RPV Founder Wes Michael Talks About Growing His Start Up Into a Thriving Business
TOWSON, MD, July 14, 2023 – Rare Patient Voice LLC celebrates its tenth anniversary this month as a leading recruitment firm specializing in connecting patients and family caregivers with opportunities to take part in research studies. Founded on July 14, 2013 by veteran market research executive Wes Michael, what began as a one man outfit has grown over the past decade into a thriving company.
“It’s been an amazing ten years. What started as a ‘good idea’ blossomed into reality, with clients embracing our ability to connect them with the quality respondents they needed for impactful studies, and patients and family caregivers eager to be heard by decision makers,” said Wes Michael, Founder and President of Rare Patient Voice.
Rare Patient Voice works with clients who require rare or non-rare disease patients who meet very specific criteria for participation in research studies. Since its founding ten years ago, the company has paid patients and family caregivers over $10 million for taking part in all types of research. The RPV panel currently includes 100,000+ patients and caregivers spanning more than 1,400 rare and non-rare diseases.
For reflections from Wes on his experience in launching Rare Patient Voice, building it from a start up into a growing business, and lessons he learned along the way, this video can be viewed on the RPV Youtube channel.
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