Management & Staff
Our leadership team has more than 80 years combined experience in cellular analysis, particle analysis, flow cytometry, and instrument development. In addition, our technical experience in cellular and particle analysis instrumentation evolved from active research by Graves (25 years), Woods (17 years), and Freyer (40 years) in the field of flow cytometry.
CEO & PRESIDENT
Steve’s research programs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory were influential in the development of an acoustic flow cytometer. His programs at UNM are the basis of our parallel acoustic flow cytometry. He has experience in running large scientific programs responsible for the scientific execution and financial management of over $10M of scientific funding for the past years. He has 20 years of experience in the field of flow cytometry and has had significant experience working with many leaders of the flow cytometry field. This includes leaders at most of the major instrumentation manufacturers.
Matthew Hess has over 20 years’ experience helping start-up companies bring technology to market. With a background in software engineering and deep experience in life sciences tools, and flow cytometry. Matthew was instrumental in the success of IntelliCyt which pioneered the concept of high-throughput flow cytometry. After over a decade at IntelliCyt Matthew spent two years with IsoPlexis, a pioneer in the field of single-cell proteomics.
“What I love about start-ups is that each individual has the ability to make a difference. In a start-up, everything matters. Every decision is critical, and everyone influences the success of the company.”
Travis has 17 years of flow cytometry experience, beginning with running the user facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory as part of the NIH National Flow Cytometry Resource, and later transitioning to the University of New Mexico’s Shared Resource. While working at these institutions he also developed skills in cell biology and assay development. His skills repairing and modifying instrumentation lead him to help develop and advance numerous flow cytometry-based research projects centered around acoustics, optics, and assay technologies.
Terry is the former CEO and co-founder of Intellicyt, which was acquired in 2016 by Sartorius, a multinational bio-pharmaceutical company. Terry has extensive experience leading flow cytometry startups and cell analysis companies. He serves as a board member and adviser on all aspects of the company.
VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
DESIGN ENGINEER & CNC PROGRAMMER
Bruce S. Edwards, PhD
DATA SYSTEMS CONSULTANT
Andrew P. Shreve, PhD
MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS CONSULTANT
SALES & MARKETING ASSISTANT
Her current work at BennuBio allows her to continue assisting doctors and scientists as they invent systems to help treat patients outside of the operating room.
In her free time Danielle enjoys hiking, jewelry fabrication and learning about food fermentation.
Danielle Pacheco is the Administrative Assistant at BennuBio Inc. who brings over 15 years of administrative experience to the company with a focus on Logistics. She worked for tech giant Apple Inc., in both retail and corporate levels for over 8 years and managed up to 5 retail locations with over 600+ employees as a Store Preservation and Operations Specialist. Her superior office support resulted in Danielle being promoted as the Lead Preservation and Operations Specialist. Danielle supervised and supported 5 retail Operations Specialists and was promoted to the corporate level where she assisted both external and internal customers with her management systems.
An Albuquerque native, Kimberly is working towards a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry after working the medical field. She is interested in research that will benefit the medical field but has not chosen a specific topic.