iuvo molecule

Leadership Team

Ben Burton

Ben Burton

President and CEO

Prior to co-founding iuvo BioScience and taking on the roles of President and CEO, Ben was Vice President of Quality for the Pharmaceutical, Solutions and External Manufacturing organizations of Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Prior to the acquisition of Bausch + Lomb by Valeant, Ben served as Global VP of Quality for the Pharmaceutical Business Unit, and was a member of the B+L Global Leadership Team.

Earlier in his career, he held the position of Director, Quality and Technical Services for Norwich Pharmaceuticals (a contract manufacturing and development organization), responsible for driving new business development and revenue and leading the technical services organization (project managers, engineers, formulators, method developers, etc.) in delivering customer projects, as well as heading up the site quality organization. Ben began his career with Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals as a Process Engineer, moving up to roles of increasing responsibility in Product Development, OTC Engineering (Cayey, PR) and Global Clinical Supplies.

Ben holds a BS from Carnegie Mellon University with a double major in Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, and a dual MS/MAT in Chemistry and Education from Binghamton University.

Shannon Stoddard

Shannon Stoddard

President, Clinical Services

Shannon leads the Clinical Research team and is responsible for the overall operation and performance of the clinical research business, which includes: clinical operations, biostatistics, data management, medical/safety, project management, medical writing, and regulatory compliance.
 
Shannon is an experienced clinical research executive who brings more than 27 years of diverse experience to this role across various stages of device and drug development. During Shannon’s time at Promedica International (PMI), a California Corporation, she held the roles of clinical research coordinator, clinical research specialist, project manager, clinical trial manager, clinical service director, and VP clinical services and data management.
 
Shannon holds a BS in Civil Engineering from University of California, Irvine and a Master of Business from University of Phoenix.

Sanjeev Ganatra

Sanjeev Ganatra

Chief Commercial Officer

As the Chief Commercial Officer at iuvo, Sanjeev is responsible for corporate and commercial growth across all business units (Toxicology, Analytical, Microbiology, Sterilization Validation, Consulting, Ophthalmic R&D, Clinical Research).

Sanjeev is a well-established operational and business executive who brings years of experience in sales, marketing, business and corporate development both in pharma service companies as well as commercial organizations. Sanjeev spent his early years in pharmaceutical and medical device development organizations before moving into the pharma services business. He spent three years with a global ophthalmic CRO, and most recently was the SVP of Sales and Marketing and Global Head of Ophthalmology at CBCC Global Research.

Sanjeev holds a BS in Molecular Biology from UC San Diego, has completed graduate work in Finance from the Drucker School of Management and an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California – Marshall School of Business.

David Kudla

David Kudla

Vice President, Laboratory Operations

David is a well-established senior operational and business leader who brings decades of experience in operational, quality and general management assignments. David spent nearly twenty years at Celltech Pharmaceuticals in various quality roles prior to moving to Advancis Pharmaceutical Corporation where he served as the VP of Quality Assurance. David then moved to Shire in a senior quality assurance and quality control role prior to joining Unither in 2011 where he ultimately served as the General Manager of their North American operation. Just prior to joining iuvo, David was with ECRI serving as Director in their Strategy and Enterprise Project Management Office delivering enterprise strategy deployment and operational excellence.

Shana Azri-Meehan

Shana Azri-Meehan

Director, Consulting Services

As Director, Consulting Services, Shana will be responsible for personnel management / development, providing consulting expertise,  leading sponsor interactions, troubleshooting projects and executing against the overall consulting business strategy.

Shana graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a BS in Biology and has a PhD in Pharmacology from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Shana is a board-certified toxicologist with extensive experience in designing toxicology programs for US/EU regulatory submissions for Pharmaceuticals, and medical devices across a broad range of therapeutic areas.  Shana has held various roles at Clairol/Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson and Johnson, Colgate-Palmolive, Richardson-Vicks/Procter and Gamble and, most recently was the Managing Director, Regulatory and Product Development (Clinical, Medical Writing, Nonclinical) Specialty Solutions at Cardinal Health.

Bobby McFall

Bobby McFall

Director of Finance

Bobby is a well-established Finance executive who brings years of experience in all aspects of finance and accounting, specifically in the healthcare industry. Bobby received his Bachelor of Business Administration and MBA from St Bonaventure University. As a CPA he began his career in public accounting at KPMG and then joined Carestream Health where his career progressed through a series of positions including Corporate Accounting and Financial Reporting Manager, Assistant Controller and, ultimately, Corporate Strategy & Finance Manager. Bobby brings a wealth of financial expertise to iuvo as well as experience leading and supporting mergers, acquisitions, and complex debt transactions.

Elizabeth Stevenson

Elizabeth Stevenson

Director, Human Resources

Elizabeth has over 20 years of experience in several facets of Human Resources. In her role at iuvo BioScience, Elizabeth is responsible for providing overall leadership to the company’s human resources programs, including strategic human resource planning, recruiting/staffing, onboarding, training, benefits, payroll, performance management, engagement, compensation, employee relations, compliance, and safety. Elizabeth serves on the Executive Committee, Leadership Council and Safety Committee.

Prior to joining iuvo, Elizabeth held various leadership roles including Manager of Talent Acquisition for Home Properties, a publicly traded real estate investment trust and Manager of Operations for EFPR Solutions, a division of EFPR Group, LLP.

Elizabeth attended the College of Wooster and holds a B.A. in Communications as well as several educational certificates from DDI International and the Society for Human Resource Management