Nick | Vice President of Finance, Clinical Research
In my role as a Vice President of Finance for our clinical research services team, I oversee many of the day-to-day Finance related activities undertaken in operating the business. I encourage collaboration with our stakeholders as we work on our goal of being efficient and effective in everything we do while delighting our customers.
I started my career in Finance in external audit, initially with a small company and subsequently joining one of the “Big 5” as it was at the time, before moving into industry. I started my career with Thermo Fisher Scientific as part of our PPD® clinical research services team more than 15 years ago. In my first role with the company, I worked with the Asia Pacific parts of the business. Over the years, I have had opportunities to take on bigger and more challenging roles, as well as expanding the remit of those roles.
The experience of helping to support the growing Asia Pacific operations provided an excellent opportunity for growth in both my career and personal development. I gained foundational knowledge in both traditional and emerging markets in addition to learning how to collaborate across different cultures.
Being able to communicate with colleagues from low to high-context cultures is important for successful collaboration in global teams. I have always found the work environment professional and collaborative with colleagues pulling together to achieve the company’s goal through our shared Mission.
We have a culture of continuous improvement, and the scale of the company’s innovations is a testament to that. Colleagues are encouraged to find a better way every day underpinned by our Practical Process Improvement (PPI) method.
From Finance Manager to VP of Finance at one company – if I can do it, so can you! If you enjoy problem-solving, collaborating with stakeholders to find and deliver improvements, and have a growth mindset, you’ll discover that at Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. And we all contribute to a singular Mission—to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Start your journey with our Finance team today.