Management

IntegriChain’s Executive Leadership Team

IntegriChain’s committed executives have strong collective management experience in life sciences and consumer products. We are considered technology and analytics innovators and trusted advisors to our customers.

Kevin E. Leininger

Kevin E. Leininger

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Josh Halpern

Josh Halpern

Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, Product & Strategy

Darren Weiss

Darren Weiss

Chief Financial Officer

Brad Burget

Brad Burget

Senior Vice President, Operations

Sean Downey

Sean Downey

Senior Vice President, Managed Services

Vickie Kozhushchenko

Vickie Kozhushchenko

Senior Vice President, People and Culture

Jeff Lee

Jeff Lee

Senior Vice President, Account Management and Sales

Gary Palgon

Gary Palgon

Senior Vice President, Sales, Enterprise Accounts

Sarah Starr

Sarah Starr

Vice President, Customer Services


Kevin E. Leininger

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Kevin E. Leininger

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Kevin co-founded IntegriChain in 2006 and has grown the company into a leading multi-national life sciences commercial data and analytics company that helps patients start therapy faster and stay in therapy longer. As Chief Executive Officer, Kevin is responsible for corporate management and leadership, strategic planning, organizing and coordination of the executive management team. Prior to IntegriChain, he spent 20 years building and launching software and services companies in the financial services, petroleum and pharmaceutical industries, some leading to initial public offerings (IPOs). He has authored six books on Unix, the Internet and Java and has spoken at conferences and seminars around the world. Kevin is a member of the CEO Council for Growth of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, focusing on the Cell and Gene Therapy Connected Health Initiative. He also serves as an Advisory Board Member of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania and as a Mentor with Dreamit Ventures. He is also a member of the Iowa State University Physics Advisory Council. Kevin earned a Bachelor of Science in physics from Iowa State University and a Master of Business Administration in international business and finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Josh Halpern

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Josh Halpern

Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, Product & Strategy

Josh Halpern is responsible for IntegriChain’s strategic product direction, product management, marketing, and business development. Previously, Josh was Vice President of Business Development for Internet Crimes Group, a data mining and analytics firm specializing in intellectual property and brand protection. At Internet Crimes Group, Josh successfully introduced new applications of the company’s platform in the pharmaceutical industry and in consumer markets. Josh is a leading expert in trade commerce and data and is a regular speaker at industry and government conferences and seminars. Josh is a graduate of Princeton University with a degree in History.

Darren Weiss

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Darren Weiss

Chief Financial Officer

Darren Weiss is responsible for the company’s finances, administration and strategic planning. Over the past 18 years Darren has held various finance and accounting roles, most recently as CFO of a UK plc, and has experience in Initial Public Offerings, Secondary Offerings, Rights Offerings and issuance of various debt instruments. Darren began his career in public accounting with experience in KPMG’s Healthcare and Life Sciences practice based in Philadelphia. Darren holds BS in Accounting from Syracuse University and earned his CPA in Pennsylvania.

Brad Burget

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Brad Burget

Senior Vice President, Operations

Brad Burget is responsible for IntegriChain’s customer operations, data factory operations , data pipeline operations, project management operations, and professional services. He offers more than 20 years of experience in the life sciences and technology industries, leading large delivery teams as companies scaled to the next level. Brad specializes in creating customer-focused tactical delivery of business strategies in business intelligence, analytics, supply chain management, and life sciences. Previously, he served Vice President of Professional Services for Basys, a leading software-as-a-service provider for the life sciences market. Additionally, he was responsible for innovation programs including building out industry-leading business intelligence and guided analytics cloud offerings at Element Financial/PHH. Brad also served as VP and GM of the worldwide professional services organization for Liquent, the leading software platform for new drug application publishing, as well as in leadership roles in the supply chain consulting service provider, BAAN. He earned a BS degree in Physics from Iowa State University.

Sean Downey

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Sean Downey

Senior Vice President, Managed Services

Sean Downey leads IntegriChain's global Managed Services operation. Previously, he led the Life Sciences Outsourced service practice at Cumberland Consulting Group, a leading outsourced services and consulting firm, which was acquired by IntegriChain in 2020. With more than 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical contracting and compliance, Sean focuses on helping Life Sciences manufacturers establish and enhance effective business and technical operations to manage government-driven programs including Medicaid, SPAP, Medicare, 340b VA and Tricare. Previously, he served as Managing Partner for Mindlance, as Senior Manager of Technical Services at I-many, and held senior engineering and operations positions in the chemical and paper industries. Sean earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Rutgers University.

Vickie Kozhushchenko

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Vickie Kozhushchenko

Senior Vice President, People and Culture

Vickie Kozhushchenko is responsible for IntegriChain’s global HR organization, including its team development, recruiting and retention and policy. She delivers more than 20 years of global HR experience, including senior executive roles at Clean Earth, Aramark, Turner Broadcasting System, Comcast and Coordinated Health and extensive acquisition integration experience. Most recently, Vickie was President and CEO of VLK Consulting Group, a boutique HR consulting and coaching practice. Her expertise is in engineering and re-engineering business processes, development of comprehensive talent management strategies, evaluation and implementation of human capital management systems and the analysis and improvement of organizational systems through customized training, development and coaching programs. Vickie earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and is pursuing her master’s degree in Organizational Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jeff Lee

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Jeff Lee

Senior Vice President, Account Management and Sales

Jeff Lee leads IntegriChain's national Account Management and Sales organization. Previously, he led the Life Sciences practice at Cumberland Consulting Group, a leading outsourced services and consulting firm, which was acquired by IntegriChain in 2020. With more than two decades of pharmaceutical industry experience, Jeff is a subject matter expert in commercial and government contracting, including chargebacks, rebates, Medicaid and government pricing. In 2007, he founded Mindlance Life Sciences, which merged with Cumberland in 2013. Previously, Jeff served in leadership roles at Edge Dynamics and I-many. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Rutgers University.

Gary Palgon

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Gary Palgon

Senior Vice President, Sales, Enterprise Accounts

Gary Palgon is responsible for leading IntegriChain’s sales organization. He is a subject matter expert on cloud-based solutions, security/compliance, and big data across healthcare and life sciences and other industry verticals. Prior to joining IntegriChain, Gary was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Liaison Technology. At Liaison, he was responsible for rapid sales growth in providing enterprise integration and management of patient and supply chain data as a cloud-based service and drove the company’s M&A and integration initiatives. Previously he served in multiple executive roles at nuBridges, Geac, and several start-up organizations and was responsible for new product and technology introductions in the respective marketplaces. Gary earned a BS in Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Florida.

Sarah Starr

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Sarah Starr

Vice President, Customer Services

Sarah Starr is responsible for IntegriChain’s Professional Services and Customer Operations organizations. Sarah is a seasoned technology executive with more than 20 years of experience in customer success and client services, including more than 10 years in key leadership positions. Most recently, she was Director of Client Services, Professional Services for iPipeline (a Thoma Bravo company), where she was responsible for senior customer relationships and software delivery for Fortune 500 clients and smaller enterprises. Prior to joining iPipeline, Sarah served as Head of Operations for Pepperjam (formerly eBay), where she led seven M&A and exit transactions in a single year. Previously, she was a member of the eBay leadership team, serving in a number of executive positions including Global Separation Lead for eCommerce Divestiture – Marketing and Vice President of Client Delivery Operations. She also served as Vice President of Client Services for TrueAction, a GSI Commerce Company, prior to its acquisition by eBay. Sarah earned a BA from Ursinus College.

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