Leadership

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Chief Executive Officer
Brian Parker

•Previously Vice President and General Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific

•Grew, turned around, and started a wide range of healthcare technology and services businesses

•BA in History from the University of Alaska, where he attended on a military scholarship

•Served in the US Army’s 6th Infantry Division as a Military Intelligence Officer

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Chief Financial Officer
Ed Mendham, CPA, MBA

•Previously Chief Financial Officer of Simply Beautiful Smiles (SBS), served as Vice President, Finance – Portfolio Companies for BelHealth Investment Partners, and served as Chief Financial Officer of Qforma, a BelHealth portfolio company.

•Served as Vice President, Finance of Advanced Health Media, and in various financial and accounting roles at JDS Uniphase Corporation

•Graduated from Trenton State College (The College of New Jersey) with a BS in Accountancy and earned his MBA from Rider University.

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Chief Scientific Officer
Robert Perry

•Previously Senior Director at Atara Biotherapeutics

•Before Atara, served as Vice President of Manufacturing/ Logistics at Athersys, Inc

•Guest lecturer and authored book chapters on GMP production of cell therapies and established a logistics network to deliver a cell therapy product with a 30-hour shelf life to various clinical sites in 8 different countries with an on-time delivery rate of 97%.

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Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer
Justin Henson

•Previously served as the Global, Senior Director of Commercial Operations at Thermo Fisher

•Prior to joining Thermo Fisher, had 16 years of sales leadership experience with Avantor

•BS in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University.  Following graduation, earned LEAN certification gaining his Six Sigma green belt from Villanova University.

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Chief Commercial Officer
Jay Hertweck

•Previously Research and Development Specialist at Pierce Biotechnology

•Held various commercial roles throughout the life science industry

•Served as the National Sales Director for the Bioproduction business of Thermo Fisher Scientific

•BA in Biochemistry from Northern Illinois University

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Vice President, Operations
Patricia Cazcarro

•Previously Quality Manager for Revlon. Prior to Revlon, Patricia worked for EMD Chemicals.  Prior to joining EMD Chemicals, Patricia led the Clinical Diagnostics Laboratories within Enzo Biochem’s Molecular Diagnostics Division

BS in Biology from Iowa State University while on a swimming scholarship. Following graduation, she proceeded to earn her Master of Science in Plant Geneticsva University.

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CEO, ORFLO Business Unit
Harold (Ted) Ayliffe

•Joined GeminiBio following the acquisition of ORFLO Technologies

•Serves as CEO of the ORFLO business unit

•BS in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with High Distinction (1989). Following graduation worked for two years in Augsburg Germany for M.A.N. Roland AG

•Obtained his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the Univ. of Utah and worked as a Post Doc. for Hewlett-Packard Laboratories

•Co-founded G3 (Genuine Guide Gear LLC). Also founded Skye Alpine LLC