A veteran marketer with lifelong dedication to the life sciences, Steven leads the marketing team at Halo Labs driving demand, building brand equity, corporate identity, and technology awareness. Steven comes from 10x Genomics managing all global campaigns for single cell genomics initiatives. He was also a product manager and strategic marketer at ProteinSimple directing the fastest growing instrument business – Simple Western. Steven holds a B.S in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology from UC Davis, and MSE in Systems Engineering and MBA from San Jose State University.
Spencer has been involved in the development of instrumentation and software for the Life Sciences for over 2 decades. Prior to Halo Labs, Spencer was Sr. Director of R&D for ForteBio (the biologics business unit of Molecular Devices) and responsible for leading a team of engineers and scientists through the technical and strategic challenges of developing the next generation of assays, consumables and instruments for protein characterization and Biologics discovery. Before ForteBio, Spencer held senior positions at Molecular Devices, MDS Analytical Technologies, and Axon Instruments, where he was involved with the development of market-leading analytical tools for imaging and bioinformatics. Spencer holds a B.S. in Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology from the University of Calgary.
Bernardo leads application and business development, and is one of the Halo Labs’ founders. He has was previously CEO and CTO, and played a pivotal role in bringing over $6M in federal grant funding. Prior to starting Halo Labs, Bernardo was a Postdoctoral Associate at Cornell University, where he also obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering. His wide range of technical experience includes particle analysis, detection and manipulation, drug delivery devices, microfluidics, nanophotonics and bioenergy production. In 2012, Bernardo was named one of Philadelphia’s top 30 under 30 entrepreneurs, the same year Halo Labs was named Philadelphia Life Science Startup of the year by the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies.
Rick has over 20 years of experience in start-up, emerging growth, and market-leading life science companies. At Halo Labs he has grown the company from its first instrument sale into what is now one of the leading particle and quality analysis tools companies in the space. Prior to joining Halo Labs, Rick held various commercial and management positions at ForteBio, Pall, Unchained Labs, and Molecular Devices, where he enjoyed building successful commercially focused organizations and helping customers adopt new technology.
Initially from Seattle, Rick now lives in the Bay Area with his wife and son after spending many years in Maryland. Outside of the office, Rick enjoys cycling, volunteering, and cooking.
Dan leads the global sales team at Halo Labs having previously been responsible for building the business in Europe. Before joining Halo Labs he had a variety of roles spanning commercial and product management, and development and applications at Unchained Labs and Avacta. He revels in taking new and upcoming technologies, getting them to users, and seeing them turn into products people rely on and love to use. Dan holds a Ph.D. in the biophysics of protein stability from the University of Leeds and a M.Sci. from Imperial College London.
Cristina comes to Halo Labs with over 15 years of finance and accounting experience. Prior to joining Halo Labs as Controller in 2018, Cristina worked at Unchained Labs and Pall Fortebio where she helped establish key processes and controls in finance. She also worked for Avigen, a publicly traded gene-therapy and small molecules company, where she oversaw the financial reporting obligations and was responsible for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Cristina holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of the Philippines.
Bettina joined Halo Labs with a shared expertise in quality management and QC development as well as a broad hands-on research and product development background in both academic and corporate environments. She graduated as Biological Technical Assistant in Germany and started her career path as a researcher at the prestigious Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried before joining the Suzanne Pfeffer Lab at Stanford University followed by Zyomyx, a proteomics start-up company.
Among her accomplishment during her 15-year tenure at ForteBio, she developed essential assays and surface chemistries for the early Octet platform before spear-heading the development of a range of consumable products. She later led all Quality Operations at Fortebio and was responsible for building and managing the Quality Control / Quality Engineer team. She was also the leading contributor for ForteBio’s ISO 9001 certification under Molecular Devices.
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