Leadership




The Leadership Team You Need

Databean’s management team started in academia then moved to industry before coming together in 2007 to found Databean. We were inspired to create a new CRO because we saw the need for comprehensive and affordable clinical trial solutions with a personalized approach.

Meet our Executive Management Team

Specialists in Clinical, Regulatory, Biostatistics, and Technology Advancements


Nuala Ronan
Founder, Managing Partner

Nuala is our founder and managing partner at Databean. Originally from Europe, she studied nursing in England and later went on to study pre-med at Columbia University in New York. After more than 30 years in the healthcare arena, 20 of which were in academic medicine and industry-sponsored research, Nuala co-founded Databean to advance medical technology approvals for small companies entering the clinical trial arena. Additionally, she helped develop TrialPoint™, a comprehensive research management system to provide transparent and efficient data solutions to virtual clients and personnel.

Nuala has extensive knowledge and training around key clinical, regulatory, and data management requirements essential for the successful execution of global clinical trials. With her ‘infectious enthusiasm’ for innovation, Nuala quickly assesses the value of new MedTech products and works hard to bring them to reality. When not working, Nuala is a strong advocate of women’s rights and lifelong supporter of women and entrepreneurs in STEM fields. Her favorite charity is Kiva because she believes everyone deserves the opportunity to realize and pursue their dreams.



Michael Parides, Ph.D.
Lead Biostatistician

Michael Parides is our lead Biostatistician. He oversees trial design and data management at Databean. Michael is also the Director of Biostatistics and Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY. Michael earned his Ph.D in Biostatistics and M.S. in Public Health Biostatistics from Columbia University. He has 25+ years of experience in the design of complex clinical studies and employs a pragmatic approach to trial design for novel technologies, believing strongly in Bayesian techniques. He has been the principal statistician on numerous landmark trials in stroke and cardiovascular disease. Michael has excellent relationships with the NIH and the FDA, serving as a DSMB committee chair and panel advisor. Despite his strong pocket protector status, Michael has a self-proclaimed fantastic sense of humor and a passion for new technologies.


Peter Terrizzi, MS
Partner, CTO

Peter Terrizzi is a database architecture expert and web-based application software developer. Peter received his M.S. in Computer Science at University of New Haven where he ignited his passion for creating robust solutions for complex technical problems. Peter possesses elite domain knowledge in e-Commerce, Financial Accounting, Insurance, Inventory Management, and Healthcare, where he led the life-cycle development and maintenance of multiple mission-critical software applications, including TrialPoint™. His software project management skills have famously allowed projects to be completed ahead of schedule and under budget. As Chief Technology Officer he runs our tech and security teams, ensuring TrialPoint solutions continual compliance with global standards. He continues to advance TrialPoint’s innovative software and increase its competitive advantage by designing new modular applications based on business objectives and Sponsor needs. On a personal note, Peter has no other life as we don’t let him out of the basement.



Deborah Arthur, MA
Regulatory Strategist

Deborah is Databean’s key regulatory strategist. A previous clinical trials manager herself, Deborah is instrumental in providing global management of regulatory and quality requirements within clinical trials. Having served as Vice President of Regulatory and Quality for several medical device companies, including Cochlear Americas, MetaCure and Symphonix Devices, Deborah is an expert at crafting regulatory pathways for novel devices. Her no-nonsense approach is much appreciated by our clients and the regulatory authorities around the world. When not keeping us grounded at Databean, Deborah loves gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.