Leadership Team

Doug VanOort
Douglas M. VanOort

Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer

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Sharon Virag
Sharon Virag

Chief Financial Officer



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Robert J. Shovlin
Robert J. Shovlin

President, Clinical Services


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George Cardoza
George A. Cardoza

President, Pharma Services

 
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Maher Albitar, MD
Maher Albitar, MD

Chief Medical Officer and Director of Research and Development

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Steven C. Jones
Steven C. Jones

Executive Vice President


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Denise E. Pedulla
Denise E. Pedulla

General Counsel



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Steven A. Ross
Steven A. Ross

Vice President, Chief Information Officer


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Jennifer Balliet
Jennifer Balliet

Vice President and Chief Culture Officer
 

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Stephanie Bywater
Stephanie Bywater

Chief Compliance Officer
 

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Steven G. Brodie, PhD, FACMG Steven G. Brodie, PhD, FACMG

Vice President of Operations


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Bill Bonello
Kathryn McKenzie

Vice President – Finance, Principal Accounting Officer



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Bill Bonello
Bill Bonello

Vice President, Strategy, Corporate Development and Investor Relations



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Doug VanOort
Douglas M. VanOort
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
 

 


Mr. VanOort has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of NeoGenomics since October 28, 2009. For seven months prior to October 2009, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Executive Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining NeoGenomics, Mr. VanOort was a General Partner with a private equity firm, and a Founding Managing Partner of a venture capital firm. From 1982 through 1999, Mr. VanOort served in various positions at Corning Incorporated and at its spin-off company, Quest Diagnostics, Inc. During the period from 1995 through 1999, he served as the Senior Vice President Operations for Quest Diagnostics, Inc. which was then a $1.5 billion newly formed NYSE-traded Company. During the period of 1989 to 1995, he held senior executive positions at Corning Life Sciences, Inc., including Executive Vice President. Corning Life Sciences Inc. had revenues of approximately $2 billion and was spun-off in a public transaction to create both Quest Diagnostics and Covance, Inc. From 1982 to 1989, Mr. VanOort served in various executive positions at Corning Incorporated, including Director of Mergers & Acquisitions. Mr. VanOort currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of several privately-held companies, and is a principal owner of a privately-held retail hardware store chain. Mr. VanOort is a graduate of Bentley University.

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J. Alan Cotton
Alan Cotton
Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Business Development

 


Mr. Cotton serves as Division Vice President,  Corporate Marketing and Business Development at NeoGenomics. Mr. Cotton started at Clarient Diagnostic Services in 2013, and joined NeoGenomics as a result of the NeoGenomics acquisition of Clarient. Previously, Mr. Cotton served as Zone Vice President at Siemens Diagnostics where he directed the sales and technical operations and played a key role in the execution of a national Performance Culture initiative. Mr. Cotton previously served as Vice President, Sales for Viracor-IBT. Prior to joining Viraco-IBT, Mr. Cotton held various roles at Beckman Coulter, Inc., including successful efforts for medical diagnostic sales of chemistry, hematology, immunoassay, automation and IT products in the South Central United States and leading the flow cytometry team for diagnostic and research sales across the United States as National Sales Director. Mr. Cotton received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Jacksonville State University and his MBA from Keller Graduate School, DeVry University.

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Michael W. Brown
Steven C. Jones
Executive Vice President of Finance, Chief Compliance Officer, 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.

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Kathryn McKenzie
Kathryn McKenzie
Vice President – Finance, Principal Accounting Officer
 

 


Ms. McKenzie has served as NeoGenomics Principal Accounting Officer and Vice President of Finance since October 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. McKenzie held various roles at Chico’s FAS, Inc. during the period from 2012 to 2017. These roles included Assistant Controller and Director of Financial Reporting and Treasury. Ms. McKenzie also previously served as Audit Manager for Ernst and Young from 2007 to 2012. Ms. McKenzie is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master’s of Science in Accountancy from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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George Cardoza
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.

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Steve Brodie
Steven C. Brodie, PhD, FACMG
Vice President, of Operations

 


Dr. Brodie is the Vice President of Operations at NeoGenomics. Previously, he served as the company’s President of the Pharma Services division, Chief Scientific Officer and Director of BioPharma Operations, Florida Laboratory Director, and Director of Molecular and Cytogenetics. Prior to joining NeoGenomics, 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.

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Bill Bonello
Bill Bonello
Vice President, Strategy, Corporate Development and Investor Relations
 

 


Bill Bonello is the Vice President, Strategy, Corporate Development and Investor Relations for NeoGenomics, Inc. Prior to joining NeoGenomics, Bill spent nearly twenty years as a healthcare equity analyst covering diagnostic services and product stocks for Piper Jaffray, Wachovia Securities, RBC, and Craig-Hallum Capital Group. Bill was also the Senior Vice President for Investor Relations at LabCorp. Bill earned a BA from Carleton College and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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Steve 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.

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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.

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Steve Hoyt
Stephanie Bywater
Chief Compliance Officer

 


Stephanie has over 13 years’ experience developing and overseeing programs to ensure compliance with various global, federal, and state laws and regulations in the healthcare and biotech industries. Prior to joining the Company, Stephanie managed global compliance operations for and was the Compliance Officer for the Americas Region at Varian Medical Systems Inc. from 2015 to 2017, with a focus on global anti-corruption and ethical compliance requirements. Prior to Varian, she was the Compliance and Privacy Officer for Myriad Genetic Laboratories, where she implemented and provided oversight for programs supporting compliance with the Anti-kickback Statute, Stark Law, the Food and Drug Administration, billing and reimbursement, research, and global data privacy and protection requirements from 2010 to 2015. Stephanie also has a wealth of compliance experience in large health systems, behavioral health, and has served as an internal auditor. She has a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from Northern Illinois University and is a Certified Healthcare Professional (CHP), Certified in Healthcare Privacy (CHP), and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

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Maher Albitar,  MD
Chief Medical Officer and Director of Research and Development
 

 


Dr. Albitar, M.D., is formally trained in clinical pathology, hematopathology, and genetics. During his professional and academic tenure, he has published over 300 publications including peer-reviewed papers, review articles and book chapters focused on molecular characterization and diagnosis of cancer. He has served as Chief Medical Officer and Director of Research and Development at NeoGenomics 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. He has held academic positions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center as Tenured Full Professor, Director of Leukemia and Director of Molecular Laboratory in the Departments of Laboratory Medicine/Pathology.

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Jennifer Balliet
Jennifer Balliet
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.

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denise Pedulla
Denise E. Pedulla
General Counsel
 

 


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.

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Sharon Virag
Sharon Virag
Chief Financial Officer
 

 


Sharon Virag joined NeoGenomics in 2018 as Chief Financial Officer. Sharon is responsible for all finance functions and related activities. She is also a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC), a group that advises the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on matters related to board projects and agenda prioritization.

Prior to NeoGenomics, Sharon served as Head of Corporate Finance and Chief Accounting Officer of AETNA, where she was responsible for controllership, tax, treasury, Finance Transformation and Finance Shared Services for the company from 2015 to 2017. Prior to Aetna, between 2008 and 2015, Sharon held various positions in Controllership including Chief Accounting Officer of AES Corp., Global Controller positions at several General Electric businesses and Assistant Corporate Controller at General Motors. Included in these roles were two overseas assignments, living with her family in both Shanghai, China and Florence, Italy.

In addition to her private sector experience, Sharon was with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”) from 2005 to 2008, where she served as the project leader for Auditing Standard No. 5, the Board’s requirements/regulations for Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404.