Acorn


Leadership


 




Gordon Jones

Gordon is our founder, CEO and a seasoned international executive. He’s overseen multiple manufacturing plants, supply chain and IT departments both in North America and across 14 countries in the Asia Pacific region (where he lived 7 years). He’s also implemented SAP and ERP systems, real-time planning & scheduling systems, neural network control algorithms and numerous advanced process control systems. Gordon has an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Fun Fact

For several years Gordon ran a subscription Internet sports handicapping service selling odds analysis on Nascar races. Each week Gordon would simulate the upcoming race 10,000 times using an advanced statistical simulation model. He’s got plenty of interesting stories he’d share over a cold Samuel Adams.

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Charley Bratton

Charley is our Vice President of Business Development. Charley has over 20 years technology sales experience in the clinical trial software and services industry. His rolodex is a "who's who" in this space. Charley has a proven track record of growing startups and getting software installations in technically challenging areas of the clinical trial industry.

Fun Fact

Charley can be found on weekends out in his shop restoring his classic car collection. If you get there early enough, you might just be in time to enjoy some fresh smoked jerky as well. Ask for the extra hot!

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Ashley Davidson

Ashley is our Executive Director of Clinical Development. Ashley has over 12 years of industry experience encompassing all phases of research and therapeutic areas. She has specialized in study start-up, regulatory affairs and proposal and contract management. She has consistently and comfortably led teams of 15-45 people, and often multiple large-scale studies at once. She is a versatile and enthusiastic senior leader with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Fun Fact

Ashley is quite the "foodie" and can be counted on for excellent restaurant tips in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area. She's also a big UNC basketball fan (her alma mater) and can be found cheering the Tar Heels on with a bourbon in hand.

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