Management Team

Roger Smith

Senior Vice President and General Manager

Roger has spent over 15 years with Acurian, and currently serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager, responsible for the company’s strategic direction and financial growth as Acurian’s chief executive.  Roger has more than 20 years of senior management experience in operations, marketing, product development and technology.  During his tenure, Acurian has transformed from small, niche player in the patient recruitment space to the acknowledged leader in accelerated, accountable enrollment solutions to Biopharma, offering customers unprecedented enrollment certainty for their most important portfolio assets.


Prior to joining Acurian in 2001, Smith held the positions of senior vice president, chief information officer for, vice president, internet strategy and development at (PETCO), and vice president, programming at Sony Online Ventures, Inc.

Scott H. Connor

Vice President, Marketing

Scott has more than 20 years of marketing experience in the life sciences and technology sectors. At Acurian, Connor is responsible for development and execution of all strategic marketing initiatives.

Prior to Acurian, Scott was director of marketing at Liquent (now a Parexel subsidiary), the leading provider of regulatory submission software and services for the biopharmaceutical industry. Before Liquent, Scott held a variety of marketing and web-based technology positions with SCT (now Ellucian), a developer of administrative software and outsourcing services to the higher education, local government, public utility, and process manufacturing industries.

Scott graduated summa cum laude from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with a B.S. in Advertising and English.