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Tradecraft Clinical Research is a life sciences consulting firm providing expertise in the Statistical Programming and Biostatistics disciplines for life sciences organizations. We partner with our clients to provide statistical analysis services for product development, regulatory submissions, and to assist in expediting the drug approval process. 


Our mission is to deliver high-quality, on-time deliverables in support of our clients' goals.


Mike Willis


As our CEO, Mike's focus has always been on keeping us accountable to our clients. His is a process-oriented leadership style that places ethics as our number one priority and follows it up with 22 years of experience in pharmaceuticals, a phenomenal set of technical skills, and a commitment to the exchange of ideas. He is also a PharmaVOICE 100 recipient! Contact

J. Kanan Sawyer, Ph.D.

Head of Communications

Kanan helps to keep us targeted on clear communication. She brings more than two decades of experience in communication training and presentation skills to the table and is simultaneously a tenured Associate Professor of Communication at WCU. (Plus, she keeps correcting our grammar!)

John Ilgenfritz

Vice President of Biostatistics 

With going on 30 years of experience in the field, John’s statistical analysis expertise in the planning, analysis, and interpretation of clinical trials is beyond comparison. He knows the industry and focuses on clients’ needs with pinpoint precision.


Mike Willis, CEO was honored in the 2020 PharmaVOICE 100. These awards recognize the most inspiring people in the life-sciences industry and include leaders in research and development, marketing, technology, creativity, strategy, and medicine. They acknowledge individuals who positively impact their peers, their colleagues, their companies, their communities, as well as the industry at large through their actions.

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