Leadership

Aaron Plante

General Manager, 16 Years of Industry Experience

Aaron Plante joined the company in July of 2009 and became the General Manager in 2017.

Aaron has 16 years of experience in operations, project coordination/management, communications, and compliance issues relating to biomedical research administration and its technology-based solutions. His previous employers include top tier research organizations such as Temple University and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Pfizer). While working at Wyeth, he was responsible for global, multi-site IACUC functions including standardization, harmonization and coordination efforts and served as a member of global IT project teams as subject matter expert and technology solutions liaison. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology, a Masters of Laboratory Animal Science from MCP Hahnemann University, School of Medicine, and a Masters of Journalism from Temple University.

 

Laurie Childers

Operations Manager, 24 years of software business experience

Laurie Childers joined the company in 2006.  She is responsible for Client Care which includes Project Services/Implementation and Client Support. 

Laurie has 23 years experience in software and web development including roles in business analysis, project management, product management and agile leadership.  Her previous employers include The National Park Service, Dun & Bradstreet, HomeAway and Charles Schwab.  Laurie also holds a number of agile and scrum certifications from both The Scrum Alliance and Scrum.org.  At TOPAZ, Laurie has held the roles of Product Manager, Scrum Master and now Client Care Manager.  Laurie holds a BA Honors degree in Anthropology from Texas State University. 

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