Joseph Sgherza

Chief Executive Officer

Kimmie Weeks - Senior Director African Operations
Kimmie Weeks
Kimmie Weeks

Development & Implementation

Joseph Sgherza has more than 30 years of clinical research experience across multiple therapeutic areas with pharmaceutical, government, academic, and clinical research organizations and is an operational Global Infectious Disease expert in Phase I-IV development and implementation.

His vision for global health is built on three tenets: developing techniques and tools to increase awareness in countries predisposed to infectious disease; decreasing the delays in assessing needs during epidemic and pandemic outbreaks; and rapidly delivering on-the-ground aid and research to combat disease.

Prior to launching Integrum Scientific, Mr. Sgherza served as President of Clinical Research Management Inc. (ClinicalRM), where he was instrumental in significantly growing their book of business and completing a successful acquisition by ICON holdings. He was also the driving force behind the company’s response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Mr. Sgherza led the ClinicalRM Global Operations team in successfully establishing the in-country infrastructure, training, and logistics necessary to conduct multiple clinical trials — with full CRO services — in the Ebola hot zones.

Through the course of his career, Mr. Sgherza has overseen 175 database locks for landmark trials of pivotal drugs, devices, and vaccines. His global network results from living, training, and forming clinical research centers in such areas as India, Latin America, and Ukraine. Many of his former students are industry and academic leaders who continuing using and teaching others “best practices” in GCP/ICH. In addition to Integrum Scientific, he serves in an advisory capacity to numerous commercial international pharmaceutical companies, NGOs, and government agencies.


Enterprising Solutions

“Joe is truly a leader in this area, he has developed and managed numerous global clinical programs in infectious diseases in all phases, from launch to patent expiration, and led clinical development teams to eight successful NDAs in infectious disease, hepatology, and oncology.”
    – Theorem President & CEO John Potthoff

“Mr. Sgherza was the keystone to the response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Under his leadership, the Global Operations team successfully set up the necessary in-country infrastructure, training, and logistics to operate with full CRO services to conduct multiple clinical trials in the Ebola hot zone.”
    – BioOhio Article


Joe is an avid outdoorsman and proud to be able to live a happy, healthy life ‘off the grid’ (off the land). He is also a US Coast Guard Charter Boat Captain.