Bill Taaffe joins RPG’s Executive Management Team

Bill Taaffe joins RPG’s Executive Management Team
September 18, 2017 Eriel Fauser

Austin, TX, September 18, 2017 – ResearchPoint Global (RPG), a privately-held full service contract research organization (CRO), announced that effective September 18, 2017, Bill Taaffe will be joining RPG’s Executive Management Team as Corporate Development Officer. This brings together two recognized veterans, John Farinacci and Bill Taaffe, with close to 80 years of combined experience in the Healthcare and CRO industries.

“I am pleased to join a company that I greatly respect and with such a distinguished reputation and a tremendous future in the CRO Industry,” commented Bill Taaffe.

Taaffe, a veteran in his field with over 40 years of experience within the pharmaceutical and CRO industry, was a founding member of ICON Clinical Research. He held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, North America, spending nearly two decades with ICON.

“Being able to add a recognized industry leader like Bill to an already exceptionally strong team speaks volumes to the credibility and reputation RPG enjoys in our industry. With our significant growth over the past few years, Bill’s strategic vision and customer-centric focus will enable us to continue to deliver the same level of quality and service our customers have grown accustomed to, expect, and deserve,” stated John Farinacci.

Prior to ICON, Taaffe spent two years with Circa Pharmaceuticals, two years with Bioresearch, and 18 years with The Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, serving as Chief Executive Officer, USA. Since leaving ICON, Taaffe has continued to work on a number of Boards of Life Science Companies.

“I’ve been in this industry for a long time and have had the pleasure of collaborating with John on many occasions over the years. Following a call with John I realized that retirement was not for me, just yet. John joked about riding off into the sunset and closing out our careers together. It was an offer I could not refuse,” said Taaffe.

ResearchPoint Global is a full-service CRO based in Austin, Texas with 20 offices and coverage in over 60 countries. RPG provides a full range of Phase I to Late Phase development solutions. RPG’s current focus has been in providing full service or functional service support to the small to mid‐tier biopharmaceutical and medical device industry. For more information, please contact Eriel Fauser at or visit