Ryan Hovda, Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing at Novan, Inc., has ~13 years of Pharmaceutical Industry outsourcing, contracts management, and client/service provider relationship management experience. Mr. Hovda has represented both service provider and sponsor organization negotiations, beginning his career at Parexel as a pricing analyst and culminating in a contracts departmental leadership position during his tenure there. Making the switch to sponsor side representation, Mr. Hovda has held leadership roles within the clinical development contracts/vendor management teams at Biogen, Array Biopharma (acquired by Pfizer), and Bioverativ (acquired by Sanofi). In his current role at Novan, he is responsible for both clinical development outsourcing (encompassing CRO/vendor outsourcing, clinical site contracting, and related financial/relationship management oversight), and also supports pre-clinical, CMC, and other business related contracts and outsourcing activities. Mr. Hovda holds an undergraduate degree in finance, and a MBA from National University.