Management Team


President and Founder
Short BioBefore founding PharmaCircle in 2003 Tugrul's industry experience includes 18 years at Searle/Pharmacia where he was involved with pharmaceutics, product development and drug delivery activities. As chairman of the Global Drug Delivery Technology Team he was responsible for the identification, planning and execution of the drug delivery technology strategies for marketed and development product. Tugrul earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Florida and an MBA from DePaul University.


Vice President
Short BioKurt is responsible for customer service and the PharmaCircle formulation and drug delivery databases. Kurt received his B.S. in Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point in 1992. Prior to joining PharmaCircle in 2003, Kurt held various positions and responsibilities within Pharmaceutical Sciences and Analytical Development departments at Searle/Pharmacia.

Thomas C. DePaul Thomas C. DEPAUL

Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Short BioAs a member of PharmaCircle's leadership team, Tom heads commercial operations and is responsible for global business development. Tom has over 20 years of information industry experience. Prior to joining PharmaCircle, Tom held senior sales management roles with GBI Health and Elsevier Business Intelligence and helped launch several online publications and databases covering the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Tom received his Master of International Management from the University of Maryland.

Yasemin Sahin Yasemin SAHIN

IT Head
Short BioYasemin is the Head of the IT Team. Yasemin received her B.S. in Computer Engineering from the METU in 2005.

Ilter Tolga Dogan Ilter Tolga DOGAN

Vice President, IT
Short BioIlter Tolga received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from METU in 2002.

Selda Candan Selda CANDAN

Vice President, Data Analytics
Short BioSelda is responsible for data management and customer service. Selda received her B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry Department in Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2007 and 2008, respectively. Prior to joining PharmaCircle, Selda worked as a research assistant in METU.

About PharmaCircle

Since 2003, PharmaCircle has been providing clients with the integrated data, powerful analysis tools and industry knowledge needed to solve complex, real world challenges in pharmaceutical development and innovation.

PharmaCircle serves commercial and emerging stage life sciences companies and suppliers from around the world, including pharmaceutical, biologics/vaccine, generics, OTC, drug/device delivery, medical device/diagnostics, veterinary, CDMO, packaging, and specialty chemical companies. Most of the top 50 pharmaceutical and biologics companies are longstanding clients.

PharmaCircle provides three subscription service solutions – Professional,Eliteand Premium.

PharmaCircle’s Premium Subscription Service connects pipeline and product information for drugs, biologics and combination products with formulation and component details, and provides detailed analysis on more than 6,000 drug delivery technologies and devices. Powered by PharmaCircle’s TURBOARDbusiness intelligence analytics software, multi-parameter searches and analysis can be performed across hundreds of variables. Development summaries, full-text regulatory document search capabilities, patent exclusivity tracking, deals and funding transactions analysis, supply chain data, and company profiles help to further streamline research and identify new opportunities. PharmaCircle’s Premium Subscription Service includes concierge-level support and expert insight.