Management Team

Tugrul Kararli

President & Founder

Tugrul Kararli

President & Founder

Before 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.

Kurt Sedo

Vice President, Operations

Kurt Sedo

Vice President, Operations

Kurt 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 DePaul

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Thomas DePaul

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

As a member of PharmaCircle's leadership team, Tom heads commercial operations and is responsible for global business development. Tom has over 25 years of information industry experience. Prior to joining PharmaCircle, Tom held senior sales management roles with LexisNexis, Elsevier, and GBI Health, and helped launch several online publications and databases covering the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Tom received his B.A. and Master of International Management from the University of Maryland.

Ilter Tolga Dogan

Vice President, IT

Ilter Tolga Dogan

Vice President, IT

Ilter Tolga received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from METU in 2002.

Josef Bossart

Executive Editor

Josef Bossart

Executive Editor

Josef Bossart serves as Executive Editor for PharmaCircle and is a member of the senior management team with responsibility for the Drug Delivery & Formulation Newsletter as well as selected reports and articles. Jo has worked in Big Pharma and emerging biopharma with marketing, business development, and general management responsibilities. The companies include Organon, Roche, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer and their Gencell division as well as GeneMedicine, Enzon and Akela Pharma. He received his B.Sc. (Hon.) from Carleton University and his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy.

Selda Candan

Vice President, Data Analytics

Selda Candan

Vice President, Data Analytics

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

Michael Bracey

BD Director, North America

Michael Bracey

BD Director, North America

Michael joined PharmaCircle’s commercial team in 2015, and has over 20 years of sales experience in the healthcare services and information industries. Michael received his B.A. at the University of Scranton in 1992.

Gavin Lewis

BD Director, Europe

Gavin Lewis

BD Director, Europe

As a member of PharmaCircle’s commercial team since 2016, Gavin has 15 years of sales experience in the information industry. Previously at Swets Information Services, Infotrieve and RightsDirect, Gavin has extensive experience working with global accounts across multiple industries, including Healthcare, Finance and Energy. Gavin received his B.A. (Hons) Business degree at Staffordshire University in 1999.