Management Team

Daojing Wang, Ph.D., Founder and CEO

Dr. Wang founded Newomics Inc. in August 2011 while a Career Scientist and Principal Investigator at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), where he had worked since 2002. Dr. Wang launched Newomics in September 2013 to further its technology development and commercialization. Dr. Wang has been continuously serving as a principal investigator for multiple research grants from NIH, DOE, NASA, and CBCRP. He has published extensively in highly respected journals such as Aging Cell, Analytical Chemistry, Cancer Research, Journal of Proteome Research, Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Proteomics, and Trends in Biotechnology, etc. Dr. Wang is the co-inventor of multiple issued and pending patents including M3 emitters, MEA chips, and senescence chips, which together lay the foundation for Newomics’ platforms and solutions for precision medicine. Prior to joining LBNL, Dr. Wang had performed research at SurroMed Inc. and the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Wang obtained his B.S. degree from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1994, Ph.D. in Chemistry from Princeton University in 1999, and completed his postdoctoral training at the University of California, Berkeley in 2000.

Frank Slovenec, Chief Strategy Officer

Frank has over 25 years of experience in building and growing high-performance customer-facing organizations for a range of high-tech solutions and services companies. Frank was the President and COO of GTSI, a publicly-traded company, now UNICOM. He tripled the value of the company in his 3-year tenure, earning him Business Man of the Year honors in the Federal Integrator space. Frank started his career in sales and has been Vice President of Sales for a number of public and private companies. Included in those companies is Ingram-Micro. Today Ingram-Micro is the largest computer products distributor in the world. He started SalesCEO, a sales training and sales consulting firm in 2000. SalesCEO has worked with technology and medical device companies authoring sales and business development plans and building organizations. Frank earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cleveland State University and is an advisor to Sonitus Technologies and Precise Light Surgical.

Doug Henry, Vice President, Operations

Doug has over 30 years of experience in various sales and operations management roles in the Biotechnology tools space. Most recently, he was North American Director of Sales at Bio-Rad. Prior to that, Doug was North American Service and Support Manager at Bio-Rad, overseeing 175 employees with a $25M budget. Doug launched his biotech career in San Diego, working 15 years in sales and sales management at Thermo Fisher Scientific, winning several individuals and team performance awards. Doug has been involved in many operation projects including service automation platform (ServiceMax), SAP implementation, eCommerce and freight management improvements, and a Net Promoter customer satisfaction system. Doug holds a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and a master’s degree in public administration, both from the University of Washington.

 

Chris Wells, Vice President, Human Resources

Mr. Wells has served as a senior-level business executive for more than 40 years, building a wealth of expertise as a strategist and operations professional. His experience spans various industry sectors, including life sciences, healthcare, manufacturing, and consumer products.  He held various executive-level positions including vice president, human resources, and information technology at XOMA Corporation, senior vice president, human resources at F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Syntex Corporation, and Epic Healthcare. He also held various human resources positions at PepsiCo/Frito Lay and Burlington Industries. In these roles, he was instrumental in the design and delivery of key domestic and international change initiatives and processes that brought to fruition operational strategies contributing to organizational success. Mr. Wells received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, North Carolina.

Tom Kearney, Director of Sales

Tom joined Newomics in November 2020 as Director of Sales. Tom has extensive sales experience with leading instrumentation companies such as Waters, Applied Biosystems, and Sciex.  He also led the sales and marketing efforts at Spectra Analysis Inc. which was acquired by DANI Instruments. Tom has experience in selling a wide variety of technologies including liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, proteomics, and genomics instrumentation, and related consumables. Tom obtained his B.S Degree from WPI and M.S. Degree from UVM. Tom also completed an M.B.A. from the Olin School of Management at Babson College.

 

 

April Iraeta, Financial Controller

​April joined Newomics in 2016 as Financial Controller. She has over 25 years of financial management experience in various industries, including biotechnology, manufacturing, customer service and software development. April’s skills include financial reporting, budgets and forecasting, annual audits, cost accounting and system implementations. She started her career at Price Waterhouse and is a non- active CPA. April earned a Business Administration degree, with an Accounting concentration, at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.