Management Team

Stuart Jones – President and Chief Executive Officer

Stuart has over 30 years of general and financial management experience in a variety of industries, as a CEO and CFO of public and private companies, including serving as Biolife’s first Chief Financial Officer in 2004–2005.  Stuart has extensive experience with strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions, financing, restructuring and international operations, primarily in manufacturing and distribution.  Stuart also is president & CEO/managing partner of Professional Management Company, LLC, an interim management and financial consulting firm.  Stuart has an MBA in finance and marketing from the University of Illinois and a BS in Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Virginia.

Tim Kelly – Executive Vice President

To excel in his Biolife co-responsibilities for overall business growth and for building the distribution channels, Tim brings an exceptional background in strategic sales management and sales accomplishments.  Tim was responsible for Becton Dickinson’s Canadian sales and for National Accounts in the United States.  Tim was also Vice President Sales for Friction Free Technologies, where he successfully launched their line of low friction fibers to the sports, military and healthcare markets.  This solid combination of established sales management and groundbreaking sales approach has been instrumental in the exceptional trade support Biolife’s products are receiving.  Tim has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Indiana University..

Michele Slingluff – Chief Financial Officer

Michele’s primary business experience prior to Biolife was as Controller with Teltronic, Inc. on both the operations side and accounting side of the business.  She has an extensive and thorough background in corporate operations financial management.  Michele was responsible for all aspects of the general ledger and financial statement preparation, budget preparation, implementation and analysis.  Michele received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Masters of Arts in Public Administration, both issued by the University of Akron.  She holds a CPA license (inactive).

Gloria DiPuma – Chief Strategic Officer

Gloria provides financial and strategic insight to Biolife.  Gloria has over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, acquisitions, consulting, budgeting and audit.  She held numerous positions with Nine West Group, including serving as Chief Financial Officer, and was an Audit Manager for Deloitte & Touche.  She received a BS in Business Administration from Bryant College, graduating magna cum laude with a degree in Accounting.

Claudia Masselink – Vice President of Quality / Regulatory

Claudia has over 15 years of experience in Quality Management (pharmaceutical and medical device industry). She brings an extraordinary background in cGMPs and regulatory requirements. Prior to joining Biolife, Claudia was a Compliance Coordinator for Hoffmann-La-Roche responsible for the systems that ensure product and process quality. At Biolife, her responsibilities include ensuring maintenance and continuous improvement of our Quality Management System. She is also responsible for ensuring all relevant quality requirements are met for products and processes while maintaining compliance with US Department of Health and Human Services FDA Regulations, ISO13485, CMDCAS, and European Union Medical Directive (MDD). Claudia has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Montclair State University and a Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University.

Kelly Keene – Vice President of Research & Development

Kelly brings extensive knowledge of ion-exchange resins from his seven years with Advanced Separation Technologies, a subsidiary of Florida Progress. While at AST he participated in both plant design and start-ups. Kelly was the first employee of Biolife in June of 2000. His contributions have been a major factor in converting a product concept into a working product. As Director of R&D, He is responsible for all technical and development efforts at Biolife. Kelly has several issued and pending patents. He graduated with a BS Chemistry from the University of South Florida.

Advisory Team

Louis M. Guzzi, MD, FCCM – Chief Medical Advisor

Doctor Guzzi completed his undergraduate work at Johns Hopkins University then graduated cum laude from Georgetown University College of Medicine in 1986. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Eisenhower Army Medical Center before an operational tour as an internist assigned to the 101st Airborne at Fort Campbell Kentucky. He furthered his training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center by completing an Anesthesia Residency followed by a critical care fellowship. Later, he became the director of Combat Trauma Research at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research with a concentration in combat casualty resuscitation and field management and transport. He authored the military chapter on transport of critical combat casualties. He was awarded two ARCOM’s and a Meritorious Service Medal for advancing battlefield care. After leaving the military he started a critical care practice at Florida Hospital in Orlando Florida. He has served as Chair of Infection Control, vascular access, Code 90 and Medication Safety and is a member of the IRB. He actively practices both anesthesia and critical care medicine and lectures nationally and internationally on both topics. His current passion is in advancing the decrease in medical errors and improvements in patient safety and infectious risk prevention strategies.