Jeff Wendel, MBA

Jeff Wendel, president and chief operating officer at Advarra, has over 20 years of executive leadership experience providing consulting and systems integration services to Global 500 companies in the pharmaceutical, financial services and high technology industries.

Before joining Advarra, he served as president and chief executive officer at Chesapeake IRB, leading the implementation of the cloud-based IRB management platform CIRBI. Wendel has also served as president of a systems integration group following a successful initial public offering and led an international business unit focused on simulation software modeling. He also established a government services division supporting international agencies.

Wendel earned a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering from the US Naval Academy and an MBA from Loyola College. A retired US Navy submarine officer, he has been a member of the AAHRPP Board of Directors since 2010, serving as chairman from 2014 to 2017.