The CombiMatrix Executive Team
President & CEO
Mr. McDonough brings over 16 years of experience in diagnostic healthcare and life sciences to CombiMatrix. Led by his passion for patient care, he has spent his career growing early stage and emerging Cancer Diagnostics, Molecular Diagnostics and Commercial Laboratory organizations.In August 2012, Mr. McDonough joined CombiMatrix as Chief Commercial Officer. His efforts to optimize the commercial aspects of CombiMatrix and his focus on prenatal testing had an immediate impact on the company’s long-term strategy and financial success.
Mr. McDonough brings over 16 years of experience in diagnostic healthcare and life sciences to CombiMatrix. Led by his passion for patient care, he has spent his career growing early stage and emerging Cancer Diagnostics, Molecular Diagnostics and Commercial Laboratory organizations.
In August 2012, Mr. McDonough joined CombiMatrix as Chief Commercial Officer. His efforts to optimize the commercial aspects of CombiMatrix and his focus on prenatal testing had an immediate impact on the company’s long-term strategy and financial success.
Mr. McDonough came to CombiMatrix from Pathwork Diagnostics where he was Vice President of Sales and Service. His business acumen was instrumental in driving all phases of the commercial efforts at Pathwork Diagnostics; including sales, reimbursement strategies, and market creation of novel diagnostics that fulfilled a critical, yet unmet need for patients with metastatic disease.
Preceding his time at Pathwork Diagnostics, Mr. McDonough held positions of increasing responsibility at US LABS, ultimately assuming the role of Vice President of Sales. He also served in an executive capacity at Dianon and Laboratory Corporation of America (post acquisition). His contributions as a field sales resource and sales leader from 2002-2004 were instrumental in the growth of US LABS from $17M to $75M, resulting in its successful acquisition by Laboratory Corporation of America in early 2005. Prior to US LABS, Mr. McDonough was with EMC Corporation and Ventana Medical Systems.
Before to joining the healthcare industry, Mr. McDonough was a ranking officer in the United States Navy for six years, where he served as Navigator of the USS FLETCHER (DD 992).
Mr. McDonough received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Miami University-Ohio.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Scott Burell was promoted to Chief Financial Officer of CombiMatrix in November 2006. He has successfully led the split-off of the Company in 2007 from its former parent, has led several successful public and private debt and equity financing transactions and successfully executed the Company’s reorganization and relocation in 2010. Prior to this, Mr. Burell had served as our Vice President of Finance since November 2001 and as our Controller from February 2001 to November 2001. From May 1999 to first joining CombiMatrix in February 2001, Mr. Burell was the Controller for Network Commerce, Inc., a publicly traded technology and information infrastructure company located in Seattle. Prior to this, Mr. Burell spent 9 years with Arthur Andersen's Audit and Business Advisory practice in Seattle. During his tenure in public accounting, Mr. Burell worked with many clients, both public and private, in the high-tech and healthcare markets, and was involved in numerous public offerings, spin-offs, mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Burell obtained his Washington state CPA license in 1992 and is a certified public accountant (currently inactive). He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Business Finance from Central Washington University.
VICE PRESIDENT OF BILLING & REIMBURSEMENT
Kim Leroux offers over 12 years of experience in laboratory experience, specifically focused on Billing and Support Services. Ms. Leroux serves as CombiMatrix’s Vice President of Billing & Reimbursement.
Prior to joining CombiMatrix, Ms. Leroux worked at US LABS, a division of Laboratory Corporation of America for 10 years. There, she served as National Director of Client Services, and was instrumental in standardizing Client Service process at affiliated facilities, developing call-back programs to increase revenue and days sales outstanding (DSO), and developing Management Programs to monitor top revenue accounts.
Ms. Leroux earned her Bachelor Degree in Public Relations from California State University of Fullerton.
Vice President of Payer Access & Reimbursement
Karen Warner R.N., brings over 30 years of healthcare experience to CombiMatrix, spending the first half of her career in Nursing. Throughout her career, Ms. Warner’s success has always been driven by putting the patient first. She successfully managed a 16 bed CT ICU for the VA population and has continued that trajectory by leading successful teams in Pharmaceuticals Sales, Training, Diagnostic Health Care and Payor Access.
Prior to joining CombiMatrix, Ms. Warner worked at Bako Integrated Physician Solutions where she served as Director of Payer Relations and was responsible for national market access for all payers. During her tenure at Bako, she secured direct multi-year national agreements at preferred pricing with six large national payers and 27 key regional/state Blues plans. Prior to Bako, Ms. Warner was president of Touch Point Consulting, a payer relations consulting company in molecular diagnostics, genetics and personalized medicine. Ms. Warner has previously held various positions in Sales, Payor Relatios and Reimbursment at Genoptix Medical Laboratories, Alkermes and Sanofi-Synthelabo.