Boston, USA; Tokyo, Japan; Lyon, France, January 22, 2020. Agatha, a provider of business applications for life sciences companies, announced today that Ken Lownie has joined the company as its head of North American Operations. Lownie is an enterprise software executive with previous experience navigating companies through periods of rapid growth. He will be responsible for sales, customer success, and operations in North America.
Agatha is experiencing strong growth in Japan, the EU, and the US. It recently received an investment of an additional $4 million; among the investors is Salesforce Ventures. The funds will be used to drive customer success worldwide, including the US and Canada.
According to Guillaume Gerard, Agatha’s COO, the US market is a key focus area for the company.
“We have a solid base of customers in the US. We have proven that our position in the market as a provider of ready-to-use, cloud-based applications is very attractive to life sciences companies, and we expect that North America will rapidly become our biggest market”.
Lownie’s mission is to leverage Agatha’s ability to provide cloud-based, ready-to-use applications to grow the US business.
“Agatha is clearly poised for a period of rapid growth. When it comes to tasks like managing clinical trial TMF documents, SOPs and quality documents, customers are looking for ready-to-use applications, not platforms. They are done with complex, expensive systems that require a lot of time, money and effort to configure and customize,” said Ken Lownie.