Chief Executive Officer
David Pauluzzi is Chief Executive Officer of PLUS Diagnostics. A long-time executive in the laboratory and diagnostic industry, Mr. Pauluzzi has more than 20 years of finance, marketing, operations and sales experience. As a senior executive at Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, he played an instrumental role in the company’s growth. He directed operations, marketing and sales for its anatomic pathology and hospital businesses. Mr. Pauluzzi also spent 10 years in executive positions at industry- leading companies, US LABS and Ventana Medical Systems. He began his career with Abbott’s Diagnostics Division. Prior to joining PLUS Diagnostics, Mr. Pauluzzi served as a consultant with Water Street Healthcare Partners, a private equity firm focused exclusively on the health care industry and a majority owner of the company. Mr. Pauluzzi serves on the board of directors for Transgenomic, Inc. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Loyola University of Chicago.
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary
Mr. Urban oversees the company’s financial operations. Mr. Urban has a diverse background with 28 years of financial experience in both private industry and public accounting. Mr. Urban has spent over 15 years in the clinical laboratory testing business, having previously served as the CFO of Unilab Corporation and Westcliff Medical Laboratories. While at Unilab, Mr. Urban helped grow and transform Unilab into the leading laboratory in California and assisted with the successful sale of the company to one of the industry leaders, Quest Diagnostics. Mr. Urban has a successful track record in helping companies substantially grow both their revenue and cash flow. He has been involved in numerous acquisitions and has lead numerous initiatives to streamline operations which have resulted in significant cost savings and efficiencies. Mr. Urban is a Big Four trained CPA and received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Seton Hall University and his MBA in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Chief Information Officer
Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Mr. Hendrick is leading PLUS Diagnostics’ initiative to expand into new and specialized services that will provide enhanced value to customers. He is one of the most experienced sales and marketing leaders in the laboratory industry. Prior to joining PLUS Diagnostics, Mr. Hendrick was the vice president of sales and marketing for US LABS/Esoterix. While there, he created innovative, new programs that increased the company’s revenue and laboratory productivity. Mr. Hendrick also directed marketing and sales efforts for Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., a leading developer of medical diagnostic instruments. He began his health care career in sales management with Abbott’s diagnostic division. Mr. Hendrick holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising from the University of Kentucky.
Senior Vice President of Sales
Mr. Nicholson has been in the laboratory industry since 1993. Mr. Nicholson joined PLUS Dx in July of 2008 as Vice President of Sales and has presided over an expanded sales team as well as launches into two new product lines, GI and Hematology and Oncology. Prior to joining PLUS, Mr. Nicholson worked for Oncotech, Inc. as a sales representative for 5 years. He then joined US Labs as the first sales representative in the company history and was instrumental in driving the growth of the company through sales efforts as well as innovative ideas for new products. While at US Labs, Mr. Nicholson held the titles of sales representative, District Manager, Regional Manager, Director of sales, and AVP of Sales. Mr. Nicholson holds a Bachelors in Business from Georgia State University.
Client Service Manager