Karin Jager

Global Head Clinical Sciences/VP, Head of AlcheraBio

  • International Animal Health executive with more than 15 years of global experience in Animal Health

  • Proven track record in Global Marketing for vaccines, parasiticides and specialty pharmaceuticals, Sales and P&L responsibility as country manager and Head of AlcheraBio

  • Experienced in building portfolios and product development in collaboration with R&D teams and supply chain management support for both vaccines and parasiticides

Fun Fact:

  • Part-time teacher at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht, The Netherlands

My Inspiration as Part of the Team:

  • I love working for AlcheraBio because we have such a good team, committed to delivering high quality results, with true passion for supporting our customers and veterinarians to helping improve lives of animals and their owners

Stephen E. Bienhoff, DVM, MBA, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

  • Native of Kansas with degrees from Kansas State University (undergraduate and veterinary) and the University of Missouri-Columbia (business and graduate)

  • Veterinarian with practice experience in rural Kansas mixed animal practice

  • Experience in the animal health industry, since 1994, with focus on pharmaceutical research, development, and regulatory affairs

  • Pharmaceutical development experience includes numerous animal species, including dogs, cats, horses, cattle, pigs, chickens, and fish

  • Key strengths include clinical study design and regulatory strategy consultation

Fun Fact:

  • During summer weekends, if I am not mowing my 2.5-acre lawn (which I love to do), I am on the lake or the North Carolina Outer Banks!

My Inspiration as Part of the Team:

  • I love clinical development; the perfect mix of research and clinical medicine!

Bryan H. Beaird, B.Sc

Head of Quality

  • Six Sigma Black Belt for 16 years

  • Served as Global Director of Data Management for an industry leading company

  • Managed US Clinical Operations for Novartis Animal Health

  • Supported Operations, Quality, and Regulatory for multiple product approvals

  • Worked in Federally regulated industries for over 26 years

Fun Fact:

  • I once impressed other skiers by reaching the bottom of the famous KT-22 (Squaw Valley Ski Resort) faster than my skis using unplanned cartwheels, tumbling, and uncontrolled sliding.

My Inspiration as Part of the Team:

  • I truly enjoy contributing to solutions for the various challenges within our industry. Contributing to the completion of a study that will enhance the life of animals inspires me.

Georgiana Syby, MPH

Head of Clinical Services

  • I received a BS in Biology from Monmouth University in 2003 and an MPH from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) in 2008. While attending UMDNJ, I worked at Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson and Johnson company

  • I began my career with AlcheraBio in 2008 as a Monitor and moved into a project management role in 2012. In January of 2018, I began my role as Head of Clinical Services

  • In my current role, I am responsible for leading the clinical monitoring team

  • I enjoy developing our clinical monitoring team to ensure we provide the best service for our clients

  • During my ten years with this company, I have enjoyed seeing AlcheraBio grow into what it is today

Fun Fact:

  • I love traveling the world with my husband and children. While traveling, we search for sea glass to add to our collection.

My Inspiration as Part of the Team:

  • The team of people that I work with as well as our commitment to bettering the lives of animals

Mario LaSpina, B.Sc

Head of Finance

  • Graduated from Rutgers University

  • Started at Alcherabio in January of 2015

  • Accepted role of Head of Finance in January of 2018

  • Oversee day to day financial processes as well as forecasting financials for the future

Fun Fact:

  • Something fun about me is that I’m an avid runner and also love books and all genres of movies

My Inspiration as Part of the Team:

  • The amount I am learning on the job; Each day I am learning something new about the animal health industry through my coworkers and our clients. The people I work with are very passionate about what they do, and it makes working here something to look forward to every day