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Steve Satek

Steve Satek BS, MBA

Executive VP, Flourish Research

Steve Satek has more than 30 years of experience in the clinical research industry. He began his career as a bench researcher at the Northwestern University Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center. Since that time, he has held senior leadership positions at the Chicago Center for Clinical Research, Radiant Research, Cognitive Drug Research, and Forenap Pharma, where he specialized in the design, implementation, and management of central nervous system, Alzheimer’s disease, and clinical pharmacology research programs.

He is currently the Executive Vice President of Flourish’s Chicago sites, which he founded as Great Lakes Clinical Trials in 2013. Steve offers a diverse and thorough knowledge of clinical trial operations, which has been presented at over 300 meeting and events. In addition, he has personally project managed and/or coordinated over 150 clinical trials.

Steve serves on the Planning Committee and is former Chairman for the Global Site Solutions Summit, one the clinical research industry’s leading conferences and currently serves as the Conference Chairman for the IncluDE Site Solutions Summit, which showcases the evolution of diversity in clinical trials, bringing industry leaders together to understand and meet the needs of underrepresented populations. In 2018, Steve was honored to be recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of Chicago’s Notable LGBTQ Executives.

Steve has been highly engaged in Chicago’s Alzheimer’s disease and memory care community, serving on the Alzheimer’s Association’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Board and volunteering as an accredited Caregiver Support Group leader for the Alzheimer’s Association since 2018. Notably, in 2015, Steve established the non-profit, Memory Care Coalition of Chicago and served as the group’s Chairman until 2020, at which time he joined the Adult Learning Faculty at Lifelong Learning Institute at Harper College in Palatine, IL. Since 2017, Steve has also been an active member of Global Alzheimer’s Platform, a patient-centric, non-profit organization dedicated to speeding the delivery of innovative therapies to those afflicted with Alzheimer’s.

Locally in Chicago, Steve has served on the Board of Directors for the Swedish American Museum and is currently a Board Member for the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, where he serves on the Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Committee.

Steve holds two Bachelor of Science degrees in Molecular Biology and in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an Executive MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

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