John Gransee

  • Chief Financial Officer

Mr. John Gransee is the Chief Financial Officer of Covance. Prior to his position as Chief Financial Officer, he was the Vice President of Global Operation for Covance Central Laboratory headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, servicing all five clinical trial central laboratories based in the U.S., Switzerland, Singapore, China and Japan.  He was responsible for all non-laboratory based operations including Kit Production, Call Center, Investigator Training and Clinical Site Support. In addition, Mr. Gransee was the Vice President, Sample Services for Covance Global Research and Development Laboratories, which includes 14 sites across the world for Early Development, Research Products and Central Laboratory divisions of Covance.  His responsibilities included Global Logistics, Labs Pre/Post-Analytical Sample Management, Biorepository Services and Archive Services.

In January of 2005, Mr. Gransee joined Covance as the Vice President, Global Finance, Central Laboratory Services to lead both the Accounting and Finance Business Partnership functions.  By 2007 his responsibilities increased to also oversee Strategic Pricing, Sourcing, Procurement & Warehousing, Client Proposal Services and Client Contracts. 

In 2009, John assumed the role of Vice President and General Manager of the newly acquired Covance Genomic Laboratory based in Seattle, Washington and was responsible for all the strategic, operational and commercial activities related to developing a R&D cost center into viable going concern.   Prior to assuming his current position in January, 2013, John took a brief sixteen month assignment to help better align divisional resources and assets in Covance Early Development Toxicology and DMPK  businesses based in Madison, Wisconsin.

Prior to joining Covance, John spent sixteen years at Baxter Healthcare in various financial and business partner roles of increasing responsibility and scope including statutory accounting, manufacturing accounting, finance and business development.  Focused primarily on the International side of the operations, John has extensive experience of doing business in Pan-Pacific and Western Europe regions.

Mr. Gransee holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Northern Illinois University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University –Kellogg School of Management.  John is a Certified Public Accountant.