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The Bowdoin Group Places Chief Technology Officer at Audax Group-Backed Corrona

Posted by Lauren Kendall on January 18, 2021
Corrona CTO TombstoneJanuary 18, 2021 — The Bowdoin Group, an award winning executive search firm with deep expertise in leadership search and strategic company build-outs for growth-stage organizations, is pleased to announce the placement of John Puopolo as the new Chief Technology Officer at Corrona, a provider of real-world evidence through syndicated registry data and analytics services for the Life Sciences ecosystem. In this new role, Puopolo will be responsible for building and streamlining the company’s technology, infrastructure and systems as part of their global leadership team.

Puopolo brings over thirty years of experience designing and managing infrastructure, technology, and systems across the software and cloud computing sectors. Most recently, Puopolo spent the last six years as Senior Vice President of Engineering at Eliza Corporation, a recognized leader in Health Engagement Management. There, he rebuilt the technology organization’s culture to be more customer-oriented, built a new next generation platform, and migrated their technology stack to AWS. Prior to Eliza, Puopolo held senior technology leadership roles as Senior Vice President of Technology at Best Doctors and Chief Technology Officer at both ViewDo Labs (formerly Axceler) and at RapidBuyr.

“John is a strong technology leader that has a passion for building and designing data organizations,” said Paul Manning, Managing Director of Software & Technology. “John’s experience and strong vision for how to architect highly effective data warehouses make him a great addition to Corrona’s leadership team, and I look forward to watching their company grow.”

“I am proud and excited to be a member of such an accomplished management team supported by top-notch investors,” said Puopolo. “Corrona is extremely well-positioned and I look forward to contributing to its growth and continued success.”

Among his other accomplishments, Puopolo has written and published two books entitled The F# Survival Guide and Writing Ole/ActiveX Controls. Puopolo holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

About Corrona

Corrona provides real world evidence through syndicated registry data and analysis services, helping biopharmaceutical companies demonstrate the value of their products to clinicians, patients, payers, and regulators. Corrona operates eight major autoimmune registries across the US, Canada, and Japan, collecting data from over 475 participating investigator sites. In addition to supporting hundreds of manuscripts and abstracts, Corrona has supported post approval safety commitments for multiple autoimmune agents. Corrona is headquartered in Waltham, MA. Its subsidiary, HealthiVibe, complements and strengthens Corrona’s strong presence in disease registries by providing market-leading expertise in supporting innovative, evidence-based patient engagement initiatives across the product lifecycle. Through Health iQ, Corrona has access to a broad range of UK and international data sets across primary and secondary care, as well as deep relationships with the NHS and leading UK academic institutions. Learn more at and Corrona is a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity.

About The Bowdoin Group

The Bowdoin Group is an award-winning retained executive search firm that specializes in C-suite leadership and strategic roles, commercial team expansions, and recruitment process outsourcing for a wide range of companies, ranging from venture-backed startups and emerging growth companies building out their C-suites to larger organizations sourcing talent for rapid market expansion. With deep expertise in Life Sciences, Digital Health, Software & Technology, and FinTech, Bowdoin is uniquely situated to solve recruiting challenges and unmet talent needs more than any other search firm across the U.S. due to its cross-functional reach and domain understanding across healthcare and technology. The firm continuously ranks in the top 2% of the recruiting industry in the U.S. and Canada for client and candidate satisfaction as measured by ClearlyRated’s annual NPS survey. The Bowdoin Group is also active in supporting the local entrepreneurial ecosystem as well as several non-profit organizations, including Life Science Cares, NEVCA, Hack.Diversity, and FinTech Sandbox. For more information, visit us at and connect with us on LinkedInTwitter, and Facebook.


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