Hello. My name is John Reites (pronounced "reets") and thank you for visiting my site.

This is my biography, portfolio, and highlights of what I have accomplished so far in my 20+ year career as a corporate intraprenuer turned co-founding entrepreneur with an exit.


Corporate intrapreneur for nearly 15 years turned entrepreneur in 2016 with a successful company exit in 2019. 20+ years career in life sciences with a focus on global drug development, clinical research, and SaaS technology. My key career milestones and experiences include:

  • Board of Directors Member
  • Board of Directors Advisor for various companies
  • Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Duke University Master of Management in Clinical Informatics (MMCi) supporting the MBA program for 8+ years
  • Public speaker for 12+ years at 100+ global events including Apple, SXSW (2x), CES, Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent, and more
  • Inventor with patents in configurable clinical research technology
  • Peer-reviewed, published author in medical journals and scientific pubications
  • Published author of various articles on intrapreneurship, innovation and entreprenuership
  • Co-host of the Clinical Research Evolved podcast
  • Company featured at Apple, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and more
  • Market analyst confirmed market leader via annual assessments by IDC, Everest Group, Frost & Sullivan and Gartner since 2021
  • First co-founded company acquired in 2019

I continue to lead the company I co-founded as the CEO at from 2016 - present after a 14+ year career at Quintiles (now IQVIA) from 2002 - 2016. Learn more about my career by connecting on LinkedIn.


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Google Scholar list of my key, peer-reviewed and authored publications including features in Nature, JMIR, and more.

John Reites
‪Co-founder, CEO at THREAD‬ - ‪‪Cited by 501‬‬ - ‪Life Sciences‬ - ‪Clinical Research‬ - ‪Decentralized Clinical Trials‬


  • System and method for building intuitive clinical trial applications (filed: 17 JUL 2017): USPTO Patient #: 10510438 (issued: 17 DEC 2019)
  • System and method for building intuitive clinical trial applications / expanded (filed: 17 JUL 2017): USPTO Patient #: 11791021 (issued: 17 OCT 2023)
  • System and method for building intuitive clinical trial applications / expanded (filed: 20 MAR 2020): USPTO Patient #: 12009068 (issued: 11 JUN 2024)

Publications and Media

Please go to my list of select articles, panel discussions, webinars, podcasts and more: