Brian Neel, Chief Operating Officer
Brian joined TriLink with over fifteen years of experience as a leader in the life sciences and diagnostics industries. He has significant experience in a wide array of manufacturing operations in life sciences, and worked in chemistry and molecular biology-based operations with Life Technologies (acquired by Thermo Fisher) for over 13 years. Brian has a passion for continuous improvement in operations management, and has held key site leadership roles in organic chemistry, bioproduction, and enzyme purification technologies across organizations within 3 different states, including Synthetic Genomics and GenMark. He received a B.A. in Microbiology from the University of Missouri, Columbia.
Michael Houston, Chief Scientific Officer
Mike brings over ten years of experience as a leader in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries to TriLink. Mike worked as VP of Therapeutic Development and later as CSO at PhaseRx, where he developed mRNA-based therapeutics. Mike served as Vice President of Chemistry and Formulations for Marina Biotech, where he led a team in the development of siRNA based therapies and LNP-based delivery systems. He has significant experience in peptide-based therapeutics, as demonstrated in his role as VP of Preclinical Chemistry and CMC at Ascent Therapeutics. Mike also served as Senior Director of Chemistry and Formulations at Nastech Pharmaceutics. He received a Ph.D. in bio-organic chemistry and a B.Sc. with honors in chemistry from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
Ray Kaczmarek, SVP of GMP Operations
Ray joined TriLink with over 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturing and supply chain operations leadership, to include over 5 years of customer centric CDMO experience. He has significant experience in GMP operations managing organizations, projects, and programs that range from early phase I/II manufacturing to commercial launch and lifecycle management of commercial drug products. He received a B.S. in Biology from Virginia Tech.
Jeff Whitmore, VP of Commercial Operations
Jeff leads all commercial operations and strategy at TriLink with over 20 years of experience in life science commercial leadership and general management. Jeff served as President and Founder of United BioChannels, an international consulting group specializing in supporting companies in growth and market expansion phases prior to joining TriLink. Earlier in his career, Jeff held a variety of commercial leadership roles in life science companies including Singulex, Protein Simple, Alpha Innotech, Molecular Devices, Bio-Rad Laboratories, and Cargill Inc. He received a B.A.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
David Weber, VP and Chief Commercial Officer
David comes to Maravai LifeSciences with over 35 years of experience in life sciences industry commercial leadership and general management. David is responsible for all marketing, sales, product development, commercial strategy, service, and support for all Maravai LifeSciences portfolio companies. Prior to joining Maravai LifeSciences, David served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Affymetrix leading up to its acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific. Earlier in his career, David held a variety of commercial leadership roles in life science companies including Amersham Biosciences (GE Healthcare), Eksigent Technologies, Cyntellect, Stratagene, and The Linus Group.
Harjit Kullar, VP, Marketing
Harjit comes to Maravai LifeSciences with over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing in the life sciences and diagnostics industries, most recently holding the position of Vice President of Marketing at Transgenomic. Earlier in his career, Harjit held a variety of commercial leadership roles in life science companies including Bio-Rad Laboratories, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Life Technologies, LifeSpan BioSciences, and Abcam. Harjit received a BSc in Biochemistry & Pharmacology from University of Southampton, a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from University of Birmingham and an MBA from University of Cambridge.