The Top 25 Healthcare Technology Leaders of Dallas for 2023

The Healthcare Technology Report is pleased to announce The Top 25 Healthcare Technology Leaders of Dallas for 2023. As the second-largest city in Texas, Dallas stands as an ideal hub for healthcare technology companies, primarily owing to its vibrant healthcare landscape. The city hosts a flourishing medical sector, home to world-renowned hospitals and research institutions such as UT Southwestern Medical Center, which actively fosters collaboration and drives innovation within the field. Additionally, Dallas offers a business-friendly environment, characterized by relatively low taxes and a cost of living that compares favorably to other major tech hubs, thus serving as an appealing destination for both startups and well-established companies. The visionary leaders featured in this year's list have played pivotal roles in guiding their organizations towards excellence in areas like innovation, growth, and operational efficiency, all while keeping their unwavering focus on the ultimate goal: enhancing the quality of life for patients.

Among this year's awardees is David Cheetham, the CEO of LifeScience Logistics. Cheetham is a highly experienced healthcare distribution executive with over 25 years of experience, including co-founding Sonexus Health, LLC, where he navigated a successful acquisition transition to Cardinal Health Corporation. Next, we have Andy Moye, a seasoned commercial leader and corporate development executive who has worked across the molecular diagnostics, biotechnology and life sciences industries. Moye currently serves as the CEO of Paige. During his time with the company, Moye's accomplishments include the U.S. launch of Paige Prostate, the first and only AI-based pathology product to receive FDA approval for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) use in detecting cancer in prostate biopsies. Additionally, Mike Grazer, the Vice President of Distribution Operations for Patterson Companies, has served the company for over 20 years. In his current role, Grazer is responsible for all distribution and logistics for the Dental and Animal Health business units, overseeing more than 70 sites and approximately 1,400 employees.

Please join us in celebrating The Top 25 Healthcare Technology Leaders of Dallas for 2023.


1. Warren Huff
Company: Reata Pharmaceuticals
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Warren Huff is the Chairman of the Board, Secretary, and Chief Executive Officer of Reata. He has served as their sole CEO and Chairman since their founding in 2002, and as their President until February 2022. Prior to founding Reata, Huff served as Chief Executive Officer in a number of biotechnology and information technology start-up enterprises. Huff started his career as an attorney with Johnson & Gibbs, P.C., where he was a partner and Chairman of the Corporate Securities Practice. Huff received a B.B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University.

Reata is a global biopharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing novel therapeutics for patients with serious or life-threatening diseases with few or no approved therapies. Reata focuses on molecular pathways involved in the regulation of cellular metabolism and inflammation. Reata’s first product, SKYCLARYS® (omaveloxolone) has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of Friedreich’s ataxia and is under review in Europe by the EMA. In addition, Reata is developing cemdomespib for the treatment of patients with diabetic neuropathic pain.


2. Aaron Burton
Company: Sciton
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Aaron Burton is the Chief Executive Officer of Sciton,a totally employee-owned medical device company established in 1997 by co-founders Jim Hobart, Ph.D., and Dan Negus, Ph.D. Sciton is committed to providing best-in-class laser and light solutions for medical professionals who want superior durability, performance, and value. Sciton offers aesthetic and medical devices for women’s health, fractional and full-coverage skin resurfacing and skin revitalization, phototherapy, and much more.

Burton joined the company in 2011 as an area sales manager. Sciton operates worldwide with direct sales forces in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, and distributor partners in more than 45 countries. Previously, Burton was a director of sales in North Texas & Oklahoma at LOGIX Communications, LP.


3. Simon Castellanos
Company: AIS Healthcare
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Simon Castellanos joined AIS Healthcare as Chief Executive Officer in November 2016. Castellanos brings more than 18 years of healthcare experience, having served in a wide variety of executive roles in both finance and operations. Most recently, Castellanos was the CEO of Western Dental, Inc., in Orange, CA, a dental service organization with more than 200 centers throughout the West Coast. As the leading provider of targeted drug delivery and infusion care solutions, AIS Healthcare is committed to doing more of what matters.

Previously, Castellanos held several executive roles, including president, at Fresenius Medical Care, which provides dialysis services to more than 160,000 patients. Prior to joining Fresenius, Castellanos worked at Gambro Healthcare International (now Diaverum), in Lakewood, CO, where he held finance positions, including Chief Financial Officer of its International Division. Castellanos’ international experience included responsibility for all financial and analytical activities for the division’s mergers and acquisitions, and SEC filings with Arcadis, NV, in the Netherlands. Castellanos holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Bernard M. Baruch College in New York.


4. David Cheetham
Company: LifeScience Logistics
Title: Chief Executive Officer

David Cheetham is a highly experienced healthcare distribution executive with over 25 years of experience in improving supply chain solutions throughout the industry, ranging from large companies to startups. Cheetham joined LifeScience Logistics (LSL) as the Chief Executive Officer in July 2022. LifeScience Logistics, founded in 2006, is a third party logistics company committed to offering the highest quality, flexibility, and compliance in Healthcare Supply Chain Solutions. LSL operates out of four cGMP compliant and FDA registered facilities totaling more than 1.35 million SF of fully validated and temperature mapped space. LSL is a Board of Pharmacy licensed distributor, VAWD-accredited, cGMP and FDA compliant company.

Before joining LSL, Cheetham served as the EVP of United Allergy Services. Prior to that role, he served as President and General Manager of the Manufacturer Services division of Amerisourcebergen Corporation (NYSE: ABC), where he successfully led the division’s operations and implemented innovative solutions. Cheetham also co-founded Sonexus Health, LLC, where he led the company’s expansion and later navigated a successful acquisition transition to Cardinal Health Corporation (NYSE:CAH). After the acquisition, Cheetham took charge of the Specialty Pharmaceutical Services Division, where he continued to demonstrate his expertise in the healthcare industry. Cheetham holds a BA from Tulane University and has been recognized for his contributions to the industry.


5. Andy Moye
Company: Paige
Title: Chief Executive Officer and Board Member

Andy Moye is a seasoned commercial leader and corporate development executive who has worked across the molecular diagnostics, biotechnology and life sciences industries. He is currently Chief Executive Officer at Paige and previously served as Chief Commercial Officer, where he led the company’s clinical sales and commercial strategy, including the U.S. launch of Paige Prostate, the first and only AI-based pathology product to receive FDA approval for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) use in detecting cancer in prostate biopsies.

Previously, Moye served as Head of Commercial Operations in North America and Latin America for the Digital and Computational Pathology division of Philips, delivering significant growth in both markets for the emerging business. Moye has also served in executive roles at leading healthcare companies, including Ontada, a division of McKesson, Caris Life Sciences, and WaferGen Bio-systems, now part of Takara Bio. Prior to joining the industry, Moye served as a Lieutenant and flight officer in the U.S. Navy, completing missions in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Europe, and South America. He received a Ph.D. in health economics from Walden University, MBA from the University of Florida and B.S. in physiology from the University of Arizona.


6. Eric Strafel
Company: Molecular Testing Labs
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Eric Strafel is the Chief Executive Officer of Molecular Testing Labs, which is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington. They provide laboratory solutions through collaborative partnerships with payors, private healthcare institutions, universities, commercial partners, and public health organizations. Notably, Strafel is a seasoned executive and respected corporate thought leader. For more than 25 years, the former corporate CEO and Fortune 50 executive has dedicated himself to building forward-thinking teams and scaling innovation to create transformational organizations that thrive in an increasingly entrepreneurial and purpose-driven world.

Previous leadership roles for Strafel include serving as VP of Strategy and Market Development for Boeing Global Services; and President/CEO of Aviall, where he led the creation of the framework for Aviall’s 20/20 vision for future growth. Prior to joining Aviall, Strafel was VP of Supply Chain Management for L3 Communications, one of the largest defense companies in the US. He is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM). He holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Binghamton University. Strafel sits on the Board of Directors of FDH Aero – and previously held roles on the Texas Diversity Council and the Irving Chamber of Commerce.


7. Pierre Bertrand
Company: Neurolens
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Pierre Bertrand is the Chief Executive Officer of Neurolens, a company that addresses common binocular vision issues using a three-step process. Step one is efficiently identifying patient symptomology using a basic online symptom screener that every patient can complete in minutes. This information goes directly to the Neurolens Measurement Device, Gen 2—or NMD2—ready for step two, which is accurately and objectively measuring the patient’s level of misalignment. The NMD2 is an objective, accurate and repeatable way to measure eye misalignment as small as 0.01 Prism Diopters.

Notably, Bertrand’s leadership has helped bolster the national expansion, making the breakthrough Neurolens Measurement Device more accessible to private practice optometry nationwide. Prior to joining Neurolens, Bertrand served as President of Vision Associates — a division of EssilorLuxottica — where he oversaw more than 200 retail locations across the US. During his eight-year tenure at EssilorLuxottica, Bertrand held executive leadership positions as VP of Marketing for Essilor of America and President, Essilor Canada. Prior to Essilor, Bertrand also held senior leadership positions at Pfizer. Bertrand graduated from the University of Windsor with an MBA in finance and strategy and from Concordia University with an undergraduate degree in economics.


8. Jon Harmon
Company: Caris Life Sciences
Title: Chief Operations Officer

Jon Mark Harmon joined Caris Life Sciences in September 2018 and currently serves as SVP and Chief Operations Officer. He leads Caris’ efforts in data and technology enhancements and oversees multiple business units, including customer support, information technology and security, software engineering, bioinformatics, supply chain and clinical research operations. Caris Life Sciences® is the leading next-generation TechBio company and precision medicine pioneer that is actively developing and delivering innovative solutions to revolutionize healthcare and improve the human condition.

Prior to joining Caris, Harmon was instrumental in building Phytel, Inc. into one of the leading Population Health companies in the United States. As head of the Implementation department for Phytel, Harmon led successful integrations into hundreds of EHR and practice management systems, and progressed to VP of Product Management before Phytel, Inc. was acquired by IBM Watson Health in 2015. Harmon held multiple advisory roles in assisting with the merger of Phytel, Explorys, and Curam into Watson Health’s foundational platform, before taking the role of Global Offering Leader to manage all aspects of Watson Health’s patient engagement business. Harmon received his bachelor’s from Abilene Christian University.


9. Clay Aiena
Company: Orthofix
Title: Chief Information Officer

Clay Aiena is the Chief Information Officer of Orthofix, a leading global spine and orthopedics company with a comprehensive portfolio of biologics, innovative spinal hardware, bone growth therapies, specialized orthopedic solutions, and a leading surgical navigation system. Their products are distributed in 68 countries worldwide. Headquartered in Lewisville, Texas, with primary offices in Carlsbad, CA, and Verona, Italy, their combined company’s global R&D, commercial and manufacturing footprint also includes facilities and offices around the globe.

Aiena began his career in 1999. Before joining Orthofix, he was a VP and managing executive partner at Gartner. Before that, he served as a CIO at StoneGate Senior Living. Earlier in his career, he worked with the United States Marine Corps as a communications officer. Aiena graduated from Texas McCombs School of Business with an MBA and from the United States Naval Academy with an undergraduate degree in computer science.


10. Ben Berry
Company: Enovis
Title: Chief Financial Officer

Ben Berry joined Enovis in 2020. Since then, he has strengthened the Company’s financial teams and processes, while making significant contributions to Enovis’ improved operating performance and profit margins. He has also played a key role in shaping the Company’s growth strategy, including acquisitions. Previously, Berry spent 18 years in the medical technologies sector with Alcon, which included its launch as an independent public company. During his tenure, he served in finance leadership roles of increasing responsibility in strategy, operations and business process improvement. He holds an MBA from Kennesaw State University.

Enovis Corporation is an innovation-driven medical technology growth company dedicated to developing clinically differentiated solutions that generate measurably better patient outcomes and transform workflows. Powered by a culture of continuous improvement, global talent and innovation, the Company’s extensive range of products, services and integrated technologies fuels active lifestyles in orthopedics and beyond.


11. Doug Rice
Company: MiMedx
Title: Chief Financial Officer

Doug Rice is the Chief Financial Officer of MiMedx, a pioneer and leader focused on helping humans heal. With more than a decade of helping clinicians manage chronic and other hard-to-heal wounds, MIMEDX is dedicated to providing a leading portfolio of products for applications in the wound care, burn, and surgical sectors of healthcare.

Rice joined MIMEDX after nearly a decade as the CFO of Orthofix Medical, a leading global spine and orthopedics company, following the company’s recent merger with SeaSpine. Prior to Orthofix, Rice was also CFO at Vision Source. He’s also held several finance leadership roles at different companies, including at McAfee and Concentra, having started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Rice is a Certified Public Accountant and received his BBA with honors and his MBA from Southern Methodist University.


12. Richard Heppenstall
Company: ZimVie
Title: Chief Financial Officer

Richard Heppenstall is the Chief Financial Officer of ZimVie, a global life sciences leader in the dental and spine markets that develops, manufactures, and delivers a comprehensive portfolio of products and solutions designed to treat a wide range of spine pathologies and support dental tooth replacement and restoration procedures. The company was founded in March 2022. From its headquarters in Westminster, Colorado, and additional facilities around the globe, the company serves customers in over 70 countries worldwide with a robust offering of dental and spine solutions including differentiated product platforms supported by extensive clinical evidence.

Heppenstall oversees all areas of ZimVie’s Finance and Accounting organizations and Investor Relations. He has more than 25 years of experience across all areas of finance within medtech and other industries. Heppenstall most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Breg, Inc. and previously held senior leadership roles at Orthofix International, Solera Holdings, Flowserve Corporation, and Coopervision Inc. Heppenstall graduated from Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business with an MBA in finance and international business and from UC Irvine with an undergraduate degree in economics.


13. Bill Murray
Company: Verista
Title: Chief Financial Officer

Bill Murray is the Chief Financial Officer of Verista, a leading business, technology and compliance company that enables clients to improve health and improve lives. They help clients solve their most critical and complex challenges across the GxP lifecycle, from preclinical and clinical to commercialization, manufacturing and distribution. Murray brings over 25 years of experience in financial transactions, healthcare operations, and international management. As CFO, he oversees Verista’s accounting, treasury, finance, risk management, budgeting, and reporting functions.

Prior to joining Verista, Murray was CFO of multiple PE-backed companies and exits, including MPower Practice Management, Seamless Medical Systems, MedSynergies, and Allegro Development Corporation. Murray is active in the community, having served on the Board of Trustees and as President of Lauchability, a charity providing support and opportunities to adults with cognitive disabilities. He has an MBA from Columbia University and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from University College Dublin.


14. Brad Hess
Company: ExactCare Pharmacy
Title: Chief Operating Officer

Brad Hess is the Chief Operating Officer of ExactCare Pharmacy, a national medication management and pharmacy provider that specializes in helping people with complex medical needs overcome medication-related and chronic care challenges. They partner with health care organizations to enable better clinical outcomes, financial results, and patient health. As COO, Hess provides strategic oversight and guidance for ExactCare’s pharmacy operations, including the Patient Care, Pharmacy Production, Patient Outreach and Field-Based Clinical functions. In addition, Hess is focused on strategic planning and company growth and is accountable for the overall profitability, scalability and sustainability of ExactCare as the company enters its next phase of expansion.

Hess’ background also includes 14 years in the retail pharmacy industry with a Fortune 50 company. There he gained invaluable experience in a number of diverse roles—leading national operations for 850 pharmacy locations across the country; leading healthcare regulatory compliance and risk management; and providing leadership and oversight for the company’s health care growth strategies. Hess also has experience in the long-term-care industry and was co-founder of a start-up that provides pharmacy services to skilled nursing facilities in five states today. Hess earned his BS in Pharmacy from Ohio State University and is a registered pharmacist.


15. Chad Lindsey
Company: Clario
Title: Vice President of Enterprise Systems and Data & Analytics

Chad Lindsey began his professional career 25 years ago. Today, he is the Vice President of Enterprise Systems and Data & Analytics of Clario, a leading healthcare research and technology company that generates the richest clinical evidence in the industry for their pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device partners. With 30 facilities in nine countries, Clario's global team of science, technology and operational experts has helped deliver over 19,000 trials and 870 regulatory approvals for over five million patients in 120 countries.

Their innovation has been transforming clinical trials for 50 years. Lindsey got his start in 1998 as a technical team lead at Security Capital Group Inc. From there, he went on to Maximus ERP Solutions, before eventually rising to VP of global information technology at JLL Technologies, his most recent position prior to joining Clario. Lindsey graduated from the University of Oklahoma with an undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems.

Chad Lindsey Insight

I spent the majority of my early career in consulting and Commercial Real Estate. The switch to healthcare and specifically, Clario, has given me a job satisfaction and pride that I had not experienced before. Being able to point at a new treatment on the market and say that my company was involved in the clinical trials to get that approved has a satisfying and positive impact on my day-to-day attitude.


16. Shawn LaRocco
Company: Olympus Corporation of the Americas
Title: Vice President & Global Head, Customer Solutions Business Unit

Shawn LaRocco is the Vice President, Global Head of the Olympus Digital Health business, Customer Solutions. He first joined Olympus in 2021. Olympus has been committed for more than 100 years to developing the latest technologies in multiple areas. As the global leader in endoscopy, Olympus provides non-invasive medical devices that empower doctors to see, diagnose, and treat many diseases, including cancer. Previous to Olympus, LaRocco was Vice President, Strategy & Business Development at ServiceMax, representing the Medical Device vertical of the business.

He also held various leadership positions in companies like GE Healthcare, where he was the GM of Digital Technology and led business operations, Alcon Surgical, and Leica Biosystems, a Danaher Company. He currently sits on the boards of the Service Council Advisory (Digital Technology) and the Field Service Council advisory board. LaRocco has a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Western New England University and an MBA in Global Management from University of Phoenix.

Shawn LaRocco Insight

“As healthcare becomes increasingly reliant on digital solutions, it’s all the more critical that clinicians and nurses have easy, secure access to the right data at the right time and in the right place,” said Shawn LaRocco, Vice President, Global Head Customer Solutions Business Unit, Olympus Corporation. “Olympus remains committed to a digital strategy that provides intelligent integrated solutions to improve patient care pathways along with clinical and operational pathways that will deliver elevated outcomes. As a leader in the endoscopy space, we are excited to deliver these insights and integrated solutions to healthcare providers.”


17. Chris McDown
Company: Vizient
Title: Senior Vice President, Strategic Sourcing Partnerships & Programs

Chris McDown is the Senior Vice President of Strategic Sourcing Partnerships & Programs at Vizient. He first joined the company in 2010 as VP of custom contracting services. Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country, provides innovative data-driven solutions, expertise and collaborative opportunities that lead to improved patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient’s diverse membership base includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents more than $100 billion in annual purchasing volume.

Previously, McDown was a director in US Marketing at Acelity. Before that, he served as a global initiative leader of hospital and safety at BD Medical. Earlier in his career, he worked with Aspen Crest Hospital as a reimbursement team lead. McDown earned an MBA from UNM Anderson School of Management and an undergraduate degree in healthcare administration from Idaho State University.


18. Bob Landers
Title: Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts and Channel

Bob Landers is the Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts and Channel of EVERSANA, a leading independent provider of global services to the life sciences industry. The company’s integrated solutions are rooted in the patient experience and span all stages of the product life cycle to deliver long-term, sustainable value for patients, prescribers, channel partners, and payers.

EVERSANA serves more than 670 organizations, including innovative start-ups and established pharmaceutical companies, to advance life sciences solutions for a healthier world. Landers has 12 years of experience. He began his career in 2011. Before joining EVERSANA, Landers was an SVP of sales and marketing at Lash Group. Landers graduated from Providence College with an undergraduate degree in marketing.


19. Sri Mandavilli
Company: Avantor
Title: Vice President, Global Digital & Data Analytics

Sri Mandavilli is the Vice President of Global Digital & Data Analytics at Avantor, a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education & government, and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. Their portfolio is used in virtually every stage of the most important research, development and production activities in the industries they serve. Their global footprint enables them to serve more than 300,000 customer locations and gives them extensive access to research laboratories and scientists in more than 180 countries.

Mandavilli is a senior information technology executive with over 20 years of IT experience – with a heavy focus on Advanced Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data lake, Business Intelligence, Data Governance, Master Data Management, Digital Transformation, Automation, Cloud and APIs, DevOps, Enterprise Architecture, Operations, Enterprise Software, Dual prime application support model (Onsite/Offshore) and budgeting. He also has experience in building, directing and turning around cutting-edge technology teams.


20. Mike Grazer
Company: Patterson Companies
Title: Vice President of Distribution Operations

At Patterson Companies, Mike Grazer was named Vice President of Distribution Operations in 2018 and has served the company for 20 years, including previous roles as Director of Distribution, Regional Distribution Center Manager and Distribution Center Manager. Grazer is responsible for all distribution and logistics for the Dental and Animal Health business units, overseeing more than 70 sites and approximately 1,400 employees. He also designs and implements Fulfillment Center operations to optimize service, delivery, order quality and reduce operating expenses. Before joining Patterson, Grazer was an Operations Manager for FedEx Ground, where he was responsible for managing all dock operations.

The Patterson Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation that expands access to oral health care in many ways, and provides support to organizations that pair service and assistance dogs with veterans, first responders, and individuals with disabilities. It also propels students into post-secondary success by offering scholarships to dependents of Patterson Companies employees. Notably, Grazer received his bachelor’s in business administration, specialization in strategic management, operations and planning, from the University of North Texas.


21. Sujal Patel
Company: Hologic
Title: Vice President, Global Service Operations

Sujal Patel began his professional career 19 years ago. Today, he is the Vice President of Global Service Operations of Hologic, a global, innovative medical technology company whose purpose is to enable healthier lives everywhere, every day. They are a champion of women’s health and have clear industry-leading products in each of the categories they operate: medical diagnostics, medical imaging systems and surgical devices, with more diverse revenue and growth drivers, than ever before.

Patel got his start in 2004 as a project manager at Gallup Organization, before eventually rising to senior director of ProCare operations at Stryker, his most recent position prior to joining Hologic. Patel graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with an undergraduate degree in computer, system engineering, and electrical engineering.


22. Saundra Savage
Company: QuidelOrtho
Title: Vice President, Commercial Strategy & Strategic Markets

Saundra Savage is the Vice President of Commercial Strategy and Strategic Markets at QuidelOrtho, a world leader in in vitro diagnostics. The company develops and manufactures intelligent solutions that transform data into understanding and action for more people in more places every day. They offer industry-leading expertise in immunoassay and molecular testing, clinical chemistry and transfusion medicine.

Savage first joined QuidelOrtho in 2022. Previously, she was a national sales director of market access for the West Region at Abbott Diabetes Care. Savage graduated from Texas Christian University’s M.J. Neeley School of Business.


23. Jason Williams
Company: Galderma
Title: Vice President of Sales

With over 20 years of experience in the skincare industry, Jason Williams is a sales and marketing professional with a proven track record of delivering results and driving growth. He has successfully led and managed teams across various business units, including aesthetics, consumer, and prescription, and developed strategic partnerships with key accounts and stakeholders. As the Vice President of Sales at ALASTIN Skincare, Williams is responsible for overseeing the sales operations and strategy of the company.

Galderma is the leading company solely dedicated to skin and advancing the future of dermatology. They deliver an innovative, science-based portfolio of sophisticated brands and services across Injectable Aesthetics, Dermatological Skincare and Therapeutic Dermatology. Through trusted partnerships with healthcare professionals, they ensure to meet individual consumer and patient needs with superior outcomes. Notably, Williams graduated from Dickinson College with an undergraduate degree in policy and economics. He also pursued a professional certificate in leadership from Northwestern University.


24. Michael Albo
Company: Virbac
Title: Vice President of Communications & Customer Service

Michael Albo is the Vice President of Communications & Customer Service of Virbac, a company that provides innovative solutions to veterinarians, farmers and animal owners in more than 100 countries around the world. Covering more than 50 species, their range of products and services enables their clients to diagnose, prevent and treat the majority of pathologies.

Albo began his career in 2000. Before joining Virbac, he was a director of sales and marketing at Nestlé Purina North America. Before that, he was an owner and business director at Catalyst Marketing Studios. Earlier in his career, he worked with McClatchy as a department head for sales and marketing. Albo graduated from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business with an MBA in marketing and from Florida State University’s College of Business with an undergraduate degree in finance.


25. Bob McNeill
Company: Carestream
Title: Vice President, Central Region

Bob McNeill began his professional career 20 years ago. Today, he is the Vice President for the Central Region of Carestream, a worldwide imaging company. They provide digital X-ray products and X-ray film for the medical and non-destructive testing market worldwide. They also provide product, technical, and service support, including remote equipment and software management services. In addition, they own over 1,000 patents in digital imaging, film, and imaging chemistry.

Originally part of Eastman Kodak, Carestream was founded in 2007. Today, their largest shareholders include Apollo Global Management, Brigade Capital Management, CION Investment Corporation, and Vector Capital—a premier group of respected investors with more than $1 trillion of assets under management. They employ almost 3,400 people who serve a global customer base. Carestream is headquartered in Rochester, New York, with locations around the world. McNeill graduated from Texas Tech University with an undergraduate degree in business.