CEO, Co-Founder & Board Director

Thomas Forest Farb-Horch

Serial life sciences & technology executive, founder, and Board Member at Cytyc, Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO), HNC Software, Indevus Pharmaceuticals, Retek and Saf-T-Med. 


CSO, Co-Founder & Board Director

Alan Blanchard, Ph.D.

Numerous commercial instrumentation successes in DNA sequencing & DNA microarrays at Life Technologies, Applied Biosystems, Agencourt Personal Genomics & Rosetta Inpharmatics. B.S. & Ph.D., California Institute of Technology & postdoctoral fellowship with Lee Hood.


Senior Advisor, Commercialization

Herb Kenny

VP of Commercial  Operations, Scientific Instruments, Thermo Fisher Scientific ($2 billion of sales). 34 years in global sales, service and marketing at Thermo Fisher Scientific



EVP, International

Takashi Kiyoizumi, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.

Founder and CEO, MediciNova (NASDAQ: MNOV). President and CEO, Tanabe Research Laboratories, USA, US affiliate of Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma. M.D. & Ph.D. from Keio School of Medicine and M.B.A from MIT.


VP, Software Engineering

Michael Moody, M.S.

Software engineering leader. VP of Software Development at Implant Sciences (acquired by L3 Technologies). Principal Software Engineer at Powerwave and ADC Telecommunications. M.S and B.S. in Computer Engineering, Northeastern University


General Counsel

Ira Schaefer, J.D.

Former Partner at Hogan Lovells, Clifford Chance and Chadbourne & Parke.


Advisory Board

In addition to our leadership and Board of Directors, Thrive Bioscience has an Advisory Board comprised of internationally renowned business and scientific leaders. The list of the Advisory Board members is available by contacting