Meet the Leadership

Dan White

Chief Operating Officer

Dan has over 25 years of experience working in the clinical development industry, including hospital/clinic environments and the Contract Research organization (CRO) industry in strategic roles. Prior to joining Verista, Dan was SVP GM and Global Head of Functional Service Provider (FSPx) for Labcorp Drug Development, VP of Global Operations at ICON plc, and VP, Global Head of Project Management at IQVIA.

He earned a BSN in Nursing from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and received his MBA in Health/Health Care Administration/Management from Binghamton University School of Management,
Binghamton, NY.

Olga Whitlatch

Olga Whitlatch

Chief Financial Officer

Olga has more than 20 years of experience leading financial operations for innovative companies and driving exceptional revenue growth. She is revered for rising to every challenge and never backing down until the goal is achieved. 

Olga values the critical role that technology plays within a company and constantly seeks new ways to automate processes and streamline operations. She believes innovation is the key to effectively addressing shortcomings and spurring new business growth. Before joining Verista, Olga was the Chief Financial Officer for Movilitas, a Corporate Controller for Peak-Ryzex, and the Manager of Strategic Planning and Business Analysis at American Express, where she was the mastermind behind the first-ever prepaid gift card model. 

Olga’s professional history is complemented by an Executive MBA from Harvard School of Business, where she completed her Certificate of Management Excellence, Leadership for Senior Executives, Mergers & Acquisitions Program, and the Strategic Agility Program. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Gore School of Business and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Utah.

Scott Kobayashi

Vice President, Internal Operations

Scott has been in the Life Sciences his whole career, with 20+ years of experience in the industry. After co-founding Delta PM in 2006 and spending several years in Validation, Project Management, and Account Management roles, Scott became CEO of Delta PM in 2018, which was acquired by Verista in 2022. Scott is currently responsible for internal functions at Verista, including HR, IT, and Quality & Training. He is passionate about people, company culture, and leveraging technology to make businesses more efficient. Scott is a San Francisco Bay Area native, and his personal interests include Cal Athletics (Go Bears!), golf, and home cooking. Scott graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.

Broderick Jones

Broderick Jones

Senior Vice President, Growth & Business Development

Broderick has 20+ years of experience working with and for premier global companies across the life sciences industry, leading programs and teams for ongoing commercial success. He has a track record of developing high quality business strategies and plans for enterprise investment and transformation to drive unparalleled customer experience and operational excellence globally. Prior to joining Verista, Broderick was Executive VP, Head of Global Life Sciences & Medical Technology at Capgemini and Vice President, Healthcare and Life Science Consulting at EPAM Systems. Broderick has 2 patents for his work in life sciences. 

Michael Zanette

Senior Vice President, Delivery Operations

Mike graduated from the Pennsylvania State University and has been working in the pharmaceutical field for approximately 25 years. He has achieved certification as a quality auditor by the American Society of Quality and received his PMP from the Project Management Institute. Through his multifaceted work experience, he has become an industry-known expert specializing in operations, automation, integration, validation, and regulatory compliance. He has executed projects and supported clients both domestic and international. Mike was a principal at Covex, LLC, helping to launch that company and drive its growth and success as the Vice President of Operations. Mike is now responsible for the delivery of all client-facing operations at Verista.

Susan Najjar

Vice President, Marketing

Susan is a senior marketing and business development strategy executive with a passion for delivering business results, growth, market strategy, innovation, and client delight. She has a wide range of experience in the Life Sciences industry, including marketing, business development, management consulting, and engineering. Prior to Verista, Susan held leadership roles at Labcorp, Sciformix (acquired by Labcorp), Thermo Fisher, Gillette, and Deloitte Consulting. She has a track record of successfully growing businesses, delivering results, managing teams, and earning the trust of clients. She has an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and an MS in Biochemical & Chemical Engineering from Tufts University.