HISTORY

Our history begins in 2007 when Enrique Gaubeca decided to start the company. He envisioned to be able to provide to Klixar’s business partners a differential factor by providing a close management of the studies and high quality of the deliverables. In addition, he also wanted to create a positive working environment, making employees feel good about coming to work, which provides the motivation to sustain them throughout the day. This significantly influences how customers feel about us.

Klixar’s first project was a vaccine trial (phase II in patients in ICU) and since then developed into a solid company with a proven track record of successful clinical trials (many of which were rescue studies) conducted not only in Argentina but also in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Perú.

South America

THE TEAM

Enrique Gaubeca
Enrique GaubecaGeneral Manager
Enrique Gaubeca is the General Manager and founder of the company. He has a degree in Molecular Biology and an MBA. He currently has 19 years experience in research. After working in basic research, Enrique has started activities in CROs. He has worked for eight years at Quintiles Argentina, leading regional and global studies. Later on, he was appointed with a management role, in charge of the offices in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru and Venezuela. His last position was as Sr. Clinical Operations and Regulatory Affairs Manager in PAREXEL Argentina.
Florencia Licastro
Florencia Licastro Country Manager - Argentina
Florencia is Biochemist and has accomplished and MBA. With over 17 years-experience in clinical research. She worked at Quintiles as CRA, Regional Clinical Team Leader and Project Manager, leading multinationals studies in Latin America, Western Europe and USA. She later on was appointed as Clinical Operations Manager and then as Manager of Project Managers for the Oncology Unit for Latin America. Her responsibilities include managing clinical trials and training and mentoring of personnel related to clinical operations.
Raúl Yepez
Raúl YepezCountry Manager - Perú
Dr. Raúl Yepez has a specialty as general surgeon and an MBA degree. He has 15 years-experience in clinical research, working for pharmaceutical (Eli Lilly, MDS) and CRO companies (Quintiles, i3, INC). Raúl founded a local CRO in 2010 (Peruvian Clinical Research) for the development of clinical trials in Perú and decided to join efforts with Klixar by establishing Klixar Perú in 2014, acting since then as Country Manager and Co-owner.
Suzanne Pozsonyi
Suzanne PozsonyiBD Manager
Suzanne Pozsonyi joined Klixar in 2008 as Business Development Manager. She was instrumental in setting up Verum Mirai, one of the first Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)-based CRO, in 1990. Verum Mirai was later acquired by PAREXEL International to be the cornerstone of its CEE strategy. Her responsibilities included Latin America and Asia, where she was responsible for the corporation’s strategic business plan for these regions. Suzanne has worked with both Quintiles and PAREXEL International, holding positions in business development and account management.
Juliana Prado
Juliana Prado Financial Officer
Juliana holds a degree as Public Accountant as well as in Business Administration, and a Master in Commercialization and Business Strategy. She held for eight years a position as Manager at “Instituto Research” in the coordination of the academic, administrative and commercial activities related to the development of training programs for the health industry. In her last position before joining Klixar, Juliana served as CEO for her own company (Argentina Nativa) focused on the commercialization of Argentine handmade.

PHILOSOPHY

  • Communication is the key for the success of an organization.
  • Listen to what our customers really want and need by soliciting client feedback and fine tune constantly — learn and be agile, available, proactive, and responsive.
  • Maintain a professional and relaxed environment conducive to employee retention.
  • Keep hierarchy structure small to maintain a high quality product at lower costs for our customers.
  • Invest in continued clinical education and training for our employees.

“Motivate them, train them, care about them, and make winners out of them… they’ll treat the customers right. And if customers are treated right, they’ll come back.”

J. Willard Marriott