About Us

Team uMotif are united in our belief that patient-centric thinking combined with beautiful technology and effective teamwork can truly change clinical research for the better. We search for mission-driven people who are not afraid to be challenged – who want to tackle demanding problems and embrace innovative ideas.

Our Leadership Team

  • Bruce Hellman

    Bruce Hellman

    Co-Founder & Chief Patient Officer

    Bio Bruce Hellman

    Bruce Hellman

    Co-Founder & Chief Patient Officer

    Bruce is uMotif’s entrepreneurial leader and co-founded the company in 2012. He and his team have designed and built the uMotif patient-centric data capture platform powering site-based to fully decentralised clinical, real-world, and post-marketing research.

    Bruce began his career working in clinical trials at British Biotech before joining the UK Civil Service Fast Stream in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Prior to founding uMotif, Bruce was a Management Consultant at Serco and holds an Executive MBA from Imperial College Business School.

    Bruce was recognised in the 2019 PharmaVOICE 100 as one of the most innovative entrepreneurs in life sciences and has also been nominated as one of Computer Weekly’s UKtech50 Rising Stars, won the Cisco BIG awards, and was nominated by Real Business magazine as one of the ’30 to watch in mobile’.

    Bruce is a multiple Ironman finisher and coaches the Teddington Rugby Club Under 8s.

  • Steve Rosenberg

    Steve Rosenberg

    Chief Executive Officer

    Bio Steve Rosenberg

    Steve Rosenberg

    Chief Executive Officer

    Steve’s career in life science and healthcare spans more than 40 years. He has led the development and deployment of cloud-based solutions with a focus on driving more integrated approaches to patient-centric trial management.

    Steve was most recently Senior Vice President and General Manager of Oracle Health Sciences. Prior to that he was the visionary behind the integrated clinical technology suite introduced by Phase Forward which was acquired by Oracle in 2010. Steve joined uMotif’s board earlier this year.

    In his spare time, Steve enjoys summers on Cape Cod with his family. Steve also sits on the board of two residential homes for abused children, and started a non-profit company, The One By One Project, with his wife, to help people in need in the Boston area.

  • Ben James

    Ben James

    Co-Founder & Head of Human Centred Design

    Bio Ben James

    Ben James

    Co-Founder & Head of Human Centred Design

    Ben leads the product team and is responsible for the uMotif technology roadmap with the focus of bringing consumer grade technology to the life sciences industry. He co-founded uMotif in 2012 and is the mastermind behind the highly engaging Motif user interface.

    Ben has over 20 years’ experience in interaction and product design. Prior to co-founding uMotif, Ben managed an interaction design consultancy, Highrise Design, working with top UK and US design agencies. Ben’s experience in building large scale configurable consumer products brings a fresh perspective to designing uMotif’s patient-centric eClinical platform.

    Ben spends his free time with his two boys playing music and swimming in very cold water!

  • Julia Lakeland

    Julia Lakeland

    Chief Product Officer

    Bio Julia Lakeland

    Julia Lakeland

    Chief Product Officer

    Julia Lakeland, uMotif’s Chief Product Officer, is responsible for developing patient-centric technology to meet the needs of customers and patients in this changing era of clinical research.

    Julia has over 20 years’ experience in the life science industry. She is a proven business leader, who demonstrates thought-leadership on changing market trends, and is highly effective at leading global teams.

    Julia has background in product management, operational delivery and support of phase III/IV clinical trials, with significant experience in a multitude of clinical technology systems, including IRT, EDC, CTMS, eCOA, logistics and digitalization.

    She is passionate about improving the patient experience in clinical trials, and delivering products and services that enable new treatments to be brought to market safely and quickly.

  • Lee Sykes

    Lee Sykes

    Chief Technology Officer

    Bio Lee Sykes

    Lee Sykes

    Chief Technology Officer

    Lee brings a wealth of experience from pharmaceutical and health care organizations and is highly skilled in leading software development and technology strategy with teams large and small.

    Lee’s expertise in RIS, MIS, EHR, RTSM (IxR), Electronic Data Capture (EDC), Medical Imaging, Architecture, and Agile Methodologies adds many benefits to his role as CTO at uMotif, together with a passion for leveraging innovations like Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) in real-world scenarios.

  • Brian Collins

    Brian Collins

    Vice President Quality

    Bio Brian Collins

    Brian Collins

    Vice President Quality

    Brian is responsible for the development, improvement, and day-to-day operations of uMotif’s Quality Management System. Brian is our Data Protection Officer and holds an Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

    Brian has 35 years’ experience working in life sciences. Prior to uMotif he spent 7 years at GE Healthcare providing cross-functional project leadership for operational areas of the business including program implementations at customer sites and internal simplification projects to improve compliance and agility of the QMS. Brian spent the previous 13 years at Wyeth holding senior management positions leading a variety of quality and validation roles at their European head office and UK manufacturing site.

    Brian holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy in Pharmacy from the University of Bath and a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Pharmaceutical Studies from the University of Brighton.

    Brian is an avid beekeeper and harvests 10 to 15kg of honey in a good year!

  • Don Butler

    Don Butler

    Chief Revenue Officer

    Bio Don Butler

    Don Butler

    Chief Revenue Officer

    Inspired by the clinical trial that saved his mothers life, Don Butler brings more than 18 years of clinical trial innovation experience to uMotif where he serves as Chief Revenue Officer. Don joins uMotif from recent sales leadership roles with Verana Health and Outcome Health where his business focused on increasing patient awareness and engagement in clinical trials. Previously, Don was Senior Vice President of Global Enterprise Sales at Medidata Solutions, where he led the global enterprise sales team responsible for selling clinical and data analytics solutions that support over half of the world’s clinical trials. He has also held sales leadership roles for Oracle Health Sciences and Siebel Life Sciences.

    Don holds a Bachelor’s degree in business from Ithaca College and recently became an alumni of Harvard Business School after completing an extensive executive education program. He is actively involved with the Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth County, NJ.

  • Rich Mortimer

    Rich Mortimer

    Chief People Officer

    Bio Rich Mortimer

    Rich Mortimer

    Chief People Officer

    Rich’s 35 year career has encompassed roles in Software Development, Pre-Sales, Operations and Human Resources. He possesses extensive Venture Capital and Private Equity backed growth company experience in multiple countries.

    His first role was with Cap Gemini as a software developer working on trading systems at the London Stock Exchange. He quickly progressed into technical management roles, and throughout an eight year stint at Informix in the 1990’s he managed IT Operations and Pre-Sales teams as the organisation scaled rapidly.

    Rich was the second salaried employee in EMEA for Kana, a Silicon Valley start-up which grew exponentially and IPO’d in the dot.com boom.

    His most recent senior leadership positions have also been in fast scaling technology organisations. At OpenBet, he spent two years as Head of Operations, then six as VP Human Resources, helping the organisation scale 10x in headcount supporting a workforce distributed across Europe and North America. At Egress, where he spent seven and a half years as Chief People Officer, Rich built the people and culture organisation from scratch and was part of the leadership team that drove a 20x increase in revenues.

    Rich holds a Bachelor degree in Computing and Informatics from the University of Plymouth, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

    When he is not working, Rich can usually be found either cycling or gardening. He is also an avid supporter of Watford FC where he is a season ticket holder.

  • Rachel Faulconbridge

    Rachel Faulconbridge

    Director of Professional Services

    Bio Rachel Faulconbridge

    Rachel Faulconbridge

    Director of Professional Services

    Rachel leads the uMotif professional services team and is responsible for ensuring customer success. She brings over 30 years’ experience working in the Pharmaceutical industry, starting with a career as a clinical trials statistician and statistical programmer, and moving on to a project management career in technology supporting clinical trials, starting in IVRS and moving to eCOA.
    Rachel has been leading Project Management teams for approximately ten years and is certified via the Project Management Institute. She was also Director of Customer Satisfaction for a number of years. Prior to joining uMotif, Rachel headed up a Project Management team with ERT, where she worked for six years.
    Rachel holds a Bachelor of Science, with Honours, in Applied Statistics from Sheffield Hallam University and an MBA from Loughborough University.
    Rachel is a keen football fan and can be found running the line most weekends for her teenage son’s football team.

Advisors

  • Steve Powell

    Steve Powell

    Chairman

    Bio Steve Powell

    Steve Powell

    Chairman

    Steve is a veteran of the clinical research space with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. His extensive experience is gained through senior roles in finance, IT, business development, commercial, and manufacturing, all within the pharmaceutical industry. Steve was instrumental in establishing Phase Forward as a global leader in the provision of software as a service (SaaS) solutions prior to its sale to Oracle. He is currently Chairman of uMotif, Cisiv, Dotmatics, and MyMeds&Me.

  • Andrew Elder

    Andrew Elder

    Non-Executive Director

    Bio Andrew Elder

    Andrew Elder

    Non-Executive Director

    Andrew initially practised as a neurosurgeon for six years before joining Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as a consultant. Whilst at BCG he specialised in healthcare strategy, gaining experience with large global clients across the full spectrum of healthcare including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, service and care providers, software, and telecommunications. Andrew now focuses on medical technologies, digital health, and technology-enabled services to the life sciences industry and serves on the boards of companies ranging from diagnostics, imaging, and software to pharmaceuticals and biomarkers. He joined AlbionVC in 2005 and became a partner in 2009.

    Andrew has an MA plus Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Cambridge University and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (England).

  • Alison Vincent

    Alison Vincent

    Technology Advisor

    Bio Alison Vincent

    Alison Vincent

    Technology Advisor

    Alison is an experienced IT industry leader with recent roles including Group Chief Information Security Officer at HSBC and Chief Technology Officer at Cisco. Prior to those positions she held technical leadership roles in NDS, Micro Focus, and IBM. She has experience in cybersecurity, research and development, strategy execution, product management, and business development, with particular expertise in digital strategy, innovation, and mergers and acquisitions.

    Alison has a PhD in Cryptography and Combinatorics from London University and a 1st Class Honours BSc in Maths and Computer Science. She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the British Computer Society, and a Fellow of the Institution of Technology and Engineering.

  • Ali Mitchell

    Ali Mitchell

    Advisor

    Bio Ali Mitchell

    Ali Mitchell

    Advisor

    A naval engineer by training, Ali started his career designing ships and boats, before embarking on his own start-up journey. Having gone through a trial by fire with the dot-com bubble crash, Ali joined dunnhumby as its first product leader. He built their SaaS business from zero to $50m in three years before leaving to found Huddle, an online file-sharing and collaboration company.

    Having led dunnhumby and Huddle’s international growth, built products and teams across the Atlantic, Ali knows all too well the challenges of scaling into new territories. He now works closely with uMotif, sharing his experiences and learnings of international expansion.