James Kirk, one of the original partners of market intelligence firm Eidetics which was acquired by Quintiles in 2008, is the new leader of that unit.

Kirk, who holds a degree in biochemical sciences from Harvard and a Master’s from Stanford, is the practice leader for market intelligence and analytics practice.

Quintiles is the world’s largest contract research organization, providing a wide variety of services to pharmaceutical and life science companies.

Eidetics was formed in 1988.