Interview with Qualio CEO Robert Fenton

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Qualio CEO Robert Fenton

Robert Fenton was born in Ireland, where he studied pharmacy but then quickly figured out the pharmacist life was not for him. In a stint at big pharma he did come to realize the importance of quality and how it’s not so easy to live up to what you’ve promised, even as a large company with ample resources.

When Robert founded Qualio a decade ago, he already had a remote work approach –which he now prefers to describe as “local everywhere.” Obviously the world has come to his side over the past couple years. 

The company’s quality management system (or eQMS) offering is based on the 12 pillars of quality. It’s built for pharma, med device, software as a med device and even cannabis companies.

Unlike some of the legacy players, Qualio is used throughout the full life sciences ecosystem including by labs, CROs and packaging companies. And although many of the customers listed on Qualio’s website are on the smaller side, Robert boasts that many of the highest profile IPOs are clients and that some of the big boys who are household names use Qualio, too.

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By healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of Health Business Group.

January 6, 2022

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