Blake joined Florence in 2017 to help research teams advance cures by introducing them to innovative software solutions. He is a passionate storyteller and metric driven growth leader who also loves to travel with his family – he’s been to over 35 countries!
PaySpan (Now Zelis), Good Samaritan Health System, Echo Your Story, Georgia State University. BS from Georgia Institute of Technology
Cooper started his career on Wall Street during which he served as CFO of two public investment funds and has subsequently worked in a CFO capacity with multiple high growth SaaS companies. When not slaying spreadsheets he loves international travel and is also a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.
Finance BBA from University of Georgia, Chartered Financial Analyst (AIMR), Post-grad certification in Data Science University of Texas at Austin
Andrea BastekVP Innovation
Andrea came to Florence with 10 years of clinical trial experience and 15 total years in the cardiac medical device industry. She is passionate about using technology and collaboration to ensure clinical trial success. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her daughters.
Abbott, St. Jude Medical, Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Georgia Tech, MS and BS in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University
Brent BurdettChief of Staff
Brent joined Florence in 2021 with multi-industry experience in operations and program management. Today his passion is strategy enablement and driving change at scale.
MBA from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management, BS from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Jim CampbellVP Engineering
Jim discovered software development while looking for a “real job” after a career in the performing arts. He’s been privileged to lead product development teams in Healthcare, Life Sciences, and Robotics through periods of high-growth and transformation.
Berkshire Grey, DEKA, Caradigm, Microsoft, Sentillion, IBM, Duke Medical Center. BS in Conservation of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley.
Celia CarterSr. Director, Product
Celia is a product leader passionate about building products that have real impact. She brings to Florence 15+ years of leadership experience at the intersection of life science and technology.
Genentech/Roche, Verily/Google, Signant Health, MBA and BA from UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business
Ben CookeVP, Revenue Operations
Ben is visionary ops leader with an entrepreneurial spirit and reputation for building out world-class operations teams. He brings over 15+ experience leading ops teams spanning multiple sizes, geographies, and industries.
Nancy DiGioacchinoVP, Quality Management & Global Compliance
Nancy, a strategic leader, has transformed compliance in multiple sectors, excelling in governance, strategy, and risk management. Her expertise in Compliance and Ethics has established effective regulatory systems in the US and UK. Her professional ethos focuses on evidence-based risk mitigation, team development, and empathetic leadership in navigating complex regulations.
Gia GaneshSVP, People + Culture
Gia is a people development nerd and is passionate about developing employees through employee engagement and professional growth initiatives. She is a multipotentialite, loves zumba and is a chocoholic!
The North Highland Company, Reflexis Systems. MIS from Kennesaw State University, MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Andres GarciaCo-Founder and CTO
His experience in security technology coincides with his passion for solving problems with technology. In his spare time he loves traveling with his wife and a camera.
Airwatch, AGCO, Delphi. MBA from University of Georgia, MCS from UT–El Paso, BS in Engineering from Universidad Industrial de Santander Colombia.
Catherine has been actively involved in clinical trials for her entire career. She has worked in multiple therapeutic areas in both academic and community hospitals. Most recently she served as Director of Clinical Research Admin for the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.
MBA in Healthcare Admin from Belmont University, Masters and Bachelors in Modern European History from Loyola University Chicago, CCRP, and CCRC.
Ryan JonesCo-Founder and CEO
Ryan started his career at BCG and then became Product Manager for Microsoft Sharepoint. Before founding Florence he was President of Pubget, which had 600 medical centers and 6 of the 10 largest pharmas as customers.
Pubget, Microsoft, BCG. MBA from the University of California-Berkeley, BS from Dartmouth College.
Valerie KingVP and General Counsel
Valerie joined Florence in 2021 as the first in-house legal counsel for the company. She has over 20 years of both law firm and in-house legal experience, including for other SaaS software technology companies. She is passionate about animals and happily cares for multiple rescued dogs and cats.
JD from the Cardozo School of Law; MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Jeff PoolSVP Revenue
Jeff joined Florence in 2017 after building and leading the national sales team for VMware’s End-User Computing—Healthcare. Prior to VMware Jeff built and lead sales organizations at AirWatch and InnoPath Software.
VMware, AirWatch, InnoPath Software, WFI. MBA from the University of Virginia, BS from the University of Virginia.