Dennis Barnes is a Managing Director at Dovetail Consulting Group. Dennis has over 20 years of experience serving life sciences companies both as an external resource evaluating and testing the effectiveness of compliance programs, and as an internal member of the senior management team charged with building and implementing compliance programs, leading risk management initiatives, and serving as an independent voice reporting directly to Boards of Directors.
Immediately prior to joining Dovetail Consulting Group, Dennis was the Vice President of Global Governance, Risk & Compliance at Mayne Pharma where he was responsible for building and implementing the US Healthcare Compliance Program, developing and executing a global risk management program, and performing independent assessments of a broad range of regulated processes, among other responsibilities.
Before joining Mayne Pharma, Dennis served as Vice President, Global Compliance Officer for PAREXEL International Inc. where he focused on partnering with key global pharmaceutical clients to support their compliance with important elements of their Corporate Integrity Agreements and Deferred Prosecution Agreements. Dennis managed three teams while at PAREXEL, including a US Spend Reporting Team, a US Third Party Due Diligence Team and a Global Third-Party Due Diligence Team located in Hyderabad, India.
Dennis’ earlier career includes ten years as an external consultant with two of the Big Four consulting firms and almost seven years during two separate stints in-house with global pharmaceutical manufacturers including GSK and Sanofi. Based on his early internal audit training, Dennis is deep in his understanding of controls and control environments, particularly related to regulated processes.
Dennis earned his B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University, a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame School of Law, and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, McCombs Graduate School of Business. Dennis is also a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.