Take a moment and google, "animals that don't get cancer". Near the top of the short list is the largest land mammal, the elephant. The genus of the Indian elephant is elephas, and so a company with an ambitious mission was born. Our founders have a vision of improving cancer care and providing hope for patients around the world. Around them has gathered a team of top professionals who share the same dedication and passion towards achieving that goal.
Scott brings over 20 years of industry experience in R&D and IVD development. Previously he was the Senior VP of R&D for Exact Sciences, developing the next generation of Cologuard and their liquid biopsy platform. Prior to his position with Exact, he was VP of R&D for Luminex Corporation responsible for bringing multiple IVD platforms and assays to market. Scott also served as VP of Product Development for EraGen Biosciences developing novel molecular technologies and ultimately incorporating them into IVDs, leading to EraGen’s acquisition by Luminex.
Scott received his PhD in Cellular & Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BS in Biotechnology from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Scott also has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
As the VP of Commercial, Todd leads sales, business development, marketing, and product management. Prior to joining Elephas, he led sales and commercial operations at Paige, a VC-backed cancer diagnostic AI company spun out of Memorial Sloan Kettering. Todd was recruited as Paige’s first commercial hire and was in charge of leading the department and working cross-functionally on business and product development efforts. In the role, he hired, trained, and managed a team of commercial operations and regional sales managers.
Prior to Paige, Todd spent 8+ years at Leica Biosystems, a Danaher operating company focused on cancer diagnostics. After multiple years as a top sales performer, Todd transitioned to product and marketing management for software and hardware product lines before being promoted to manage corporate/national accounts where he led large, complex opportunities across the full spectrum of Leica products.
Todd holds a BS in BioEngineering from The Pennsylvania State University, College of Engineering, and an MBA with a focus on Strategic Leadership/Management and Marketing from The University of Illinois, Gies College of Business.