DDC Executive Team

DDC Executive Team

Scott Cramer

Scott Cramer  

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Cramer has over 30 years’ experience in corporate leadership, commercialization, sales, and marketing-management with global medical-device and diagnostic companies. Presently, Scott serves as President and CEO of DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC), a leading global DNA-testing company based in Fairfield, Ohio, which offers testing services such as paternity, immigration, ancestry, veterinary, and forensics through multiple channels including direct-to-consumer, retail, distributors, and government bodies.

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He previously served as President and CEO of Accriva Diagnostics, a global diagnostics company specializing in the coagulation market, which was acquired by Werfen in January 2017. Prior to Accriva, Mr. Cramer served as President and CEO of Novasys Medical, a company in the female incontinence space, which was acquired by Roper Industries in December 2012; he also served as President and CEO of Bacchus Vascular, Inc., a vascular disease treatment company, which was acquired by Covidien plc in March 2009. Scott was Senior Vice President of U.S. Sales and Account Services for VNUS Medical Technologies, which was also acquired by Covidien plc. Prior to VNUS Medical, Scott had an extensive sales leadership career serving as Vice President U.S. Sales at EndoSonics Corporation, which later became Volcano Corporation, National Sales Manager at Cardiometrics, Inc., a medical device company which was acquired by Endosonics Corporation, and several positions at Baxter Healthcare Corporation’s cardiovascular division.

Scott currently serves on the Board of Directors of DNA Diagnostics Center, Veran Medical, and is Chairman of Biocoat, Inc. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Accriva Diagnostics, NeuWave Medical (Chairman), Vascular Insights, Venous Health, AccuVein, Bacchus Vascular and Novasys Medical. Scott holds a B.S. degree in Finance from the Philadelphia University.

Michael Gandy

Chief Financial Officer

Michael Gandy is Chief Financial Officer at DDC. Mike joined the company in 2019 with over 30 years’ experience in growing successful private and public Medtech companies. Prior to joining DDC, he was the CFO of Spinal Kinetics, Inc., the global leader in the development of artificial cervical discs, until its acquisition by Orthofix, Inc. (OFIX) in May of 2018. Prior to Spinal Kinetics, Mike was the CFO of Invuity, Inc. (IVTY), a leading innovator of cutting-edge surgical illumination, where he established the company’s systems and business practices.

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With a strong operational foundation in marketing, strategic planning, cost accounting, human resources, and information systems, Mike brings broad knowledge and experience to the DDC team. He earned his B.S.B.A in Finance from California State University, Long Beach, and an M.B.A. from California State University, Fullerton.

Dr. Michael Baird  

Chief Science Officer

Dr. Baird is Chief Science Officer, Laboratory Director, and DNA Technical Leader. He received his doctorate in genetics from the University of Chicago. He then joined LifeCodes, where he held the positions of, Senior Scientist, Laboratory Director, and Vice President of Laboratory Operations. Dr. Baird has published over 50 articles in peer review journals as well as chapters in books about the use of DNA for identification. He was the first to testify in a criminal trial involving DNA evidence and has since testified in over 350 criminal cases.

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Dr. Baird is a past chair of the Relationship Testing Standards Committee of the AABB, is a fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and also a member of the AABB, American Society of Human Genetics, the American Genetics Society, the American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, the International Society of Forensic Genetics, and the American Society of Hematology.

David Silver  

Vice President of Business Development and Strategy

David Silver is the Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at DDC. He has over 10 years of marketing and strategy experience in consumer products, consumer services, and brand marketing. Prior to joining DDC, he worked in brand management for SunnyD Delight Beverages Company, a Private Equity owned beverage business acquired from Procter & Gamble.

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David has also held management positions at NewPage Corporation (formerly the coated paper division of MeadWestvaco), Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Intelliseek (formerly Planetfeedback, Inc.), and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He received his Bachelors Degree from Boston University and an MBA from Indiana University.

Kathy Leis

Kathy Leis

Vice President of Operations

Kathy Leis is the Vice President of Operations for DDC. In this role, Kathy is responsible for the coordination and oversight of daily operations across multiple departments including the laboratory, accessioning, case management and government contracts. Kathy joined DDC in 2012 where she served as the Director of Operations for the government contracts division, prior to being appointed to VP of Operations in 2014.

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Kathy has over 30 years of laboratory management and operations experience. Prior to joining DDC, Kathy held various positions of increasing responsibility, with the most recent being Director of Operations for Orchid Cellmark at the Dayton facility. Kathy holds a BS degree in Medical Technology from the University of Dayton and is certified as Medical Technologist by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Jason-Judd

Jason Judd 

Vice President of eCommerce

Jason Judd is Vice President of eCommerce for DDC.  Jason is responsible for the daily operations and oversight of multiple divisions at DDC including eCommerce, Inside Sales, Contact Center Operations, Satellite Locations, and Logistics and Supply Chain.  Jason joined DDC in 2007.

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Prior to joining DDC Jason owned and operated a private counseling practice.  In 2004 Jason managed the Crisis Counseling unit in Warren County.  Jason received a BA in Psychology as well as Master of Arts in Counseling from Cincinnati Christian University.  Jason also received his Clinical Counseling license from the State of Ohio.  Jason resides in Maineville with his wife and 4 children.

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Lonny Schwartz

Vice President of Marketing

Lonny Schwartz is Vice President of Marketing at DDC. He is responsible for leading all marketing and branding efforts for the company, including digital, print, and promotional campaigns. Lonny joined DDC in 2019, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise in marketing strategy, with proven results, both in his native California and in Cincinnati.

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Prior to joining DDC, Lonny held various positions, including Director of Marketing at Myriad Genetics, Digital Strategy Director at Rockfish, Director of online Strategy at 3D Systems Corporation, and VP of Business Development at Web Leads, Inc. Lonny currently serves on the Advisory Board of Tax Lab, Inc., and provides guidance for multiple non-profit organizations.

Scott Cramer

Scott Cramer | President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Cramer has over 30 years’ experience in corporate leadership, commercialization, sales, and marketing-management with global medical-device and diagnostic companies. Presently, Scott serves as President and CEO of DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC), a leading global DNA-testing company based in Fairfield, Ohio, which offers testing services such as paternity, immigration, ancestry, veterinary, and forensics through multiple channels including direct-to-consumer, retail, distributors, and government bodies.

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He previously served as President and CEO of Accriva Diagnostics, a global diagnostics company specializing in the coagulation market, which was acquired by Werfen in January 2017. Prior to Accriva, Mr. Cramer served as President and CEO of Novasys Medical, a company in the female incontinence space, which was acquired by Roper Industries in December 2012; he also served as President and CEO of Bacchus Vascular, Inc., a vascular disease treatment company, which was acquired by Covidien plc in March 2009. Scott was Senior Vice President of U.S. Sales and Account Services for VNUS Medical Technologies, which was also acquired by Covidien plc. Prior to VNUS Medical, Scott had an extensive sales leadership career serving as Vice President U.S. Sales at EndoSonics Corporation, which later became Volcano Corporation, National Sales Manager at Cardiometrics, Inc., a medical device company which was acquired by Endosonics Corporation, and several positions at Baxter Healthcare Corporation’s cardiovascular division.

Scott currently serves on the Board of Directors of DNA Diagnostics Center, Veran Medical, and is Chairman of Biocoat, Inc. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Accriva Diagnostics, NeuWave Medical (Chairman), Vascular Insights, Venous Health, AccuVein, Bacchus Vascular and Novasys Medical. Scott holds a B.S. degree in Finance from the Philadelphia University.

Michael Gandy | Chief Financial Officer

Michael Gandy is Chief Financial Officer at DDC. Mike joined the company in 2019 with over 30 years’ experience in growing successful private and public Medtech companies. Prior to joining DDC, he was the CFO of Spinal Kinetics, Inc., the global leader in the development of artificial cervical discs, until its acquisition by Orthofix, Inc. (OFIX) in May of 2018. Prior to Spinal Kinetics, Mike was the CFO of Invuity, Inc. (IVTY), a leading innovator of cutting-edge surgical illumination, where he established the company’s systems and business practices.

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With a strong operational foundation in marketing, strategic planning, cost accounting, human resources, and information systems, Mike brings broad knowledge and experience to the DDC team. He earned his B.S.B.A in Finance from California State University, Long Beach, and an M.B.A. from California State University, Fullerton.

Dr. Michael Baird | Chief Science Officer

Dr. Baird is Chief Science Officer, Laboratory Director, and DNA Technical Leader. He received his doctorate in genetics from the University of Chicago. He then joined LifeCodes, where he held the positions of, Senior Scientist, Laboratory Director, and Vice President of Laboratory Operations. Dr. Baird has published over 50 articles in peer review journals as well as chapters in books about the use of DNA for identification. He was the first to testify in a criminal trial involving DNA evidence and has since testified in over 350 criminal cases.

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Dr. Baird is a past chair of the Relationship Testing Standards Committee of the AABB, is a fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and also a  member of the AABB, American Society of Human Genetics, the American Genetics Society, the American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, the International Society of Forensic Genetics, and the American Society of Hematology.

David Silver | Vice President of Business Development and Strategy

David Silver is the Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at DDC. He has over 10 years of marketing and strategy experience in consumer products, consumer services, and brand marketing. Prior to joining DDC, he worked in brand management for SunnyD Delight Beverages Company, a Private Equity owned beverage business acquired from Procter & Gamble.

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David has also held management positions at NewPage Corporation (formerly the coated paper division of MeadWestvaco), Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Intelliseek (formerly Planetfeedback, Inc.), and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He received his Bachelors Degree from Boston University and an MBA from Indiana University.

Kathy Leis

Kathy Leis | Vice President of Operations

Kathy Leis is the Vice President of Operations for DDC. In this role, Kathy is responsible for the coordination and oversight of daily operations across multiple departments including the laboratory, accessioning, case management and government contracts. Kathy joined DDC in 2012 where she served as the Director of Operations for the government contracts division, prior to being appointed to VP of Operations in 2014.

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Kathy has over 30 years of laboratory management and operations experience. Prior to joining DDC, Kathy held various positions of increasing responsibility, with the most recent being Director of Operations for Orchid Cellmark at the Dayton facility. Kathy holds a BS degree in Medical Technology from the University of Dayton and is certified as Medical Technologist by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Jason-Judd

Jason Judd | Vice President of eCommerce 

Jason Judd is Vice President of eCommerce for DDC.  Jason is responsible for the daily operations and oversight of multiple divisions at DDC including eCommerce, Inside Sales, Contact Center Operations, Satellite Locations, and Logistics and Supply Chain.  Jason joined DDC in 2007.

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Prior to joining DDC Jason owned and operated a private counseling practice.  In 2004 Jason managed the Crisis Counseling unit in Warren County.  Jason received a BA in Psychology as well as Master of Arts in Counseling from Cincinnati Christian University.  Jason also received his Clinical Counseling license from the State of Ohio.  Jason resides in Maineville with his wife and 4 children.

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Lonny Schwartz | Vice President of Marketing

Lonny Schwartz is Vice President of Marketing at DDC. He is responsible for leading all marketing and branding efforts for the company, including digital, print, and promotional campaigns. Lonny joined DDC in 2019, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise in marketing strategy, with proven results, both in his native California and in Cincinnati.

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Prior to joining DDC, Lonny held various positions, including Director of Marketing at Myriad Genetics, Digital Strategy Director at Rockfish, Director of online Strategy at 3D Systems Corporation, and VP of Business Development at Web Leads, Inc. Lonny currently serves on the Advisory Board of Tax Lab, Inc., and provides guidance for multiple non-profit organizations.