Scott is President, CEO, and co-founder of Vodori. With over 20 years of life science experience, Scott is responsible for company strategy, business development, and helping Vodorians maximize their potential. Scott graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Economics.
Grant is CTO and co-founder of Vodori. Grant is responsible for Vodori’s Product R&D, platform architecture and strategy. Grant graduated from Northwestern University in 2002 with a degree in Computer Information Systems. He has been building enterprise systems for customers in life sciences for more than 17 years.
Stacy is VP, Product Strategy and co-founder of Vodori. She has spent 20+ years partnering with life sciences organizations to implement enterprise business intelligence and content management solutions. She is responsible for continuously advancing Vodori’s overall product vision and strategy, ensuring that we help create transparency and authenticity between life sciences organizations and the patients they serve. Stacy graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a BS in Civil Engineering.
Board of Directors
Richard Gochnauer, lead director. Richard retired in 2011 as CEO of United Stationers, a leading wholesale distributor of office and business products. From 1994 until he joined United in 2002, Richard held the positions of Vice Chairman and President, International, and President and Chief Operating Officer of Golden State Foods (GSF). Prior to GSF, Richard served as Executive Vice President of the Dial Corporation where he was responsible for their Household Consumer Products businesses. Richard is a current member of the board of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, UGI Corporation, Golden State Foods, and The Center for Higher Ambition Leadership. He earned a Masters degree in Business Administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University.
Jim Hussey is currently CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Seneca Therapeutics, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of oncolytic immune therapeutics based on Seneca Valley Virus (SVV-001). Jim has been a CEO or President for nearly 20 years, has been a member of the C-Suite at several successful biotech/pharmaceutical companies and has deep experience in leading and growing technology start-up companies.
In his 35+ year career in pharmaceutical and biotech companies, Hussey has served in roles ranging from CEO of Nanolink, NeoPharm and Physicians Quality Care, to President at Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Executive Vice President at Athenex, and General Manager at Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Attorney Brian Parker, Partner at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, has over 20 years of experience advising branded and generic pharmaceutical, biopharma, and biotech companies in the areas of medical, legal, and regulatory matters. These life science and healthcare companies range in revenue from 50 million to 75 billion dollars and include some of the largest companies in the S&P 500 Index. He regularly works with life science and healthcare C-Suite executives, Directors, and Management professionals on developing and implementing strategies involving marketing, sales and business development to achieve sustainable recurring revenue growth. He has a proven track record working alongside pharmaceutical and healthcare executives on key performance indicators in developing cross-selling strategies across various verticals to improve cash flow, profitability, and lifetime customer value. He currently serves on multiple for-profit and non-profit boards.
Jim Pavlik joined Baird Capital’s Venture Capital team in 2003 and focuses on investments in the Technology & Services sectors. Jim currently oversees the firm’s investments in Appdetex, Datica, Forj, Hireology, NowSecure, Upfront Healthcare and Zaloni, and was actively involved with prior investments in Cielo, Coalfire, emids, InsideTrack, Montage and PayChoice. Prior to joining Baird Capital, Jim was with Madison Dearborn Partners, where he focused on early stage venture capital investments in the telecom, media and technology services sectors. He began his career in Salomon Smith Barney’s investment banking group, where he was involved with a variety of equity and fixed income financings and M&A transactions. Jim received a B.A. in economics, summa cum laude, from Duke University and an MBA with distinction from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Vice President, Sales at Birdeye, Sarah has spent the last 20+ years driving organizational change by building and developing top-performing teams. She is motivated by innovation, employee growth and obsessed with customer success. Sarah is an advocate for the diversity and inclusion of women in leadership in technology and sales. She serves as an advisor to Vodori’s Sales and Marketing teams.
Kurt founded 11.2 Ventures, an early stage venture fund that focuses on creating, incubating and accelerating companies from concept to market. He is also a Venture Advisor to Purple Arch Ventures, which focuses on early stage investments in companies founded by Northwestern University alumni. Kurt has Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial leadership experience, and has developed a business framework for growth that has been proven out in the spectrum of pre-revenue startups to multi-billion dollar enterprises. Over his sales and management career has sold over $300 million in goods and services for F500 companies that include Baxter Healthcare, Verizon, EDS, and British Telecom. As a corporate leader, he has held P&L responsibility for Western Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific, as well as launched non-US multi-nationals in North America. He now serves as an advisor to the Vodori Leadership team.
Lesly Marban is a visionary, purpose-driven marketing, branding, and strategy expert with experience leading generic and branded pharmaceutical products, medical devices, and supplies. She is currently Senior Vice President Marketing at Intuitive, a medical device company and global technology leader in minimally invasive care and robotic-assisted surgery. Prior to Intuitive, Lesly was founder and principal of Diberin Solutions, where she provided industry expertise and management consulting to high-growth startups and small to medium sized companies focused on medical devices, pharmaceutical, biotech and contract services. Prior to Diberin Solutions, Lesly was Chief Marketing Officer of Medline Industries, Inc. where she oversaw the medical supplier’s overall brand strategy and found new ways to position the company for growth, including leading new market entry initiatives that drove over $1 billion of incremental sales within four years. Ms. Marban joined Medline after a 17-year career at Baxter. She serves as an advisor to the Vodori Marketing & Leadership teams.
Brent Ryan is a leader in technology with successes in building industry-leading software engineering teams. He’s currently Vice President of Engineering at Cvent, where he helped grow the engineering team to over 500 developers while building out a scalable and flexible architecture. The architecture has allowed for the Cvent product to adapt and grow, becoming one of most successful SaaS Enterprise software companies in recent history. Prior to Cvent, Brent explored several different verticals such as semiconductors (Motorola), education (Blackboard), finance (PayPal), and gaming (Zynga), giving him the breadth of experience needed in today’s market. Brent serves as an advisor to the Vodori Product Development teams.
Andrew Stapleton has led Customer Success in an entrepreneurial family of tech companies since 2009: BigMachines (acquired by Oracle in 2014), SteelBrick (acquired by Salesforce in 2016), and most recently G2. After cutting his teeth as a Sales Engineer at BigMachines, he got the chance to revamp and lead their Customer Success Advisor team. He joined SteelBrick as employee #35 to start their customer success team of one, which grew to a large global organization now continuing to delight, retain, and grow customers at Salesforce. At G2 he owns customer success, customer support, and solutions consulting, and all teams share in learning about G2’s vendors, analyzing their marketplace data, and recommending ways that they can reach their potential. Andrew serves as advisor to the Vodori Customer Success team.
Will has a successful track record of building best-in-class brands and growing market share for emerging tech companies. He was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at SpringCM, which was acquired by DocuSign in 2018; was Chief Marketing Officer at SteelBrick which was acquired by Salesforce in 2016; and was Vice President of Marketing at BigMachines which was acquired by Oracle in 2013. He currently serves as advisor and coach to Vodori Marketing and Leadership teams.