CryoPort, Inc. develops and manufactures cryogenic transport containers. The firm provides innovative cold chain frozen shipping system to provide superior, affordable cryogenic shipping solutions that ensure the safety, status and temperature, of high value, temperature sensitive materials. It develops reusable cryogenic transport containers capable of transporting biological, environmental and other temperature sensitive materials at temperatures below minus 150° Celsius. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, CA.
Robert S. Stefanovich, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary
Mr. Stefanovich has more than 20 years of experience in financial management, including more than a decade as a senior level financial executive in the healthcare and technology industries. Mr. Stefanovich has served as Chief Financial Officer of Novalar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a venture-backed specialty pharmaceutical company. Previously he served as Chief Financial Officer with three publicly traded companies, including Xcorporeal, Inc., a medical device company, Artemis International Solutions Corporation, a software company, and Aethlon Medical, Inc., a medical device company. Previously, he was Vice President of Administration at SAIC, a Fortune 500 company. Mr. Stefanovich also served as a member of the Software Advisory Group and an Audit Manager with Price Waterhouse LLP’s (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) technology practice in San Jose, California and Frankfurt, Germany. He currently also serves as a board member of Project InVision International, a leading provider of business performance improvement solutions. He received his Masters of Business Administration and Engineering from University of Darmstadt in Germany.
Steven Leatherman, Chief Commercial Officer
Mr. Leatherman has more than 30 years of experience in sales and marketing, and operations management in the healthcare industry. Most recently, Mr. Leatherman was Vice President of Global Surgical Supplies for Ansell Sandel Medical Solutions, and was President of Sandel Medical prior to its acquisition by Ansell Healthcare. Earlier he was General Manager of Microflex, where he was responsible for marketing and domestic and international field sales; a Director of Marketing for Bausch & Lomb Surgical Division; Vice President of Marketing for Carl Zeiss Surgical, Inc.; and Vice President of International Marketing for Terumo Heart, Inc. Mr. Leatherman has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Nevada, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Cindy Gick, Vice President of Client Care and Development
Ms. Gick brings more than 15 years of experience as a customer service executive and consultant and has established contact centers that provide around-the-clock support and order entry service for customers worldwide. Prior to joining Cryoport, Ms. Gick was a principal with CG Consulting Services, where she partnered with leading enterprises such as Allergan, Countrywide, Angels Baseball, and Taco Bell Corporation to develop strategic plans, build strong customer relationships and high customer satisfaction focused on the “complete customer experience.” Previously, she held positions as Director of First Consulting Group’s (FCG) Call Center, CRM, and Telecom Practice, and was a Director of Call Center Technology for Viking Office Products.
Bret Bollinger, Vice President, Manufacturing and R&D
Mr. Bollinger is the Vice President of Manufacturing and R&D for Cryoport. Prior to joining Cryoport, he was Director of Operations and Engineering for Triangle Brass Manufacturing. Previously, Bollinger served as a Business Process Consultant for Cardinal Health and from and served as Operations and Order Fulfillment Manager for Ingersoll-Rand's Falcon Lock Company. Bollinger has extensive background in domestic and international manufacturing environments. In addition, he has experience in new product design and implementation. Bollinger holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Sacramento State University.