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The Team

Andy (Andiappan) Bala, MTech, MBA

Andy (Andiappan) Bala, MTech, MBA

CEO - Chief Executive Officer

Strategic Technology Leader with expertise building high-performance global teams.
Demonstrated capabilities to identify and manage outcomes that impact customer centricity. Expertise in delivering on large outcome and complex projects.
Added significant value to a major Healthcare giant and startup firms. Held Leadership positions in Pharmaceutical, Technology and non-profit firms to lead strategic initiatives.

Education:

  • M. Tech (Computer Science and Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
  • MBA (Technology Management) – Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey
  • BE (Honors), Electronics and Communication Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India
Laura M. Ferguson, PhD

Laura M. Ferguson, PhD

CSO - Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Laura Ferguson brings twenty-five years of experience leading successful efforts in biotechnology R&D, business & strategy execution and commercialization. As Chief Scientific Officer, she applies her knowledge of infectious diseases, immunology, and oncology to support of the development and commercial availability of life science products. Dr. Ferguson is responsible for scientific, technological, and research operations to ensure Delphine’s success with Regulatory authorities and customer satisfaction. Her diverse experience with the scientific and life science business communities allows her to build synergistic relationships with trade and professional societies, corporations, government entities, and universities to develop and grow Delphine’s product line.

Dr. Ferguson is the Inaugural Chair of the External Advisory Council of the Bioengineering Department of Lehigh University and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science at Lehigh. Formerly, she held roles at the University of Pennsylvania in the Penn Center for Innovation, the Olympus Corporation of the Americas in the Scientific Solutions division, and Sanofi Pasteur in both Scientific and Commercial Operations. Dr. Ferguson maintains a life science consulting practice based in Bethlehem, PA.

Education:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology), Harvard Medical School, Brookline, MA
  • PhD (Biochemistry, Molecular  Cell Biology), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • BS (Biology) (with High Honors), College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Mani Mariappa, MS

Mani Mariappa, MS

Business Mentor

Mani Mariappa is the Founder and Managing Director of a leading Microbiology Lab network called Micro Lab India. He is a Customer-Centric Leader, practices relentless improvement of Diagnostics outcomes using the latest technology solutions and innovative practices for the past four decades.

Mr. Mani is a highly accomplished professional, recognized by doctors and clinicians as one of the top experts in Clinical Microbiology.

He built an organization that excels in “customer-first approach” and provides exemplary service through sixty branches spread across five states in Southern India.

The MicroLab Organization emphasizes on detailed diagnosis to help avert Medical complications.

Several Education Institutions and business forums recognized his contributions, and the positive impact that Mr Mani made in South India region by honoring him with the Top Entrepreneur Award and spotlighting his performance many times.

Mr. Mani’s Organization believes in giving back to the society by providing scholarships from Dinesh Memorial Scientific Research Trust (DMT) to around 100 underprivileged students who aspire to study Medicine, Science or Engineering education.

As a business mentor for Delphine Diagnostics, Mr. Mani is steering the team towards best practices in Industry and International standards, while retaining the customer-centric approach at the core of the product or service offering.

Education:

MS (Clinical Microbiology), Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Ethlyn Haseth-Wolstenholme, BS, BA, Pharm D

Ethlyn Haseth-Wolstenholme, BS, BA, Pharm D

General Manager - Supply Chain

Ethlyn is a highly accomplished end-to-end Supply Chain and Procurement executive with well over 35 years experience in diverse sectors of the healthcare industry.

Significant leadership assignments in Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Consumer/Self-Care platforms have afforded experiences & insights in multi-geographical sites and in multi-functional disciplines particularly in Operations, Global Business Development, Supplier Relationship Management, Strategic Sourcing, and Contract Negotiation.

Ethlyn is a Registered Pharmacist with additional degrees in Biology & Chemistry.  She attended graduate courses at Smith College Consortium & the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Education:

  • Pharmacist (Pharm D), University of Puerto Rico, School of Pharmacy, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • BS (Biology), InterAmerican University, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • BA (Chemistry), InterAmerican University, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Graduate courses, Wharton School of Business & Smith College Leadership Consortium
Raja Duraisamy, ME

Raja Duraisamy, ME

Chief Data Officer

Accomplished Technology Leadership specialization in IoT/Data Analytics and Telecommunication domains with expertise building Centers of Excellence and leading next-generation product development for global markets.

Commercialized remote monitoring and management of plant health for large farms, and deploying solutions across Asia, Europe, and North America.

Delivered commercial roll-out of large telecom network projects in the APAC region, with commercial success stories.

Education:

ME (Computer Science), Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India

David Spaventa, BA

David Spaventa, BA

Special Advisor to CEO

David Spaventa brings 20 years of sales leadership in startup and early-stage organizations in the life sciences, real estate, and fintech spaces.  David has advised CEOs, founders, Sales Leaders and Investors on creating wining sales strategies and building sales organizations from the ground up. He has a track record of proven success, mentoring, managing and teaching award winning sales representatives and leaders as well as being highly decorated in multiple industries. David has also advocated on Capitol Hill on behalf of several industries and organizations and continues to mentor those who are considering careers in sales.

Education:

B.A. (Economics and Finance), Stockton University, New Jersey, USA

Michael Ports, BS

Michael Ports, BS

Quality Analyst and CGMP Specialist

Held roles of Quality Engineer, Process Engineer and Quality Manager in the manufacture of automotive batteries and recycling operations. Worked at both the facility and corporate levels. Worked to improve processing and quality across 9 manufacturing locations, two corporate labs and two OEM design and support sites.

  • Reduced test failures on military batteries by over 90% and materials costs by 15% by identifying and reducing important sources of variation in production.
  • Worked on the implementation of the automotive versions of ISO 9001, QS 9001 and ISO/TS 16949 at the corporate level and assisted the facilities with their implementation.

Held various roles in the semiconductor, electric distribution, paper and medical device industries.

  • Assisted two sites at Neenah Paper with quality improvements, internal auditing and the transition from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015.
  • ALCON Worked as a contract Quality Engineer in the transfer of designs from R&D into production. The facility was ISO 13485 certified and produced components for ophthalmological surgical instruments.

 

Education:

B.S. (Chemical Engineering), Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, USA

Naren Nayak, MTech, BTech

Naren Nayak, MTech, BTech

Senior Strategic Advisor

Naren Nayak is a strategic technology executive and leader with 35+ years of experience across a wide range of products and technologies. As a business owner he has provided services to several corporations in the U.S.A. including Hewlett-Packard, Intel, DirecTV, Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank, Adobe, Marvell, Granite Construction, Reflektion, and Sabre. His international clients include ALS (Israel), Banamex (Mexico), Conavi Bank (Colombia), and Medmera (Sweden). Naren’s current interests are in technology areas related to education and healthcare.

Education:

M.Tech. (Computer Science), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India

B.Tech. (Electronics), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India

Himanshu Bhatia MD, MBA

Himanshu Bhatia MD, MBA

Chief Medical Advisor

Over twenty years of experience in Research, Development, and Commercialization of medical devices.

Education:

  • MBA, University of Rochester, NY
  • MS (Biochemistry), University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
  • MD, BJ Medical College, Pune, India
John Shaw MBA, BS

John Shaw MBA, BS

Chief Financial Officer

John Shaw brings more than twenty-five years business expertise, including twenty years serving corporate, startup companies, and private equity clients.

Demonstrated expertise developing, analyzing, and advising on projected financial information, strategic growth alternatives, and financial operations.

Possesses an entrepreneurial mind set and ability to work strategically and analytically in collaboration with global cross-functional teams.

Led the divestiture of the $1.6B revenue diabetes business for business units within Johnson & Johnson Group of companies while increasing the profitability by $100M.

Education

  • MBA (Finance and Economics), Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • BS (Finance & Accounting), (cum laude) Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Mark A. Iorio, BBA

Mark A. Iorio, BBA

Head of Marketing

A highly accomplished sales and marketing executive with a quick understanding of business situations and challenges leading to insightful problem-solving solutions. Proven new business development executive who has successfully negotiated and closed deals with C-level clients, Directors, and Managers .Great at balancing critical thinking and implementation, while making things happen with a built-in sense of urgency.

Mark Iorio is the President of the Mega Group, a Brand and Culture consulting firm, and is the Managing Partner of BCAT Partners, which has developed a proprietary tool that measures and maps the gap between an organization’s brand and culture.

Education:

BBA, The College Of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ