About Us


Healthcare innovation is best served when individuals with diverse backgrounds come together with a common purpose and clear objectives to improve patient lives. We are product strategists, engineers, data scientists and designers who are experts in our domain and passionate about advancing life sciences for the greater good.

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    Jason M Smith

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Jason Smith is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 19 years of industry experience as technologist and product executive. He has held positions in early-stage companies, large multinational corporations and venture capital incubators yielding a rich professional background. Jason has extensive experience as a business executive, product leader and principal technologist in distributed systems architecture, video, big data analytics, and high-performance computing from work with ATI Research, AT&T, Cryptocybernetics, IBM and GraySky Simulations.

  • Brian Ganaway

    Executive VP

    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.

  • Annette Santore

    VP of Product

    VP of Product at rMark Bio, leading development of AI solutions that accelerate discoveries and collaboration for life sciences. Believes less technology is more, and focuses on building products that integrate harmoniously with how people work and live. Enjoys solving human problems through strategy, design and technology. Experience includes agency-side, corporation, startup and small business ownership. Reads, writes and makes five-star playlists.

  • 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.

  • Jason Nett, PhD

    VP of Data Engineering and Data Science

    Jason Nett began his career as an experimental high energy physicist, earning a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and going on to perform research in finding evidence for the Higgs Boson, searches for supersymmetry, and precision measurements in electroweak physics. He then spent years as a full stack software engineer building the data program for a company that provides inflight connectivity. He designed and built software deriving business value out of data, online reporting systems, and an online advertising platform. In both the academic and private sectors, he has developed and utilized cutting edge data science and AI techniques in software.

  • Mike Abbadessa, Pharm.D.

    Director, Medical Affairs

    Mike has over 15 years in the pharma industry across all functions within Medical Affairs including field teams and home office senior leadership roles. His most recent position was the Sr Director of Innovation and Strategy for Medical Affairs at a top 20 Pharma company. In addition, he has 17 years of acute care hospital practice and has been a medical leader and managed diverse teams, in various settings for most of his career.

  • Harriet Tran

    Director of Product Management

    Harriet Tran has spent her career with Veeva and IQVIA building the pharmaceutical industry’s market leading CRM solutions. She’s worked extensively across the commercial, medical, and market access facets of this space, helping companies orchestrate to approach HCPs more strategically. Harriet believes that medical has a uniquely important role given pharma’s scientific complexity of today’s therapies, restricted access to HCPs and a broad stakeholder universe. Harriet holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Loyola University and is currently working towards her Executive MBA at Kellogg School of Management.

Board of Directors

rMark Bio advisors provide diverse expertise in finance, business strategies, and the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Jason Smith

    CEO & Co-founder at rMark Bio

  • Mark Achler

    Managing Partner at MATH Ventures

  • John Clyman

    VP Engineering, Marketplace Quality & Security at Rubicon Project

  • Lev Becker, PhD

    University of Chicago, Co-founder at rMark Bio. Observer.

Board of Advisors

  • Mark Niemaszek

    Vice President

  • Patrick Retif

    Executive Vice President

  • Philip Rackliffe

    CEO Centerline Biomedical

  • Jeffrey A. Judd

    Director of Enterprise Sales at IQVIA 


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