The Team
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The success of IBX is attributed to the hard work, dedication, and professionalism of our scientific, administrative, and technical staff

Executive team

Robin Grimwood

Chief Executive Officer

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  • VP & GM – Brooks Life Sciences – 5 yrs
  • Owner and co-founder – FLUIDX – 12 yrs
  • Snr Dir Sales & Marketing ThermoFisher – 10 yrs
  • GM – Integra Biosciences – 6 yrs
  • Snr Scientist – CRB (AstraZeneca) – 2 yrs

Russell Hager

Executive VP & Strategic Operations

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  • VP – Brooks Life Sciences / BioStorage Technologies – 9 years
  • Snr Director Global Logistics – Abbott Laboratories – 14 years
  • GM Harnischfeger Ind – 6 yrs
  • Prj Mgr/Ops Mgr – Procter & Gamble – 8 yrs

Amit Bhalla

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

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  • Sr Healthcare Analyst – Lord Abbett (5 yrs)
  • VP Global Strategy; Executive Management Team – Becton Dickinson
  • Director Equity Research (Life Sciences; Medtech) – Citigroup (6 yrs)
  • VP Equity Research (Pharma; Medtech) – Morgan Stanley (6 yrs)
  • Scientist (Ortho McNeil Pharma) – Johnson & Johnson (3 yrs)

Mary Storella

Vice President & General Counsel

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  • VP, Snr Counsel, Corp Transactions, Celgene Corp — 3 yrs
  • Executive Director, Business Development, Merck & Co., Inc. — 1 yr
  • Director, Legal, Corporate Transactions, Merck & Co., Inc. — 7 yrs
  • Snr Counsel, Corporate Transactions, Schering-Plough Corp — 5 yrs.

Shareef Nahas

Chief Scientific Officer & VP Laboratory Services

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  • Sr. Director Clinical Operations, Rady Children’s Institute of Genomic Medicine (5 yrs)
  • Director of Clinical and Molecular Genomics at Genoptix (Novartis) Medical Laboratory (3 yrs)
  • Laboratory Director at Ambry Genetics (3 yrs)

Isabella Britton

Head of People

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Isabella is a Human Resources Leader with over 20 years of experience primarily focused in the Life Sciences industry. Most recently she was the Executive Director of Human Resources at Celgene. In her role, she provided HR expertise to the Chief Medical Officer, the President of Global Clinical Development and the Chief Information Officer and their organizations. Prior to Celgene, Isabella held various HR roles at Merck and Schering-Plough providing HR expertise to multiple organizations including Global Marketing, Global Market Access, and Global Information Technology.

Commercial team

Craig Esliger

VP Commercial Affairs, North America

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  • Experience in the drug, device, GOV/NGO and CRO industries
  • 5+ years at ICON plc as Vice President of Account/Commercial Strategy
  • 15+ years at PPD in Business Development & Corporate Alliances
  • Scientific training in biochemistry and cyto/histopathology

Aaron Venables

VP Commercial, International

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  • Chief Commercial Officer of Fluidic Analytics, (2 yrs)
  • GM & Executive Director of Weatherbys Scientific (2.5 yrs)
  • Global Marketing Director, Chief of Staff , Thermo Fisher Scientific (8.5 yrs)
  • Sales and Marketing Management roles at Illumina, Qiagen and Sigma-Aldrich (10 yrs)

Florence Rodriguez

Global Head of Commercial Operations

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  • Experienced leader with 24+ years of global commercial and business development; outside laboratory relationship management, emerging markets and operational execution.
  • Associate Director, Strategic Partners and Corporate Accounts – Brooks Life Sciences – 9 yrs
  • Associate Director, Global Head of Local Laboratory Services – Covance – 15 yrs

Management team

Elga Howell

Finance Controller

Mike Sheldon

Senior Director Scientific Affairs

Dana Garbolino

Sr Director of Communications & Project Management

Christian Bixby

Senior Director Analytical and Clinical Services

Jess McDevitt

Associate Director Development Projects

Elaine Kwon

Director, Sample Extraction and Processing Services

Paulomi A. Shah

Associate Director Biospecimen Operations

Chris Piccirillo

Director Laboratory Automation

Jennifer Moore

Senior Director Advanced Sample Processing Services

Chirayu Goswami

Senior Director, Bioinformatics Services

Mayur Patel

Senior Director, Quality Assurance

Suzanne Markind

Senior Director, IT and Application Development

Jitesh Patel

Senior Director, Infrastructure & Logistics

Gary Price

Head of Regulatory Affairs

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Gary has joined IBX as Head of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance. Gary has extensive experience in regulatory compliance, auditing, licensure, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and consumer products. He has most recently served as a consultant responsible for conducting due diligence audits and on-going recalls. Previously, Gary served as a Senior Director, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs – International and Joint Ventures.

Scott Waksman

Director, Finance & Corporate Development

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Scott has over 20 years of experience as a finance professional primarily in the financial services and media business sectors. Before joining IBX, he worked at Thomson Reuters where he held a number of roles including VP, Head of Finance for the Investing & Advisory division, Head of Finance for the FX Transactions business and Director in the Corporate Finance group. In these roles he partnered with business leaders to drive strategic and financial objectives, including successful acquisitions and integrations. Prior to Thomson Reuters, Scott worked at Universal American Financial Corp. and MetLife. Scott holds a BA in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

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