Acknowledgment of a job done well

Rho promotes quality in every aspect of our culture and every service we provide. Our clients see it not only in the results we deliver but also in the manner in which we deliver them. Our employees see it in having a workplace where they want to stay and grow because they have the freedom to innovate and excel.

From our inception, we have encouraged a culture where critical and creative thinking establishes a reputation for quality, integrity, and productivity. At Rho, expect a welcoming, award-winning environment that provides industry-defining customer service.


Triangle Business Journal Best Places to Work

2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024

Rho has once again been chosen as a winner of Triangle Business Journal’s 2024 Best Places to Work Awards. This is the 12th year Rho has been recognized for the Triangle Business Journal’s award “a prestigious award that honors companies for creating policies and a work environment that employees value.”

One of the most rewarding aspects of this recognition is that it is driven by employee surveys, which are then tabulated and ranked by Quantum Workplace. Rho is honored and proud to receive high marks in areas such as team effectiveness, trust with co-workers, manager effectiveness and work engagements from our employees.

Awarded by Triangle Business Journal

triangle business journal best places to work award

CRO Leadership Awards

2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2023

Each year, ISR conducts a survey asking outsourcing-facing biotech and pharma executives to rank CROs based on more than 20 different performance metrics. Respondents only evaluate companies with which they have worked on an outsourced project within the past 18 months. This level of qualification ensures that survey responses are based on actual involvement with CROs and clear experiential data.

Rho has been awarded the CRO Leadership Award for excellence in Capabilities, Compatibility, Expertise, Quality, and Reliability. Winners in these categories are judged by their customers as having exceeded customer expectations.

In 2023, Rho was recognized for Exceeding Customer Expectations in Compatibility and Quality. Rho was also awarded Individual Attribute Awards for exceeding customer expectations in Data Quality, Technology for Real Time Access to Data and Therapeutic Expertise and was awarded Top Performer in Operational Excellence!

Awarded by Life Sciences Leader

Globee’s 7th Annual American Best in Business Awards

Rho wins Gold Achievement in Fastest Growing Company of the Year in 2022 American Best in Business Awards.

Awarded by Globee®

Rho wins at the 2022 Annual American Business Awards®

Rho has been awarded a Silver Stevie Award in the category “Fastest Growing Company of the Year – Up to 2,500 Employees”.

Awarded by The Steve® Awards

Rho CEO Dr. Laura Helms Reece Wins Gold and Silver Stevie® Awards in 2021 International Business Awards®

Rho CEO Dr. Laura Helms Reece was recently named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Executive of the Year Health Products & Services category and a Silver Stevie® in the Woman of the Year category in the 18th Annual International Business Awards®.

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Awarded by The Steve® Awards

Best CRO – Life Sciences Award

2015, 2016

The Triangle Business Journal (TBJ) recognized Rho as one of the Best CROs. Part of the TBJ’s annual Life Sciences Awards, the Best CRO award recognizes individuals and organizations breaking ground in the life sciences industry.

Awarded by Triangle Business Journal

IBDO life sciences awards

Corporate Philanthropy Award


The Triangle Business Journal (TBJ) presented Rho with a Corporate Philanthropy Award in the first year of the award’s inception. TBJ’s award winners comprise various nonprofit entities, corporations both large and small, and individuals who have gone above and beyond to make a difference in the local community.

Awarded by Triangle Business Journal

corporate philanthropy

Triangle Business Journal’s Family Business Award


The Triangle Business Journal (TBJ) announced Rho as a recipient of their Family Business award in 2017. Winners were recognized for overall excellence, innovation, ethics, philanthropy and contribution to the strength of the Triangle region.

Awarded by Triangle Business Journal

Family Business

When Work Works

2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018

This award honors employers in the greater Durham area that successfully use workplace flexibility to meet both organizational and employee goals. During the rigorous selection process, applicants were measured against data from a nationally representative sample of employers and had to score in the top 20% for flexible work programs and policies and for the supportiveness of the workplace culture.

Awarded by When Work Works

when work works award

Other Corporate Awards

NC Family-Friendly 40 Companies Award, 2003 – 2010
Awarded by Carolina Parent

Gold Circle of Champions, 2006 – 2012
Awarded by the March of Dimes, Triangle March for Babies

Silver Circle of Champions, 2004, 2005
Awarded by the March of Dimes, Triangle Walk America

Special Participant Award, 2000
Awarded by the March of Dimes, Triangle Walk America

Corporate Member, 2007 – 2012
Awarded by the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium, Inc.

Business Champions, 2007, 2008
Awarded by Business Leader Magazine

Certificate of Appreciation, 2005
Awarded by Toys for Tots – United States Marine Corps Reserve

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