rMark Bio, Inc. is a Chicago, IL based software company building the world’s first deep learning recommendation and analytics platform specifically for pharmaceutical companies and their liaisons. rMark Bio, Inc. was founded in 2015 by Jason M. Smith (Chief Executive Officer) and Dr. Lev Becker (Chief Science Officer).  We are a team of passionate life science and software veterans with a broad range of experience in the bioinformatics, product design, data analytics, mobile, and enterprise software industries.


Our leadership team consists of seasoned business, biochemist, product design and development veterans with proven track records of success supported by a team of accomplished software engineers.

Jason M. Smith
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Jason Smith is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 17 years of industry experience as technologist and product executive . He has held positions in early-stage companies, large multi-national corporations and venture capital incubators yielding a rich professional background. He has assisted multiple startups to raise over $5MM in funding. Jason brings experience as an business executive and principal technologist in distributed systems architecture, big data analytics, and high-performance computing from work with ATI Research, AT&T, General Dynamics, IBM and GraySky Simulations.

Lev Becker, PhD
Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer

A tenure-track Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago, Lev’s research, which has been published in prominent journals including Cell Metabolism, Immunity, and PNAS, routinely incorporates systems biology, computational, and bioinformatics methods. His expertise in these areas is underscored by the numerous research grants he as obtained from the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, Cancer Research Foundation, and ResMed Corporation.

Brian Ganaway
VP of Tech Ops

Brian Ganaway has over 10 years experience in multiple facets of end-to-end customer architecture, contracted services, business services, and product delivery. He recently worked for CDW as a Lead Customer Service Architect wherein one of his key responsibilities included the development and implementation of a multi-billion dollar Managed Services program for their Fortune 500 clients. Brian’s experience blends hands-on technical expertise and executive leadership as highlighted by his roles at Watermark Estate Management, 1st United Bank, and ITS.

Joe Bangah
VP of Finance

Joe Bangah has held executive positions at several telecommunications industry companies, focusing on business model development, financial analytics, operational budget management, fund raising and M&A activities, including Spligitty Fiber Optic Services and CondoInternet (acquired by Wave Broadband). Joe holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from University of British Columbia and a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Washington.


rMark Bio has a team of advisors provides diverse expertise in finance, business growth strategies, pharmaceutical-academic partnerships, and artificial intelligence.

Stuart DePina
Group President Envestnet | Tamarac

Dr. Christopher Rhodes
Vice President, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease R&D, MedImmune

Manish Puri, Pharm.D./MBA
Executive Medical Science Liaison at AstraZeneca

Kareem Ayoub
MD/PhD University of Oxford, Artificial Intelligence