DuWanda J Beacham, President, and CEO of Centermost Consulting has 15+ years of experience in IT, business processes, leadership, and compliance.
DuWanda started Centermost Consulting to addresses the predictable sourcing problems that most life science companies face when in need of experienced consultants and GxP information systems technology talent.
DuWanda has worked across the life science verticals at multiple fortune companies in Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, and Diagnostics in a series of technology leadership roles supporting Research and Development, Clinical, Production Manufacturing, and Quality areas for companies like Novartis, Genentech (Roche) and Grifols.
DuWanda holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems.
DuWanda serves on the Board of Directors for the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) Northern California USA.
What People Are Saying
“It’s rare that you come across standout talent like DuWanda. I have had the pleasure of working with DuWanda for 8+ years spanning different companies and projects. Over the years, DuWanda demonstrated a deep breadth of knowledge and broad experience relevant to the life sciences industry in roles ranging from Global Business Partner, Program Leader, Project Leader and Integration Workstream Leader. DuWanda is a highly focused and effective leader who proactively listens to the strategic and tactical objectives of her audiences to deliver outstanding quality service and work products. She is a highly organized professional who operates with quick flexibility and creativity. I was particularly impressed with DuWanda’s ability to positively engage tough personalities, support a realistic and optimistic perspective of challenges and level of work while steering steadfast towards completing defined objectives. As a leader or a team member, DuWanda earns my highest recommendation.”
“Very happy having DuWanda as a project manager. She has done 2-3 projects already. Based on the feedback from the management team. Very glad that she’s part of the team, she has contributed quite a lot to the projects. More IT projects. System implementation requirements to design to build, to deliver. The whole cycle, end to end solution. Some unique challenges being a global company. Have to have meetings at all hours with other offices since they’re global. They have to be flexible. DuWanda comes here early in the morning and accommodates the calls at night. -pleased with her flexibility. “
“I had the privilege of working with DuWanda on large Pharma acquisition project. Her professionalism and leadership were a welcomed addition to a very diverse, and complex integration. What impressed me most was her ability to bring organization, and focus to meetings with competing objectives. And her ability to execute with a level of diplomacy, and positivity that commanded respect.”