Sharon Billie Hilton
Executive VP, COO, and Co-Founder
Sharon is a consummate, seasoned professional motivated by challenge and rewarded through the seamless implementation of key corporate initiatives that aid profitability, productivity, and quality. She has been acknowledged for vigorously managing multifaceted projects, applying stringent standards and rallying cross-functional team participation that serves to elevate marketplace status. She has been commended throughout her career for her ability to deliver highly visible projects on-time and on-budget, develop streamlined policies/procedures and champion the integration of quality improvement principles, global departmental standards, and practices whereby offering customers high-quality, consistent services.
At Peachtree, Sharon is focused on establishing the guiding principles and operational policies/procedures of the company. She is committed to creating a corporate vision and core values to be embraced by all Peachtree associates. In an operational leadership capacity, her responsibilities are primarily focused on the strategic management and operational oversight of the company’s business development and day-to-day operations.
Prior to creating Peachtree, Sharon was an Associate Director, Clinical Development at UCB, a top 10 biopharmaceutical company. During her eight years with UCB, Sharon was responsible for overseeing all aspects of Global Clinical Data Coordination, including the management of large teams located across multiple sites (Belgium, Germany, Japan, UK, and two US sites). She provided managerial guidance and oversight to ensure high quality, timely deliverables related to the acquisition, processing, and cleaning of clinical data to be submitted to regulatory agencies. She was responsible for creating strategic plans regarding the development and organization of the team to include budget management, internal resourcing, outsourcing strategies, and process re-engineering efforts.
Sharon gained experience on the supplier-side managing over 40 associates at Ingenix Pharmaceutical Services (formerly Worldwide Clinical Trials, Inc.), a full-service Contract Research Organization specializing in the area of CNS. She was fortunate to join the company in its infancy and therefore, instrumental in growing and developing an expert Biometric team. Additionally, Sharon developed manpower estimation algorithms, developed staffing plans, achieved efficiencies with the effective management of resources/ process re-engineering and aided in the company’s business development efforts.
Sharon started her career at Boots Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a division of The Boots Company (UK) located in Shreveport, Louisiana. Sharon attended Bossier Parish Community College and Louisiana State University of Shreveport where she studied Business Administration.