Our Leadership Team
Mark GoldbergBoard Chair
Dr. Mark Goldberg is a board-certified toxicologist and a serial entrepreneur. He focuses on commercializing new technology for a more sustainable world and mentoring the next generation of entrepreneurs. He serves as chair of Precision Biomonitoring’s Board of Directors.
John FerraroBoard Director
As a curious, adventure-seeking and bootstrapping visionary, John Ferraro is passionate about agriculture and innovating the food supply chain. He has built organizations and strategic alliances focused on enabling the integration of a sustainable meat proteins supply chain that produces quality food and delivers real value for all, from farmers to end consumers.
John PearsonBoard Director
John Pearson is President and CEO at QDZ Enterprizes Limited and former Global Managing Director of Hatch.
Mario ThomasCO-FOUNDER, DIRECTOR & CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Dr. Mario Thomas is accomplished in biotech innovation. Mario has served as a senior executive in several successful start-ups and global companies
He holds a Ph.D. In Chemistry from Université Laval in Quebec City, as well as a DSA from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales of Université de Montréal. He is also a chartered board director with the C.Dir. designation.
Amanda NaaumCO-FOUNDER & PROGRAM MANAGER
Dr. Amanda Naaum has over ten years of experience in molecular assay development for species identification in both academic and start-up industry settings. Amanda holds a Ph.D. from the University of Guelph. Dr. Naaum was awarded the IUFoST Young Scientist Award (2016), and a Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowship (2018) in recognition of her research and innovation achievements in point of need food species authenticity testing. She now extends this expertise to applications for food and animal safety and environmental monitoring at PBI.
Steve CrookesCo-Founder & Head of Development
Dr. Steve Crookes is a molecular and integrative ecologist having accumulated over ten years of academic and industry experience in the application of molecular and experimental methods to issues in conservation biology. Over the past five years, Steve’s work has focused upon maximizing the utility of environmental DNA (eDNA) detection as a tool to broaden our understanding of the distribution and spatiotemporal ecology of species-at-risk, aquatic invasive species, and indicator taxa
We are solving the toughest industry-wide challenges.
We are working at the forefront of eDNA technologies, using innovative tools and techniques to produce results.
We develop the most accurate tests through rigorous laboratory and third-party validation.
We form long-lasting relationships with our valued customers.
We produce reliable, transparent results you can trust.
We are dedicated to what we do. From assay development to field validations, every step is done carefully and passionately.