ELIQUENT Life Sciences, a global regulatory consulting firm for the life sciences industry, today announced the appointment of Steve Purtell as its new chief financial officer (CFO). This strategic addition to ELIQUENT’s executive team underscores the company’s commitment to financial excellence and sustainable growth.
“Steve’s appointment comes at a pivotal moment for ELIQUENT. As we unify the five Validant Group companies and expand our global footprint, Steve’s leadership and financial expertise will play a critical role in our continued growth.”
Role at ELIQUENT Life Sciences
In his role as CFO, Steve Purtelll is responsible for directing and executing all of ELIQUENT’s finance activities. This includes partnering with the CEO and executive team to ensure the company’s financial direction aligns with the company’s strategic vision and long-term growth objectives. Steve will also serve as a key liaison to investors and the financial community while embedding a strong risk and compliance management framework across ELIQUENT’s growing global market.
Seasoned Finance Executive
A seasoned finance executive with nearly 30 years experience, Steve Purtell has held key roles at multiple public companies across diverse industries. Steve joined ELIQUENT Life Sciences following more than 10 years at Six Flags, where he served in several finance-related roles, including Interim CFO. As a key advisor to the chief executive officer, Steve was responsible for managing external financial relationships, strategic communications, and mergers and acquisitions for the $1.5 billion entertainment company.
Leadership at Siemens Healthcare
Steve also held leadership roles at Siemens Healthcare, where he served as Vice President of Global Commercial Excellence, Vice President of Finance, and Treasurer of the company’s $25 billion healthcare division. Prior to joining Siemens Healthcare, Steve served in financial roles at Dade Behring, IMC Global, and GATX. Before his corporate career, Steve served as a Combat Engineer Officer in the U.S. Army and was awarded a Bronze Star Medal in the Persian Gulf War.
Steve received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the U. S. Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from the Wharton School.