GLOBAL Regulatory Writing & Consulting - New CEO

GLOBAL is thrilled to announce a change to its top leadership positions for the first time in its history. Effective April 1, 2024 founder and CEO Emily Stephens has transitioned to serving exclusively as CEO of Global Exponential Technologies (GxT) and Matthew Longhurst has assumed CEO duties at Global Regulatory Writing & Consulting.

Founded in 2014, GLOBAL is a medical writing company that helps innovators in the life sciences industry deliver new products and devices to market. Rated as one of the top 10 medical writing service providers by Life Sciences Review, GLOBAL has helped over 130 clients navigate regulatory requirements with ease and efficiency. With the launch of partner company GxT in 2022, they are the first in the industry to leverage automation and advanced intelligence software to improve the quality and strategy of regulatory submissions.

Matt has been serving as GLOBAL’s COO since 2018 and has years of experience as an attorney, a CPA, and an organizational leader prior to his time at GLOBAL. “In this new role I look forward to continuing the same focus that has led to our historical success: prioritizing the well-being of our employees above all else,” Matt said. “With a team of best-in-industry talent, we are poised to level-up even further over the next year by adopting a technology-enhanced approach to our work.”

GLOBAL proudly announces the appointment of Sarra de Valence, PhD, as Vice President of Medical Devices and Operations. Having been an integral part of our team since 2020, Sarra served as Associate Director of the Medical Device Team before progressing to her recent position as Vice President of Operations. This transition comes as the former Senior Director of the Medical Device Division, Thomas Stone, JD, will focus on his new role as Vice President of Marketing.

Sarra brings a wealth of experience and expertise. Prior to joining GLOBAL, she held positions at Stryker and Johnson & Johnson, where she gained extensive knowledge and skills in the medical writing field. Her proven track record and in-depth understanding of regulatory standards, particularly in the context of EU MDR compliance, make her the ideal candidate to lead our Medical Device division. Sarra emphasizes continuous process improvement, technical excellence, rigorous project management, and professional growth for all members of the team. We are confident that under her leadership, we will continue to thrive and contribute significantly to our company's mission and our clients’ success.