited about coming to work. We welcome Rick to the team to build the infrastructure to promote and support these goals."