Rob Spignesi has more than 20 years of leadership experience. Before joining Rapid Micro Biosystems, he was Vice President and General Manager, Americas, for the Microbiology Division of Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Previously, Mr. Spignesi was the VP of Global Strategy, Marketing, and Business Development for Fisher Scientific. He has also held senior positions at McKesson Corporation and its affiliates, including EVP Operations and Development and National Vice President of Sales and Business Development.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Spignesi was a senior consultant within the Life Sciences and Healthcare practice of Deloitte Consulting and an aviation officer with the U.S. Army.
Mr. Spignesi holds a BS in Economics from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Columbia University, where he was the Dr. Donald Bibeault Scholar.
Sean Wirtjes has over 30 years of broad financial experience in the healthcare and technology industries. Most recently, he served as Vice President, Finance and Controller of Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) for Boston Scientific, a manufacturer of medical devices. In this role, he led all aspects of financial management for the AMEA region, as well as providing regional oversight for the strategic pricing, reimbursement, supply chain, and business development functions.
Previously he served as Vice President of Investor Relations at Boston Scientific, in progressive roles at Varian, Inc. including Vice President and Controller and Vice President, Finance and Treasurer, and as Corporate Controller at Quova. He began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers, serving emerging, high-growth clients across the healthcare and technology industries.
Mr. Wirtjes holds a BS in Accounting from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of Financial Executives International (FEI) and the Association of Financial Professionals (AFP).
Vicki Vezina is a global human resources executive with 25 years of progressive HR experience across multiple industries, where she has been effective at impacting business results and culture change by aligning business and people strategies. She has a strong track record of designing and implementing HR operating models to attract and develop high-performing teams.
Ms. Vezina has held such positions as Chief People Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer, Vice President of Talent Management and Development with SimpliSafe, Skyworks Solutions, and ThermoFisher Scientific, respectively. She has built her career by working in high growth companies, helping the leadership teams develop scalable and sustainable talent strategies to support the business objectives.
Ms. Vezina holds a master's degree in Organizational Psychology from William James College, and a BA from Clark University. She sits on the advisory board for the George Washington University Transformative Leadership in Disruptive Times Certificate Program.
Kris Williams leads all aspects of new product design and development at Rapid Micro Biosystems. She joined the company from Ecolab, where she held progressive leadership positions across Research and Development, Engineering, Supply Chain and Quality over a period spanning nearly twenty years.
Ms. Williams holds an Executive Development Program Certificate from Wharton Business School, a Management Development Program Certificate from University of North Carolina and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Texas.
John Wilson has over 20 years of progressive experience to RMB from Medtronic and Becton Dickinson, where he was most recently the Vice President Global Operations. Mr. Wilson has held multiple leadership positions in quality, operational excellence, global operations, product development, and direct day-to-day plant management activities.
Mr. Wilson has served his country in the U.S. Army. He holds a BSBM from University of Phoenix and an MBA from University of San Francisco.
Mike Wysocki leads our Global Sales and Marketing teams at Rapid Micro Biosystems and has overall responsibility to drive Growth Direct System sales and consumable usage. Mr. Wysocki brings nearly two decades of experience at General Electric and GE Healthcare. During his GE career, he held roles of increasing responsibility in their Diagnostic Imaging and Pharmaceutical Diagnostics business units. In his last role with GEHC, General Manager, U.S. Molecular Imaging, he was responsible for all commercial activities and long-term strategic planning within the Molecular Imaging business segment.
Mr. Wysocki holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree from Boston College and resides in the greater Boston area with his wife and two boys.