Chief Executive Officer
Tom Sellig brings more than 30 years of global experience in the life sciences industry to Adare, including experience scaling organizations and driving growth in the CDMO and Pharma Services space.
From 2019 to 2021 Tom served as Chief Executive Officer of LabConnect, a clinical trial laboratory services organization. Under his leadership, the company more than doubled in revenue and underwent significant team expansion to meet the growing needs of the biopharma industry.
Prior to LabConnect, Tom was Chief Commercial Officer at ConnectiveRx, where he was responsible for all commercial and customer-facing activity at the patient support and patient access company. Earlier, Tom was Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Patheon, where he played an integral role in the company’s sale to and integration with Thermo Fisher. Previously, he served as the Global Vice President of Sales and Client Services at Covance.
Tom received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from New York University.
Vivek brings over 25 years of global leadership experience in North America, Europe, and Asia. The last 15 years have been spent in the pharmaceutical industry, including contract manufacturing, critical care, and healthcare insights, data and AI. He was formerly CEO at Piramal Critical Care (Global Inhalation Anesthesia company) Piramal Pharma Solutions (Global CDMO) and Decision Resources Group (Global Healthcare Insights and Data and Analytics company). Prior to this Vivek was Managing Director with Boston based Private Equity firm Thomas H Lee Partners.
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operations Officer
Mike brings over 20 years of global experience in finance, operations, and mergers & acquisitions, including significant experience operating in a private equity-backed environment.
Mike previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Commercial Division at Syneos Health, where he was responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the division, as well as the oversight and delivery of all the material strategies and commitments to key stakeholders. Prior to his appointment as COO, Mike played increasing roles in operations and finance, serving as the CFO of the company’s largest single business unit and eventually as the Divisional CFO.
Mike began his career with Arthur Andersen working in their public accounting practice. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Chief Information Officer
Naresh Sethi joins Adare with more than 20 years of global IT leadership experience in the life science industry. In his previous role at Intercept Pharmaceutical he served as the Chief Information Officer of Global IT for three years. Prior to Intercept, Naresh held several leadership roles of increasing responsibility with Otsuka, Bausch Health and Merck in technology strategy, client partnership, business solution development, shared services, project management, information security and IT operations and support. Naresh has a passion for lifelong learning, having earned an MS in Industrial Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix, as well as certifications in Executive Sigma Black Belt, and Project Management.
Chief Scientific Officer
Vipan brings over 25 years of global experience in the development of formulations and drug delivery technologies. At Adare, he is responsible for global R&D organization comprising of pharmaceutical development, technical operations, regulatory affairs and project management with a focus on developing NCEs, Generics and Innovative Generics. Prior to joining Adare, Vipan has held leadership positions with SGS (North America), Piramal, Dr. Reddys Labs, NPS Pharmaceuticals, where he has led drug discovery, product development and clinical services.
Vipan received his Masters and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from India.
Chief Technology Officer
Anthony brings over 30+ years of pharmaceutical development experience in the formulations, analytical and technical services. At Adare, he is leading for R&D Philadelphia organization comprising of pharmaceutical development, analytical development and technical service operations to service clients in developing NCEs, 505(b)(2) and Generics as well as technical transfer projects. Prior to joining Adare, Anthony has held leadership positions with Cambrex/Halo, Patheon and Apotex.
Anthony received his Ph.D. in University of Toronto, Canada
Giuseppe Di Vincenzo
Chief Strategy Officer
Giuseppe leads our strategy, communications and internal pipeline development teams.
He was previously Vice President, Strategic and Commercial Development at Adare where he was responsible for commercial strategy, marketing, business development and internal pipeline development activities. Prior to that, he was Vice President Global Sales and Strategy at Aptalis Pharmaceutical Technologies. Before joining Aptalis, he held a number of senior positions at Eurand. He also held roles with Élan Corporation and Arthur D. Little.
Giuseppe holds a degree in Biology from the University Federico II of Naples, Italy and a Master of Business Administration from the London Business School, United Kingdom.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Kristin Berkinsky has more than 20 years in global Human Resources experience across life sciences and pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, and business services. Kristin joined Adare from Conduent, Inc., where she served in a Global Vice President of Human Resources position. Kristin led talent and organizational initiatives for several business units within Conduent and supported the senior leadership across the organization in human resources related activity. Previously, she served as CHRO at Argo Turboserve, a global manufacturing and supply chain services organization. Earlier, Kristin worked in the CDMO industry as Global Head of Human Resources for Piramal Healthcare and CHRO at Halo Pharmaceuticals.
Kristin earned her BA in Philosophy from Pennsylvania State University.
President, Adare Biome
Ludger brings over 30 years of global business and marketing leadership to Adare and expertise in animal and human nutrition including probiotics and enzymes. He has successfully led business growth through commercial development and successful M&A in Europe, Asia, South America, and the United States in the animal and human nutrition spaces. Prior to joining Adare Biome, Ludger was Chief Business Officer at BRAIN AG, where he held responsibility to commercialize the business on a global scale and served as a member of the management Board. Ludger was instrumental in significant value creation for the company by resetting BRAIN AG’s market focus and expanding the organization’s scalable products. Previously, Ludger held positions of increasing responsibility at BASF Corporation from 2005-2018.