In 1990, John Vann co-founded Clinical Trial Management Services, Inc. (CTMS) a contract research organization in Bristol, Tennessee where he served as CEO from 2000-2007. In 2007, CTMS became a part of Chiltern, a UK-based CRO, where John served as Executive Vice President for the Americas from 2007 to 2009, where he was responsible for growing and managing the company’s North American presence and also for establishing operations in Argentina and Brazil. From 2009 to 2011, John served as EVP for Corporate Development, responsible globally for continuing growth and development efforts through strategic relationships and acquisitions, while also overseeing Marketing and Business Development for the $150 million operation. Currently John is a Business Management Consultant for The Summit Companies, providing strategic planning, business coaching, and general operations management services to clients of various sizes.
John holds a BA in Economics from Wake Forest University, where he serves on the University’s Board of Trustees, the College Board of Visitors, and the Advisory Board of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Locally, John is involved on the boards of United Way of Bristol -serving as this year’s Campaign Chairman, Citizens Bank, Healing Hands Health Center, Bristol Regional Medical Center and the Paramount Chamber Players. John is also an Elder of First Presbyterian Church in Bristol, where he is active on the Evangelism and Outreach Committee.
John is married to Karen Ottenfield Vann and they have four children and eight grandchildren.