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DDC Management Team

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.


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 currently serves as a chair of the Relationship Testing Standards Committee of the AABB, is a fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and member of the AABB, American Society of Human Genetics, the American Genetics Society, the American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogeneitcs, the International Society of Forensic Genetics, and the American Society of Hematology.


David Silver | Vice President of Marketing

David Silver is the Vice President of Marketing at DDC. He has over 10 years of marketing and strategy experience in consumer products, consumer services, and brand marketing. Since joining in 2011, David leads marketing for DDC in North America. 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.


Daniell Leigh | Vice President of International Sales

Daniell Leigh is the Vice President of International Sales for DDC. Daniell is responsible for planning, development, contracting and expansion in to new and existing territories outside of the US. He has worked in the DNA testing industry since 2002 and has worked across multiple international markets on a variety of new initiatives with private organizations, governments and regional authorities.

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Daniell has 15 years of combined experience in sales, marketing and business development. Prior to joining DDC, he held key management positions in the genetics, aviation technology and international tourism sectors managing sales and marketing teams worldwide. Daniell received his BND and HND in business and marketing management from BCOT in the United Kingdom.


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 | 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.