Sales & Marketing
Penhouet GrossoOperations Mgr, EMEA
Ram Velidi, Ph.D.
As the chief executive at LabVantage, Dr. Velidi has responsibility for the creation and execution of strategy, culture and P&L management.
Prior to LabVantage, he held executive positions at two private equity / venture capital backed vertical software recurring revenue businesses - healthcare data management platform (Net.Orange – acqd. by Nant Health) and mobile networking software (Xybridge – acqd. by Zhone). He also served as change agent at Medecision – a benefits insurance analytics and consumer health SaaS company. He also served as Partner at tech venture capital firm Sevin Rosen Funds for two fund cycles - working with entrepreneurs, CEOs and syndicated investors as a coach, mentor and board director.
Ram holds two US patents for innovations in wireless communication systems and received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering.
VP, Sales and Marketing (Americas)
Prior to joining LabVantage in 2009, Mr. Voelkner was Americas Sales Manager for the LIMS division of Applied Biosystems. Previously, he spent seven years in a number of sales leadership positions at Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Informatics and Services division. He started his career at Beckman Coulter, Inc. as a senior software developer working on LIMS and chromatography data systems, progressing to Director of Global Sales and Marketing of its Laboratory Automation Operations division
He is a graduate of the University of Scranton with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.
Florence Penhouet Grosso
EMEA Operational ManagerFlorence joined LabVantage in 2014 with the acquisition of SPLIMS. SPLIMS has been an exclusive LabVantage distributor and partner since 2004 in French territories.
Florence has more than 20 years of experience in the LIMS industry and has worked for Beckman Coulter and Autoscribe LIMS in France.
As part of the original management team, Florence has played an integral part in the growth and development of SPLIMS. She was instrumental in building the business, effectively managed both sales and operations and actively developed the French, Moroccan and Canadian divisions.
Florence has a double competence Master’s Degree in Génie Physiologique and Biotechnologique et Informatique from Poitiers University.
Senior Director, Global Human Resources
Neelesh brings 20 years of diverse experience with Fortune 500 as well as mid-size Companies, including at Accenture, Wipro and Oracle. Prior to joining LabVantage, he was the global HR Head for RCTG vertical of Wipro Technologies and also held the position of HR Head for a location with over 5000 employees. He also handled HR roles at Accenture, Oracle (i-flex solutions) and Britannia.
Neelesh has handled a wide diversity of HR areas including Leadership Development, Succession Planning, Employee Engagement, Performance Management & Recruitment. He is passionate about Change Management, Competency Mapping and Behavioral Training.
Neelesh received his Master’s degree in Human Resources (from TISS) and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (from DU). He also holds a certificate from Academy of Customer Excellence from Harvard Business School Publishing and was a certified Talent Transformer (CTT) at Wipro.
ControllerPrakash brings 20 years of diverse experience in finance and accounting roles with Fortune 500 as well as mid size public and private companies. In many of these roles, Prakash has done significant work supporting international operations. He has a strong background in ERP implementations, internal process improvements, financial audit and transitional financial management.
He has a Master’s Degree in Financial Management from University of Mumbai and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).