Our Team of Experts
An experienced team of pharmaceutical professionals from all areas of business expertise lead day-to-day operations at Fidelis.
Our leaders are committed to delivering innovative, high-quality pharmaceutical solutions to fulfill specialized veterinary needs that protect animal welfare and meet the highest standards of care.
Mike began his long and distinguished career by gaining eight years of “big pharma” sales and marketing experience at Merck before diving in as a healthcare entrepreneur and investor. His first start-up venture was founding Lathian Systems Inc. to provide online data and marketing services to pharma and biotech companies.
In addition to serving on the Fidelis Board of Directors and as a University of Pittsburgh Trustee, Mike holds board positions with Covis Pharma SARL, Valeo Pharmaceuticals, and PhotoSonix Medical. He earned BS and MS degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from The Wharton School.
As vice president of finance and treasury and other senior finance positions for The Discovery Labs, she led treasury, special-purpose financing, risk management, and facilities. Additionally, she completed due diligence review for acquisitions and capital expenditures as the biotech company prepared for commercialization.
Holding a BS degree in business administration from Delaware Valley University, Cynthia also puts her skills to good use to support local youth organizations, eg, serving as founder and past chair of the Plumstead (PA) Baseball Association Fundraising and Sponsorships Committee.
STEVEN LEARY, DVM, DACLAM
Steven earned his DVM degree from Iowa State University and was a postdoctoral fellow in laboratory animal medicine and comparative pathology at Johns Hopkins University. He went on to become a diplomate in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DACLAM).
To name just a few of his association positions, Steven has served the industry as president of ACLAM, as an AALAC council member, and as chair of the AVMA Animal Welfare Committee. A sought-after speaker, published author, and editorial board member, a few of Steven’s accolades include the Iowa State University’s Stange Award for Meritorious Service in Veterinary Medicine, the Charles River Prize in Laboratory Science and Medicine, and the AALAS Charles A. Griffin and Nathan R. Brewer Lifetime Achievement Awards.
BARRY LEVINSON, PhD
Intrigued with entrepreneurship early in his career, Barry began his corporate years at the biotech startup Ecogen. From there, he spent a decade in increasingly senior positions in cardiovascular research and business development for Berlex Labs.
After earning his BA in biochemistry with highest honors from Princeton, Barry went on to earn his MS and PhD degrees in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University.
Eric holds a BS in business administration from Bucknell University and has completed graduate executive education programs at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Richmond.
KENNETH SYLVESTER, PhD, MBA, RPh
A registered pharmacist (RPh), Ken brings advanced education in both pharmacy and business management to his position at Fidelis. Ken earned a BS in pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, an MBA in management from LaSalle University, and a PhD in pharmacy-health policy from the University of the Sciences.
Susan holds a BS degree in biology from Bridgewater College in Virginia.