Our Team

The Devana Solutions Team

With over 75 years of combined expertise, Devana Solutions has a profound understanding of the clinical trials industry. We have passion for excellence, and it is our mission to transform the industry through cutting-edge technology and innovation.

Barry Lake

CEO & Co-Founder

During his tenure leading a clinical research site, Barry became frustrated with the manual methods and inefficiencies of clinical trial management and the analysis and reporting of key performance metrics. He looked for a better solution, but couldn’t find one, so he teamed with two key managers to develop Devana Solutions.

Today, Barry is the CEO of Devana Solutions, guiding the growth and expansion of the leading and most innovative software platforms for the clinical trials industry. Barry is a successful entrepreneur who has started and successfully grown a number of businesses over his career, and has been actively involved in the healthcare space for well over a decade.

Linda Parks

Vice President, Operations

As Vice President of Operations, Linda employs her experience as an executive leader with strong business and human capital acumen to develop and implement strategic plans that propel growth, improve profitability, and generate employee loyalty and engagement. Linda brings multiple decades of experience in operations, workforce planning, corporate communications, customer support, information technology, and marketing. She partners with executives to address change management initiatives and successfully implement and adopt Devana Solutions’ innovative technology solutions.

Alex Schneider

Alex Schneider

Head of Product

As Head of Product, Alex is responsible for determining product strategy, product development, execution and implementation. He works with both internal and external stakeholders to help shape the vision and execute on delivering value that will be leveraged across Devana’s portfolio of products. Alex brings over 13 years of experience as a designer, builder, and creative leader in the user experience space to this key role. His passion for solving challenging problems and delivering meaningful experiences has led to a diverse career in digital product design, marketing, and branding.

Michael-Bonavilla

Michael Bonavilla

Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships

As Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, Michael plays a vital and highly visible role in Devana Solution’s outreach, education, and sales process. Leveraging his extensive experience in the clinical trials and research industry, he consults, educates, and ‘connects the dots’ between Devana’s technologies and the needs of our prospective customers. Michael is a solutions-oriented leader with over 15 years of experience in sales and business development within the clinical trial industry. His focus is working with clinical research professionals to identify which technology solutions best fit their unique needs.


Roxanne Shenefield

Director, Solutions Services

Roxanne has invested several years honing her skills in software implementations and currently serves as Devana’s in-house guru advising clinical trials industry leaders on the strategic use of our Saas platforms to build enterprise value. Roxanne’s expertise spans multiple industries and she has a proven track record of analyzing business challenges and opportunities, and recommending solutions that enable organizations to achieve their strategic goals through technology.

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