About Us

Crucial Data Solutions (CDS) is the leading developer of validated, fully customizable eClinical software.

Our validated end-to-end platform, TrialKit, is purpose-built for clinical research teams to design, deploy, and manage studies in days—no programming required.

With a cloud-based, open architecture, TrialKit gives research teams the flexibility to manage all types of studies across all phases of development. Whether you take a study-by-study approach or run multiple trials concurrently, our flexible subscription models give you the freedom to build and manage your studies your way. Available via web and mobile app, TrialKit supports patient-centric remote, hybrid/decentralized, and site-based clinical trials.

Verily (a subsidiary of Alphabet), Google, ICON plc, and Catalyst Clinical Research are just a few of our recent happy customers. We work with medical device, diagnostics, and biotech sponsors, CROs, academic institutions, and patient advocacy groups.

Our History and Our Reason

Crucial Data Solutions was founded in 2010 by a group of clinical technology experts to help drug and medical device companies get their products to market faster. By launching TrialKit, they created an alternative to high-cost, high-burden data collection and study management solutions on the market. 

TrialKit was designed to address unmet needs for medtech, pharma and biotech sponsors and CROs looking for a more seamless, cost-effective solution. 

To this day, Crucial Data Solutions remains laser-focused on its mission—to help our customers reclaim control and enhance the health and quality of life of their patients by delivering advanced, affordable clinical technology. 

How We Work

Technology is all we do.

We don’t dabble in other industries or services. This allows us to keep delivering excellent support and high-quality products.

You come first.

Our customer-first approach drives everything we do, from product updates to how we structure our team.

We’re accessible.

 With 10,000+ users around the globe, we average less than 10 support requests per day, which are responded to in an average of less than 10 minutes. We’re here when you need us.

We’re privately held and self-funded.

This allows us to steadily improve and expand our products while keeping our pricing model affordable — almost unheard of in this industry. 

Our Team

  • Paul Grady

    Founder and CEO

  • Jeff Rogers


  • Kevin Grady

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Melchizedek Mauleon

    Chief Technology Officer

  • Brian Dufresne

    SVP Business Development

  • Cody Wilke

    VP Product Management

  • Paul Fadden

    Director of Client Services

  • Carley Nolan

    Director of Marketing

  • Riley Rogers

    Director of Operations

  • Eric Kaye

    Senior Technical Lead

  • Cody England


  • DJ McHugh

    Sales Administrator

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