Mike Byrd, with over 25 years in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, and over 30 years of information systems experience, brings a broad and diverse perspective to his role as Director of Computer Systems Validation (CSV) for ProPharma Group. Byrd’s educational credentials include a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Technology Management. Byrd has developed, implemented, administered, and validated a wide variety of computer-based solutions supporting critical regulated business processes. These have included systems supporting automation and control on the shop floor, laboratory automation, data acquisition, information management; quality information management including document and deviation/CAPA; manufacturing execution; distribution and shipping; enterprise resource planning, production, and quality management; interfaces for cross system integration and IT infrastructure supporting a diverse technical computing environment. He has held numerous individual contributor and management roles in his career, many of which have involved forming and managing cross-functional project teams. Professionally, his interest is in the application of IT best practice to support compliance requirements, software quality assurance approaches and trends and the application of new technologies in advancing efficient and effective controls for managing system quality and risk. As a senior member of the American Society for Quality and through participation in industry forums, Mike continues to exchange ideas with other CSV professionals in advancing computer systems compliance and quality.