Simulations Plus, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLP), a leading provider of modeling and simulation solutions for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, and consumer goods industries, today announced that it has named Sharlene Evans, a proven executive with over 25 years of experience in operations, human resources, and personnel development, to the Company’s Board of Directors. Ms. Evans will replace David L. Ralph, Ph.D. on the Simulations Plus Board of Directors. Dr. Ralph is retiring from the Board after nine years of service. Ms. Evans will serve on the Audit and Compensation committees and will stand for shareholder election at the Company’s Annual General Meeting in February 2022.
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Ms. Evans has a proven track record in executing large-scale improvement projects across complex, multi-site organizations for Fortune 500 clients. She is an experienced practice leader driving business development, people management and development, and methodology and collateral stewardship. Ms. Evans most recently served as the Chief People Officer at Myrtle Consulting Group, a change management and sustainability consulting firm that is now part of Accenture. At Myrtle, she was responsible for the internal people processes to support Myrtle employees, and she also led the team responsible for the development and delivery of the people and organization capabilities and service offerings that are provided to Myrtle clients. Immediately prior to joining Myrtle, she was the Vice President of People and Organization at SSA & Company. Prior consulting experience also includes Hitachi Consulting, Celerant Consulting, and Ernst & Young Consulting. Sharlene earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University and a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.
Walter S. Woltosz, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, commented: “Sharlene is highly regarded for her interpersonal skills and analytical ability, and she has a track record of solving problems with a collaborative approach. As Simulations Plus continues to grow, both organically and through acquisition, attracting, developing, and maintaining top talent will become an increasing priority. That is Sharlene’s expertise. Today, Simulations Plus operates globally with multiple sites on two continents. We support clients around the world and are constantly seeking exceptional people with scientific and technology backgrounds. I am confident that Sharlene will bring her years of expertise to our organization, helping us continue to maintain the best team in the industry for years to come.”
Ms. Evans added: “Simulations Plus is an innovator in the use of modeling and simulation software to accelerate and streamline drug development, as well as highly specialized consulting services to support research and regulatory submissions. To maintain the long record of consistent growth, the Company will need to continue to identify, recruit, and retain talent with unique technical and scientific skillsets. Simulations Plus is a great company, with strong leadership serving world-class customers and providing tangible value. I look forward to helping enhance an already strong team to support continued organic and acquisitive growth.”