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Leadership Team | Advisors

Ryan Jones

CEO

Ryan Jones

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.

Andres Garcia

CTO

Andres Garcia

His experience in security technology coincides with his passion for solving problems with technology. In his spare time he loves travelling 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.

Angela Gill Nelms

COO

Angela Gill Nelms

Angela brings 10+ years of clinical research experience in over 50 trials partnered with more than 60 US hospitals. She also holds the title of IRONMAN Certified Coach with six completed IRONMAN triathlons under her belt.

Emory, Medtronic. BS in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Mike Kassin, MD

Clinical Director

Mike Kassin, MD

I care deeply about improving the burden of paperwork on clinical trial sites so the trial teams can focus on what matters most: the patients and the science.

Interventional Oncology at the National Institutes of Health, Interventional Radiology training at Georgetown University. MD from Emory University, BS in Biochemistry at the University of Georgia.

Blake Adams

Head of Marketing

Blake Adams

Blake is passionate about helping research teams advance cures by introducing them to innovative software solutions. He is a passionate story-teller and marketing strategy leader who also loves to travel – he’s been to over 30 countries!

Extensive Marketing, Strategy and Creative Background in SaaS, Healthcare, and Athletics. BS from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Jeff Pool

VP of Business Development

Jeff Pool

Jeff joins Florence 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.

Ty Quinn

VP/GM of Sponsors & CROs

Ty Quinn

Ty brings 20+ years of clinical research experience to Florence. He began his career in as a study coordinator and has successfully led global business development teams for a number of Contract Research Organizations (CROs).

Medical University of South Carolina, INC Research, Life Science Solutions, inVentiv Health. BS in Psychology from Wofford College.

Conan Adams

Chief Architect

Conan Adams

Conan brings 15+ years of design and product engineering excellence. He is passionate about creating robust and efficient software that is a delight to use and a pleasure to build.

Hewlett-Packard. BSc Hons Computer Science University of Southampton.

Kevin Carlson

Software Director

Kevin Carlson

Kevin has a passion for coding, particularly in JavaScript. He also enjoys playing poker, discovering new music, and traveling; his favorite trips have been to Ireland, Scotland, and England.

Developer at B-LineLogic. CSM from University of West Georgia, BA from Thomas Aquinas College.

Brett Charron

Senior Sales Executive

Brett Charron

Brett joined Florence to continue his passion for improving workflows through software in the healthcare space. Brett enjoys spending his free time outdoors with friends and family. He currently lives in Roswell Ga with his wife and dog.

Ingenious Med, Cintas. BBA from Georgia Southern University.

Angela C.

Marketing Development

Angela Collevecchio

Angela is science nerd with a creative marketing mindset and is driven to increase researchers success through the use of technology. She has a love for the great outdoors – even camping deep in the mossy lava fields of Iceland.

Biogen. BS in Human Biology with a double minor in Health and Business Administration.

Aleksandar C.

Software Engineer

Aleksandar Cvetojevic

Sasha enjoys solving complex problems, analyzing & optimizing code performance. In his free time, he reads about latest technology trends and hangs out with his family and friends.

Faculty of Organizational Sciences, MM Group, Presta, Podyum Recruiting Platform.

Jon De La Paz

Senior Sales Executive

Jon De La Paz

Jon combines a Biomedical Engineering background with over a decade in technology solutions sales. He has a passion for helping organizations improve their processes through technology.

AirWatch, VMWare, Pulse Secure. BS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Connecticut.

Aleksandar Diklic

Front-end developer

Aleksandar Diklic

Full-time geek, passionate about photography, good music and everything powered by electricity. His goal is to live a meaningful life with less stuff and more pleasures.
Podyum Recruiting Platform, SemaphoreCI, University of Novi Sad

Gia Ganesh

People & Culture Lead

Gia Ganesh

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.

Kajal Jain

Director of Product

Kajal Jain

Kajal brings 20+ years of experience in the software industry in both Software Engineering and Product Management. She believes in giving back to the community and volunteers her free time for non-profit organizations affiliated with Atlanta and India.

Kronis, Inc. FMSI, OpenSpan, Verint, GMT. MCS from University of Pune, MS in Computer Science from University of Florida, MBA from University of Georgia.

Rastko Jokic

Software Director

Rastko Jokic

Taking pride in delivering state of the art software.

SemaphoreCI, Presta, NSpire Technologies, Podyum Recruiting Platform. University of Novi Sad, University of Missouri.

Amanda Korey

Implementations Manager

Amanda Korey

Over the past 18 years, Amanda has worked in healthcare IT, medical device manufacturing, and the clinical practice environment. She is passionate about improving patients’ lives and helping our customers focus on finding cures.

athenahealth, CryoLife, Johns Creek Surgery. BS from the University of Georgia.

Anna McDermott

Product Manager

Anna McDermott

Anna is passionate about building technology products that customers will love. In her free time, she can be found striking a yoga pose or chasing around her tiny human, Coen.

MBA from Georgia Institute of Technology, BS in Mathematics and Finance at Auburn University.

Katherine R.

Jr Developer

Katherine Rosekranz

Designer-gone-developer with a passion for healthcare technology. In between writing javascript and creating wireframes, you can find Katherine competing for top scores in a spin class.

Nine Labs, BrightWhistle, Colibrium, Equifax. BS in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

D'Anna Siegle

Product Marketing Manager

D'Anna Siegle

D’Anna’s aim is to connect customers and prospects to the Florence eBinders story in a meaningful way through strategic messaging, transparent data and authentic interactions. She thrives in the details and is driven to exceed expectations.

Nth Degree, Hargrave Custom Yachts. BA in English Literature, Minor in Communications from Florida Atlantic University.

Kaitlin Sitchenko

Product Manager

Kaitlin Sitchenko

Kaitlin is fascinated by the intersection of technology, clinical standards, research ethics, and quality patient care. She brings 9+ years of clinical, administrative, and research experience, which includes 5+ years coordinating clinical trials in oncology and infectious diseases studies.

Emory University, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, ACRP CCRC. MBA from Emory University, BS from Northeastern University

Jordan Tapley

Senior Site Consultant

Jordan Tapley

A former biologist in Georgia Tech’s NeuroOnc lab, Jordan now works directly with clinical sites at Florence. Since 2015 she has helped transition 2,000+ research sites to digital eRegulatory workflows.

Georgia Institute of Technology Neuro-Oncology Lab. BS in Molecular Biology with Minors in Entrepreneurial Business and Biomedical Science from Georgia Institute of Technology

Catalina Villarreal

Customer Support

Catalina Villarreal

Catalina is passionate about helping customers improve processes and get the best use from our products, while knowing this contributes to help finding cures for cancer and other diseases. In her free time, she likes to read and walk thousands of steps.

Project and Product Manager and TradeRocket. MS in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Advisors

Carla Balch, MS
Carla is a leader in transforming clinical research for oncology through web platforms.  She is currently President of NantCare, a NantHealth company innovating patient-centric oncology clinical trials, and is Senior Vice President, Clinical Strategy for NantKWest.

Before Nant, Carla was CEO of Altos Solutions, one of the first web-based and oncology-specific EMR platforms, after rising through operations and business development roles. Altos was acquired in 2014 by to Google Ventures’ Flatiron Health. Carla started her career at Schering Plough and ACORN clinical research and has an MS from the University of Memphis.
Melvin Heyman, M.D.
Dr. Melvin B. Heyman serves as Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at UCSF. He also directs the Pediatric Gastroenterology/Nutrition training program and the Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at UCSF. Dr. Heyman currently serves as principal investigator on several industry-sponsored and investigator-led studies at UCSF and is a co-investigator for several multicenter and multinational collaborative studies, providing him with the resources to direct a group of research study coordinators in the conduct of clinical trials.

In addition to his duties at UCSF, Heyman serves as Editor-in-Chief (Western Hemisphere) for the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Heyman graduated with a degree from UC Berkeley in economics and earned a medical degree at UCLA. He completed pediatric residency at LA County/USC Medical Center and pediatric gastroenterology/nutrition fellowship and a MPH at UCLA. He was recently awarded the prestigious NASPGHAN Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his contributions to pediatric gastroenterology/nutrition.

Rick Copeland
Rick Copeland is the co-founder and CTO of Synapp.io, a startup providing a software platform to help business invest their digital marketing efforts (particularly email) more effectively. Rick literally wrote the book(s) on database design: O’Reilly’s MongoDB Applied Design Patterns and Essential SQLAlchemy.

He is a member of the Python Software Foundation and the Masters of MongoDB. Previously, Rick was a software engineer with SourceForge, where he helped reinvent and open-source the SourceForge platform as the Allura project.

Rick holds an MS in Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech.

Carlos Orantes
Prior to joining Accel Clinical Services in May 2015, Mr. Orantes was Chief Operating Officer of Frontage Labs, where he led efforts to expand the company’s clinical services portfolio.

Mr. Orantes previously served as President and CEO of AVANZA Laboratories LLC. Prior to AVANZA, Mr. Orantes was General Manager and Vice President for Bridge Laboratories, a toxicology and immunology testing laboratory. where he held management responsibility for US operations. Earlier career positions included various management roles at Covance.

Mr. Orantes earned a master’s of business administration degree from Old Dominion University, and a bachelor of science degree in biology from George Washington University. He is Six Sigma Black Belt certified from the Six Sigma Academy.