Driven to Solve the World’s Toughest Safety Issues

 

SafeTraces is a team of entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, and safety practitioners on a mission to ensure the highest safety standards for the air we breathe. We come from around the world with diverse professional experience in startups, multinational companies, social enterprises, government, and the military. We are dreamers, doers, inventors, and builders, committed to making the world a safer and better place.

Erik Malmstrom
CEO

The CEO of SafeTraces, a Bay Area-based technology company and leader in DNA-enabled diagnostic...

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Erik Malmstrom
CEO
Ulrike Hodges, PhD
COO

Ulrike is a founding member of SafeTraces. She is responsible for operations and managing strategic...

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Ulrike Hodges, PhD
COO
Jeff Zellmer
CFO

Jeff is a veteran financial executive with a proven track record...

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Jeff Zellmer
CFO
Phil Arnold
VP, Engineering and Manufacturing

Phil is responsible for engineering, manufacturing and supply chain operations. He has deep...

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Phil Arnold
VP, Engineering and Manufacturing
Nick Heredia, PhD
Director, Research and Development

Nick directs and manages the company’s R&D, ensuring scientific coherence...

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Nick Heredia, PhD
Director, Research and Development
Stephanie Scibilia
Director, Strategic Accounts

Stephanie is responsible for growing the market position of SafeTraces' solutions...

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Stephanie Scibilia
Director, Strategic Accounts
Michael Clark
Director, Compliance

Michael is in charge of compliance, developing and implementing compliance programs, and training...

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Michael Clark
Director, Compliance
Andrew Bainbridge
Enterprise Sales Manager

Andrew has spent his entire career driving adoption of emerging technologies...

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Andrew Bainbridge
Enterprise Sales Manager
John Norton
Sr. Embedded Systems Engineer

John is responsible for building the software that powers the SafeTraces solutions. He has held...

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John Norton
Sr. Embedded Systems Engineer
Ilan Arvelo, PhD
Applications Engineer

llan designs and manages scientific experiments to exacting data science and statistical standards...

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Ilan Arvelo, PhD
Applications Engineer
Armando Elizondo
Applications Engineer

Armando designs and analyzes statistical-based studies and data models...

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Armando Elizondo
Applications Engineer
Zhenbin Fan
Scientist

Zhenbin brings 13 years of biotechnology industry experience...

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Zhenbin Fan
Scientist
Arthi Palaniappan
Software Engineering Manager

Arthi is responsible for designing reliable, high-performance, and scalable software platforms...

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Arthi Palaniappan
Software Engineering Manager
Peter Mattei
Process Engineer

Peter designs DNA tagging formulations, managing the process from ideation to development...

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Peter Mattei
Process Engineer
Caroline Paikoff‑Hilton
Product Marketing Manager

Caroline is responsible for product marketing, executing marketing strategy, and creating...

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Caroline Paikoff‑Hilton
Product Marketing Manager
Edgar Machuca
Laboratory Manager

Edgar brings 13 years in the biotech industry to the assay development team.

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Edgar Machuca
Laboratory Manager
Anton Panev
Project Manager

Anton manages the planning and execution of strategic client projects...

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Anton Panev
Project Manager
Ashley Fry
Research Associate

Ashley assists in sample processing and running assays...

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Ashley Fry
Research Associate
Garry Chao
Sr. Buyer/Planner

Garry is responsible for purchasing, managing contract manufacturers, and coordinating client and partner projects...

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Garry Chao
Sr. Buyer/Planner

Board of Directors

Chuck Templeton
Chair

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Chuck Templeton
Chair
Erik Malmstrom
President

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Erik Malmstrom
President
Ulrike Hodges
Director

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Ulrike Hodges
Director
Ted Bischak
Director

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Ted Bischak
Director
Shripriya Mahesh
Director

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Shripriya Mahesh
Director

Board of Advisors

We are proud to be guided by a team of world-renowned experts as we advance veriDART.

Matthew Bogyo
Professor, Stanford

Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology at Stanford University

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Matthew Bogyo
Professor, Stanford
Lydia Bourouiba
Assoc. Professor, MIT

Associate Professor and Founder of The Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission Laboratory at MIT

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Lydia Bourouiba
Assoc. Professor, MIT
Stan Deresinski
Professor, Stanford

Clinical Professor of Medicine and Infectious Disease, Medical Director at Stanford University

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Stan Deresinski
Professor, Stanford
Glenn Fishler
Board Director, Citadel EHS

Management Consultant, Axelero LLC and Board Director at McMillen Jacobs Associates...

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Glenn Fishler
Board Director, Citadel EHS
John Martin
Independent CIH and Consultant

Dr. John Martin has 22 years of industry experience that includes analytical chemistry...

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John Martin
Independent CIH and Consultant
Marcos X. Sanchez-Plata
Assoc. Professor, Texas Tech

Associate Professor of Global Food Security at Texas Tech University Dr. Marcos X Sanchez-Plata...

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Marcos X. Sanchez-Plata
Assoc. Professor, Texas Tech
Simon Turner
Founder, Building Cognition LLC

Founder of Building Cognition LLC, a consulting business to help make workplaces and buildings more productive and healthy

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Simon Turner
Founder, Building Cognition LLC
Mark Drozdov
Senior Principal Consultant / Subject Matter Expert

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) industry expert

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Mark Drozdov
Senior Principal Consultant / Subject Matter Expert