Leadership Team


Sam Massoni - CEO

Sam is the founder, President, and CEO of New England Peptide. His entire professional career has been dedicated to peptide and polyclonal antibody production. Sam graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Honors Program at Northeastern University with a B.S. in Biology. He has held scientific positions in the peptide departments of Repligen and Leukosite biotech firms and was the Director of Production at a Northeastern peptide company. Sam has consulted with various biotechnology firms and has also been a small business consultant for several start-up entities. He was honored by the Worcester Business Journal as a “40 under 40” winner, and his company New England Peptide, Inc. won “Start-Up of the Year” in Central Massachusetts in 1999. 

 

Jennifer Massoni - COO

Jenn co-founded NEP in 1998 and is its current COO, leading all peptide operations. She has a wide range of experience in biotechnology and peptide science and is an expert in the purification and characterization of custom peptides. Past experience includes positions at Applied Biosystems, Harvard Apparatus, PerSeptive Biosystems, and a Northeastern peptide company. She studied Biology at the University of Southern Maine and Northeastern University. She is a member of Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity and a lifetime member of Mensa.

 

Neil Dankievitch - VP, Operations                                            Neil Dankievitch

Neil oversees all aspects of operations and manages the facilities function. Neil has over 16 years working within diverse environments with extensive experience in biotechnology including cell culture and purification of mammalian and insect sources, microbial fermentation and disposable technologies.  Prior to joining NEP, Neil was a Director of Manufacturing Operations, leading the Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technical Sciences and the Commissioning Validation Qualification (CQV) departments at Emergent BioSolutions. Neil holds a BS, MBA and a PMP certification.

                   

 Michelle Lewis - VP, Customer Support

Michelle oversees all aspects of peptide project management for NEP. NEP’s first employee, Michelle has managed several functions within the company, including production, sales, and service before being named VP of Customer Support. Prior to joining NEP, Michelle was a quality control manager at Filtron. Before Filtron, Michelle was a production & quality manager at Quality Controlled Biochemicals. Michelle earned a B.S. in Biology from Framingham State University.

 

Scott Lewis - Director, Antibody Division

Scott oversees all things immunological at NEP. A bioinformatics and antigen selection expert, he has over 15 years of experience in antibody development, assay development, and the chemistry of conjugation. Under Scott's leadership, NEP's antibody programs enjoy a greater than 99% success rate by ELISA. He is also the co-inventor of the Vn96* reagent in the ME™ Kit for Microvesicle Enrichment. Scott joined NEP in 2004 from BioSource (now a part of Invitrogen), where he designed hundreds of their catalog antibody products. Scott earned a B.S. in Biotechnology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

*Patent pending

 

Kristine Bissell - Director of Sales

Kristine oversees the Sales Team efforts and helps coordinate marketing within New England Peptide.  She brings over 15 years of sales and management experiences in the life sciences industry to her role with NEP.  Kristine has worked in all of the life science market segments and, being located in the Washington DC metro area,  has special experience in working with the government research sector.  Kristine is a consistent top sales performer and coach for her sales team.  She earned both a Master’s in Biology and a Master’s in Business Administration.


Bob Armstrong - Chief Strategy Officer

Bob drives the strategic sales initiative. He has a BS/BA from the University of Denver and an MBA. He has 25+ years background in driving sales, building brands, strategy development, and operational execution. In the 10 years prior to joining NEP, he built and sold a $180 million business. 

 

 Peaches and Patches Massoni

Peaches and Patches Massoni have recently joined the NEP team with the official designation of Morale Officers.

Testimonials

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