Management

Herman Verrelst

CEO

Herman Verrelst is an experienced entrepreneur and business manager, with a specific background in the set up and management of high-tech companies and university spin-offs.
In the past, he has been CEO, director and business unit manager in a number of software/bioinformatics based ventures, in the areas of gene expression based cancer biomarkers, medical imaging and pre-operative planning software and financial crime and compliance solutions.
He received a Master's Degree in Engineering from the K.U.Leuven in 1996 and spent 4 years as a researcher and project coordinator at the same university focusing on artificial intelligence and various applications of advanced data analytics.

herman.verrelst­@cartagenia.com

Steven Verhoeven

COO

Steven has 15-plus years of experience in building international teams, delivering enterprise-wide solutions, and client relationship management. Previously, Steven led the American services division for financial crime and cyber security provider Detica and held executive positions with Norkom Technologies and DATA4s. Steven holds an MBA from Babson College and a Masters in Engineering from the University of Leuven, Belgium.

steven.verhoeven­@cartagenia.com

Drew Arnold

VP Sales & Business development
North America

Drew Arnold has spent 15-plus years in sales and business development in the life sciences, specializing in growing revenues for early-stage technology companiesDrew joins Cartagenia from GenomeQuest, Inc. where he headed the global sales team. Previously, He has held management positions at Silicon Informatics and LION bioscience.
After receiving his PhD from Cornell University, Drew spent three years as a researcher at the Mayo Clinic. He also holds degrees from the University of Minnesota and Oregon State University.

drew.arnold­@cartagenia.com

Steven Van Vooren, Ph. D

Product Marketing Manager

Steven Van Vooren obtained a MSc in Computer Sciences at the University of Ghent in 1999. He gathered experience as IT project manager with Dexia Bank. Later, he obtained a MSc in Artificial intelligence (2003) and a MSc in bioinformatics (2003), and a postgraduate degree in medical cytogenetics (2008). In 2009 he finished a PhD in Engineering Sciences on medical genetics data mining at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. This PhD work catalysed a narrow collaboration between the center for Human Genetics at the Univeristy Hospital of Leuven, and the Bioinformatics department of the Engineering Faculty. This collaboration led to the incorporation of Cartagenia.

steven.vanvooren­@cartagenia.com

Bert Coessens, Ph. D

Product Development and Customer Services Manager

Bert Coessens' background is in molecular biotechnology. He received a master's degree in bio-engineering from the K.U.Leuven in 2001 and a PhD in bioinformatics from the civil engineering department at the K.U.Leuven in 2006. Since 2006 he has been involved in a number of projects with a focus on valorisation of research results. From late 2008 on he has been involved in the startup and further growth of Cartagenia.

bert.coessens­@cartagenia.com