Douglas M. VanOort
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. VanOort has served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of NeoGenomics since 2009. Previously, he served as Chairman of the Board, Executive Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to 2009. From 1995 to 1999, he served as the Senior Vice President, Operations for Quest Diagnostics, Incorporated. During this period, Quest Diagnostics grew to approximately $1.5 billion in annual revenue through both organic growth and mergers and acquisitions. From 1982 to 1995, Mr. VanOort served in various positions at Corning Incorporated and ultimately held the position of Executive Vice President and CFO of Corning Life Sciences, Inc. In 1995, Corning Incorporated spun off Corning Life Sciences, Inc. into two companies, Quest Diagnostics and Covance, Inc. Mr. VanOort serves as a member of the board of directors of several privately held companies. In addition, since 2000, Mr. VanOort is the co-owner of Vision Ace Hardware, LLC, a retail hardware chain. Mr. VanOort is a graduate of Bentley University.
Maher Albitar, M.D.
Senor Vice President, Chief Medical Officer and Director of Research and Development
Dr. Albitar has served as Chief Medical Officer and Director of Research and Development since 2012. Prior to NeoGenomics, Dr. Albitar served as the Medical Director of Hematopathology and Oncology and Chief of R&D for Hematopathology and Oncology, Quest Diagnostics. Prior to joining Quest Diagnostics, Dr. Albitar held various faculty positions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and rose to the position of tenured Full Professor in the Departments of Leukemia and Laboratory Medicine/Pathology. He held the position of Director of Molecular Laboratory and Leukemia Section at MD Anderson Cancer Center at the time of leaving MD Anderson. Dr. Albitar was trained in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Brown University in Providence, RI and in Hematopathology at the University of Pennsylvania. He did his post-doctoral training in Genetics at the Genetic Department of Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Albitar received his medical degree from Damascus Medical School in Damascus, Syria.
Vice President and Chief Culture Officer
Mrs. Balliet joined NeoGenomics in 2008 as Director, Human Resources. Since then, she has been appointed as Vice President, Human Resources in 2015 and Chief Culture Officer in 2016. Mrs. Balliet has managed Human Resources as the Company grew from 100 employees to more than 900 employees. She is responsible for all areas of Human Resources, including recruiting, training, compensation, incentive plans, and organizational development. Mrs. Balliet received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and her Master of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Florida.
Vice President, Treasurer, and Director of Corporate Development
Mr. Bonello served as Senior Research Analyst at Craig Hallum Capital Markets, where he was responsible for equity research coverage of healthcare tools and diagnostics companies. From 2010 to 2012, he served as Senior Research Analyst for RBC Capital Markets, and from 2009 to 2009, he served as Senior Vice President of Investor Relations for Laboratory Corporation of America, a leading global clinical testing laboratory. Prior to that, Mr. Bonello was Managing Director, Equity Research at Wachovia Capital Markets and also served in a similar capacity at Piper Jaffray. Bill has a B.A. from Carleton College and M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Steven G. Brodie, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Brodie is the President of the Pharma Services division at NeoGenomics. Previously he served as the company’s Chief Scientific Officer and Director of BioPharma Operations, and Director of Molecular and Cytogenetics. Prior to joining NeoGenomics in 2011, Dr. Brodie served as Senior Director of Cytogenetics, Assistant Director of Molecular Genetics, and Scientific Director of Maternal Serum Screening at Specialty Laboratories/Quest Diagnostics in Valencia, CA. Dr. Brodie trained pathology residents in genetic testing at both Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he served as the Affiliate Rotation Director, and University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, where he served as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology. Prior to joining Quest Diagnostics, he held a variety of research and clinical positions at the National Institutes of Health, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, and UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Brodie received his genetics training at the UCLA/Cedar-Sinai Medical Center medical genetics training program in Los Angeles, CA. He received his Ph.D. from UNM School of Medicine and completed Clinical Genetics training in Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics at UCLA. Dr. Brodie is Board Certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics in these specialties and holds Director licenses in Florida, California, and New York. Throughout his career, Dr. Brodie has held various research and clinical positions at the NIH, UNM and UCLA, and comes to us after directing high throughput testing in Cytogenetics, FISH, Molecular Genetics, and Oncology for Quest Diagnostics, Nichols Institute. He is also a CAP approved inspector.
George A. Cardoza
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Cardoza has served as Chief Financial Officer of NeoGenomics since 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Cardoza served as the Chief Financial Officer of Protocol Global Solutions, Inc., a privately held international marketing company, from 2008 to 2009. Mr. Cardoza also served as the Controller of Protocol Global Solutions from 2006 to 2008. From 1991 to 2006, Mr. Cardoza was employed by Quest Diagnostics Inc. in a number of positions, including Controller, Central Region from 2001 to 2006. At Quest Diagnostics, Inc., Mr. Cardoza was responsible for overseeing all the financial operations of the Central Region, which had revenue of over $1.2 billion in 2006. Prior to his time with Quest Diagnostics Inc., he worked for Sony Music Entertainment Inc. and the Continental Grain Company in various financial roles. Mr. Cardoza received his bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in finance and accounting and received his MBA from Michigan State University.
Steven C. Jones
Executive Vice President and Board Member
Mr. Jones has served as a director of NeoGenomics since 2003, as Executive Vice President of Finance since 2009, and as Chief Compliance Officer since 2013. Mr. Jones served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company from 2003 until 2009. He is a Managing Director in Medical Venture Partners, LLC, a venture capital firm established in 2003 for the purpose of making investments in the healthcare industry. Mr. Jones is also the founder and Chairman of the Aspen Capital Group and has been President and Managing Director of Aspen Capital Advisors since 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Jones was a chief financial officer at various public and private companies and was a Vice President in the Investment Banking Group at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. Mr. Jones received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1985 and his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1991. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of T3 Communications, Inc. and serves on the Board of Directors of XG Sciences, Inc.
Denise E. Pedulla
Ms. Pedulla joined NeoGenomics in 2015 as the company’s General Counsel. From 2011 to 2015, Ms. Pedulla served as a Principal at Berkeley Research Group in its Compliance and Regulatory Risk Management services division and was engaged in private law practice. Prior to that, from 2008 to 2011, Ms. Pedulla was the Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Orthofix International NV, a global orthopedic medical device company. From 2000 to 2008, Ms. Pedulla, a health care lawyer, was engaged in private law practice and provided legal counsel to hospitals, clinical laboratories, durable medical equipment suppliers and other health care providers in the areas of fraud and abuse, coverage, billing and reimbursement, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, contracting, and government affairs. From 1996 to 2000, Ms. Pedulla was employed at Fresenius Medical Care North America in positions of increasing responsibility, including Associate General Counsel and Vice President of Compliance, Regulatory and Government Affairs for the company’s clinical laboratory division. Ms. Pedulla received a B.S. in Nursing and Psychology from Boston College, a J.D. from Suffolk Law School, and an M.P.H. in Health Policy and Management from Harvard University. She also holds a Certification in Health Care Compliance (CHC) from the Health Care Compliance Association. Ms. Pedulla is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts and Florida and is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Health Law Sections of the American, Florida, and Massachusetts Bar Associations.
Steven A. Ross
Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Mr. Ross has served as Chief Information Officer of NeoGenomics since 2013. Mr. Ross brings over 25 years of technology leadership experience while most recently serving as the Vice President of Technology for Chico’s FAS, Inc., from 2003 to 2013. Chico’s is a multi-branded retailer, with more than 1,550 stores, an award winning eCommerce and Direct-to-Consumer offering, and $2.6 billion in annual revenue. In addition to retail, Mr. Ross has extensive technology experience in the manufacturing, engineering, and financial sectors, having served in a variety of management and consulting roles with Motorola, DirecTV, American Express, and Target. Mr. Ross received his bachelor’s degree from New Mexico State University.
Robert J. Shovlin
President, Clinical Services Division
Mr. Shovlin joined NeoGenomics in 2014 as the Chief Operating Officer, and now serves as the President, Clinical Services Division. Previously, he served as Chief Development Officer for Bostwick Laboratories, a leading provider of anatomic pathology testing services. From 2005 to 2011, he served in several positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately as President and Chief Executive Officer for Aureon Biosciences, Inc., a venture-backed diagnostics company focused on developing novel and proprietary prostate cancer tests. Mr. Shovlin also served as Executive Director of Anatomic Pathology and as Director of Managed Care for Quest Diagnostics from 2003 until 2005, and held sales leadership positions at Dianon Systems from 1997 until 2003. Mr. Shovlin served as a Captain, Infantry Officer, in the United States Marine Corps from 1992 until 1997 where he served as a Platoon Commander and Company Commander with 1st Battalion 4th Marines and as an Instructor and Staff Platoon Commander at The Basic School. He received his bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University, and his MBA in Finance from Rutgers University.
Vice President of Finance, Principal Accounting Officer and Clinical Division CFO
Mr. Weidig III currently serves as Vice President of Finance, Principal Accounting Officer and Clinical Division CFO. In 2012, Mr. Weidig was appointed as Director of Finance and Principal Accounting Officer. Mr. Weidig served as the Company’s Corporate Controller from 2007 until 2012. Prior to that, from 2005 to 2007 he was a Division Controller for Meritage Homes Corporation in Fort Myers, Florida, and prior to that from 1999 to 2005 he worked in public accounting for a local firm in Fort Myers, Florida and for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Weidig earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Merrimack College. Mr. Weidig holds an active CPA license with the state of Massachusetts.