Traci Shirachi is the CEO/President of SmartStart Evaluation and Research. She is responsible for making key business decisions for the company to increase SmartStart’s abilities to address principal investigator (“PI”) needs, and help to continue to expand and grow the company. Traci works with all the evaluators within the organization to deliver rigorous work and quality client service. Traci has over 17 years of work experience with consulting companies of various sizes, including PricewaterhouseCoopers. She received a B.A. in political science at the University of California, Davis, and an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University.