About Trial By Fire Solutions

Trial By Fire Solutions, LLC

Trial By Fire Solutions is a bio-pharma focused, clinical software company featuring SimpleCTMS: a flexible, intuitive and powerful clinical trial management system (CTMS). With many years of experience on the front lines of clinical trial management, we have a passion for innovating web-based eClinical technology to improve planning, execution and tracking of clinical trials.

Trial By Fire Solutions was founded in Feb. 2008 and we are based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Management Team

Nancy Cecchettini, B.E., Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer

Nancy co-founded Trial by Fire Solutions in 2008. She has over 15 years of industry experience across multiple therapeutic areas in the biopharmaceutical and device industries. She has experience in Phase I-IV trials and has played key roles as Clinical Trial Manager, Regional Project Manager, Global Lead CRA, CRA, Co-Monitor, Auditor, and Project Coordinator. Previously, she ran a successful, independent, clinical consulting practice for Bay Area clients including: Cerexa, Inc., Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Chiron (now Novartis), InterMune, Aradigm, Genentech, CV Therapeutics and others. Nancy also has experience as an employee at both large and small pharma and CROs. During her career she has been involved in the clinical development of Avastin (bevacizumab), Nexavar (sorafenib), and NovoSeven (recombinant Factor VIIa). She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering with a Biomedical focus from Vanderbilt University.

Jon Cecchettini, B.S., Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Jon co-founded Trial by Fire Solutions in 2008. He has over 15 years of software development and information technology experience. His web application expertise is based on building secure and scalable products for a multitude of Bay Area startups as well as large corporations. His contribution includes technical architecture, design, development, testing and product-deployment as well as customer training and support. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business with a Management Science focus at the University of California, Berkeley.

Partners & Investors

Trial By Fire Solutions is interested in collaborations that will help streamline the development of effective clinical software products.  If you are intrerested in partnering, licensing or integration opportunities, please contact our Business Development group: bd@simplectms.com

Relevant Industry News:

Global Clinical Trial Management Systems Market Worth $1300.4 Million by 2016 (Jan. 2012, PRNewswire.com)

In The Media


We are passionate about reducing cost and improving the efficiency of bringing bio/pharma/device products to market for people in need. We are committed to donating resources to the efforts of philanthropic health-care, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and device-based organizations, especially those involved in clinical trials.

If you represent a philanthropic and/or non-profit organization (e.g. managing a non-profit clinical trial), please contact us to see how we can help you.

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