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James Hayden

VP, Commercial Sales


Throughout my career, I’ve been inspired by the use of technology to improve the lives of patients. In our data and analytics-centric world, SHYFT is in prime position to help researchers and commercial leadership develop and bring life-changing therapies to market faster.


James was appointed head of global sales for SHYFT after two years of executive management in the Medidata sales organization. He is responsible for driving further adoption of SHYFT’s commercial and RWE analytics solutions worldwide. James enjoys partnering with biopharma firms of all sizes and therapeutic areas to deliver impactful results for both patients and business.  

Customers across the drug development continuum value James’ unique perspective which has been formed by over 20 years of experience in life sciences, as well as an academic background in engineering and business.  

Prior, James served as the global executive head of sales executive at Dell Life Science Services, and SVP of strategic partnerships, sales, and marketing at Certara. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Boston University and an MBA from Rutgers.

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