CEO and Executive Committee
William Sharbaugh joined PPD in 2007, bringing extensive industry and management experience. He leads key segments of the company’s business by providing strategic direction and oversight.
Sharbaugh came to PPD from the pharmaceutical industry where he held roles of increasing responsibility at Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merck. Sharbaugh holds master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School and School of Engineering, Temple University School of Pharmacy, and Boston University School of Arts and Sciences. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree.