Neoteryx Leadership Team
CEO and Founder
Founder and CEO of Neoteryx, Fasha Mahjoor obtained his undergraduate degree from Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK, and his Masters degree from the University of Southern California (USC) in architecture...
After two years in architecture practice, he was taken by the entrepreneurial spirit - in 1982, he founded Phenomenex, a global leader in separation sciences / chromatography.
Under his leadership and without any form of funding, the company rocketed to a market-leading position with 800+ employees, subsidiary companies in 16 countries, and a network of 60 international distributors.
Phenomenex has been recognized for both scientific innovation, including nine R&D 100 Awards, and a vibrant company culture as acknowledged by the Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces. For his leadership in the progress of science, Fasha was named to The Power List 2013 (The Analytical Scientist) recognizing the top influencer's in the field of analytical sciences.
In 2016, Fasha elected to sell his company to Danaher Corporation and stayed on as President of Phenomenex until July 2017 to ensure a smooth transition. Now, Fasha serves as chairman of Farrona LLC, a holdings company made up of Neoteryx LLC, and DBSL in the Netherlands and other business ventures into health and wellness industries. Fasha is a noted philanthropist - he received an Ellis Island Medal of Honor in May 2013, from The National Ethic Coalition of Organizations (NECO), for his dedication to humanity.
Fasha sits on the board of directors for the American Red Cross (Los Angeles) and The Outward Bound Trust, UK as well as PharmaFluidics (Belgium).
Stuart Kushon PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
Stuart Kushon services as our Chief Scientific Officer. Prior to joining Neoteryx, Dr. Kushon, was the Senior Scientist responsible for sample preparation product development at Phenomenex starting in early 2011. At Phenomenex he was...
Stuart Kushon has served as our R&D Manager since July 2014. Prior to joining Neoteryx, Dr. Kushon, was the Senior Scientist responsible for sample preparation product development at Phenomenex starting in early 2011.
At Phenomenex he was the principal investigator and project lead for the Mitra Microsampling Device along with a series of sample preparation and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) product offerings.
Prior to that he served as the Manager of Chemistry R&D at a startup where he directed the development of products (both instruments and assays) using a novel fluorescence detection platform and a rapid immunoassay platform for medical, biodefense, and high throughput drug discovery applications.
He has been an Adjunct Professor at Saddleback College and has taught General, Organic, and Bioorganic chemistry. He acquired his Ph. D. in chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University where he studied the thermodynamics and kinetics of binding of small molecules, oligonucleotides, and their analogues.
Mr. Rietveld began his longstanding, successful career in the science and technology industry at pharmaceutical company Hoechst (now Sanofi). It was during his 2 years at Hoechst where he realized his strengths and real interests were at the interface between science and commerce and he made the decision to pursue this new found passion at Beckman Instruments (now Beckman Coulter).
Fifteen years at Beckman took Mr. Rietveld from Holland, to Geneva (European headquarters) to California (worldwide headquarters), working in worldwide markets and a wide variety of technologies.
At Beckman Instruments Mr. Rietveld honed his entrepreneurial, leadership, and strategic skill set. Since then Mr. Rietveld has been either the founder or a pivotal member of the initial team in several start-ups including Argonaut Technologies, Chemspeed Technologies, and most recently Proteaf Technologies. Mr. Rietveld holds a chemistry degree from the Vrije University in Amsterdam.
Cathy Cordova MBA
Director of Marketing
Cathy Cordova has served as head of marketing since July 2014. Prior to joining Neoteryx, Ms. Cordova led the Brand Management and Global Marketing teams for Phenomenex. During her 12-year marketing tenure...
Cathy Cordova has served as our Senior Marketing Manager since July 2014. Prior to joining Neoteryx, Ms. Cordova led the Brand Management and Global Marketing teams for Phenomenex.
During her 12 year marketing tenure at Phenomenex, Ms. Cordova and her team successfully commercialized dozens of separation science products into the pharmaceutical, life science, clinical diagnostic, food, and environmental industries globally.
She has extensive experience in strategic marketing, business development, branding, digital marketing, website development, marketing communications, market research, media relations, and advertising.
Ms. Cordova holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemical Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach.
James Rudge PhD
James Rudge serves as our Technical Director. Prior to joining Neoteryx, Dr. Rudge worked for Phenomenex for 14 years and is a co-inventor of the Mitra Microsampling Device and the Volumetric Absorptive...
James Rudge has served as our Global Microsampling Specialist since January of 2015. Prior to joining Neoteryx, Dr. Rudge worked for Phenomenex for 14 years and is a co-inventor of the Mitra Microsampling Device and the Volumetric Absorptive Matrix Sampling (VAMS) technology.
During his 14 years at Phenomenex, Dr. Rudge held a number of roles including Key Account Manager, Field Service Specialist and latterly European Business Development manager for Clinical.
These roles allowed him to collaborate with customers on a wide range of projects regularly working in customer laboratories (globally) developing novel sample preparation and LC / LCMS methods.
Dr. Rudge graduated from the University Wales, Swansea with a BSc. (Hons) IIi in Biochemistry and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry where he worked on novel chemiluminescent probes for immunoassays.
Director of Business Development
David Grossman joined Neoteryx in 2018 with a strong background in managing, training, and leading sales teams to launch disruptive healthcare technologies. ...
David Grossman joined Neoteryx in 2018 with a strong a background in managing, training, and leading sales teams to launch disruptive healthcare technologies.
Mr. Grossman has won various awards for his work, including President’s Club, Rookie of the Year, Rep of the Year, and other sales achievements as a Senior Sales Manager and Sales Training Manager. Prior to his work with Neoteryx, Mr. Grossman helped launch a genetic test that assisted in the identification of potentially harmful pathogens in patients with chronic wounds.
David holds a Masters Degree from Liberty University with a focus on Business Management and Leadership, and earned his Bachelors degree from Liberty University in Communications Studies.
Engineering, Regulatory Affairs and Operations
Gene Zamba has served as our Manager of Operations and Regulatory Affairs since January of 2015. Prior to joining Neoteryx, Mr. Zamba was the Director of R&D at Cal Biomedical Research, LLC...
Gene Zamba has served as our Manager of Operations and Regulatory Affairs since January of 2015.
Prior to joining Neoteryx, Mr. Zamba was the Director of R&D at Cal Biomedical Research, LLC and developed class III medical implants. Mr. Zamba previously served as a systems engineer at Gen Probe, Inc. and managed the development of automated clinical diagnostic machines.
Prior to that Mr. Zamba was the founder and CEO of Biogenetic Technologies, Inc. a biotechnology and medical device manufacturer.
Mr. Zamba is currently an Adjunct Professor at the College of the Canyons and teaches advanced biomedical engineering classes. Mr. Zamba graduated from the University of South Florida with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and holds a Professional Engineering License in three states.
Fiona Mahjoor L.L.M
Fiona Mahjoor is the Contracts Manager for Neoteryx. She provides legal, contractual, and IP support across the company and collaborates with executives, partners, and customers to draft agreements that advance sales, science, and product development...
Fiona Mahjoor is the Contracts Manager for Neoteryx. She provides legal, contractual, and IP support across the company and collaborates with executives, partners, and customers to draft agreements that advance sales, science, and product development.
She has been deeply involved with Neoteryx since its early days, doing legal work with Phenomenex in 2015, joining the Neoteryx Marketing team in 2016, and supporting the company in various capacities ever since.
She holds a Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.) from Bristol University in the United Kingdom, completed her L.P.C. at the College of Law in London, and holds a Masters of Law (L.L.M.) from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Nima Vazin has served as the Corporate Controller since August of 2017. Prior to joining Neotreyx, Mr. Vazin was the Finance Manager at Phenomenex, where he oversaw all global finance activities...
Nima Vazin has served as the Corporate Controller since August of 2017. Prior to joining Neotreyx, Mr. Vazin was the Finance Manager at Phenomenex, where he oversaw all global finance activities. During his 22-year finance tenure at Phenomenex, Mr. Vazin was responsible for a number of external audits, establishing many internal control protocols while overseeing the financial activities of ten Phenomenex entities.
He has extensive experience in audit, tax, treasury, financial accounting, establishing policies and procedures, establishing internal controls, and compliance reporting
Mr. Vazin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.