Board and Advisory Team

Board and Advisory Team

Board Members

Board Members

Fariba Assadi-Porter
Fariba Assadi-Porter
Chief Executive Officer, PhD
Dr. Fariba Assadi-Porter is Co-Founder, board director, and CEO.  Dr.  Assadi-Porter, University of Wisconsin – Madison biochemist and Isomark co-founder, is the Chief Executive Officer at Isomark LLC. She has played a key role in developing biomarkers for metabolism and infection since early times. She has several patents and over 40 publications. She is the driving force for commercial development opportunities and is dedicated to the full deployment and commercial success of the Isomark Canary.
Ellen Cook
Ellen Cook
Co-Founder and Board Director, PhD
Co-Founder and Board Director. She is also Co-founder and Chairperson of IndiMark, a non-profit organization focused on empowering global communities to find sustainable solutions to local needs. Dr. Cook is also a business owner and board advisor for Ab E Discovery; Ab E partners with entrepreneurial scientists to lead their technologies from discovery to impact. Her entrepreneurial experience as well as her scientific background in animals’ immunology in Veterinary Medicine are essential to the success of Isomark.
Wayne Prior
Wayne Prior
Board Director
Wayne is Registered Professional Engineering, PE, and Qualified Commissioning Process Provider. He is owner of Prior Engineering Services. His skills are in business, project design and implementation including financial oversight, long term strategy, dealing with changing contexts, and growth contexts and dealing with regulatory regimes. Wayne has a willingness to learn from and respect his colleagues. Wayne has value as a representative of the other investors as the firm continues to develop.
Ron Brent
Ron Brent
Board Director
Ron is serial entrepreneur and has successfully sold several of his companies. His recent businesses are Brent Publishing Company, which created publication for school districts, No Bullying publications, Interacting with your local police department and a numerous amount of other cause related publication. Ron is CEO of his shoelace company, Nobbits, USA LLC. Ron has the unique gratification in working with Isomark, as the company continues to achieve strategic milestones. As a serial entrepreneur for the past 35 years.
George Cutlip
George Cutlip
Board Director
Board director with 35 years of experience in media, public relations and strategic partnerships, including the leadership role of Wisconsin Union Association trustee. George brings in his expertise in marketing and strategic partnerships. George is devoted to the success of Isomark.

Advisory Team

Advisory Team

Duane Gangwish
Duane Gangwish
Advisor, Ag Sector
Over 30 years of experience in Cattle Business and Feedlot ownership, sales, and management.
Christopher P. Salm
Christopher P. Salm
Marketing Advisor, PhD
Dr. Salm is currently CEO of Ab E Discovery, LLC (AbED), a startup company located in Madison, Wisconsin.  Dr. Salm has also served as chairman of two advisory boards for the Dean of the College of Agriculture at UW Madison and is currently on the UW Madison College of Agriculture Board of Visitors.  Dr. Salm is the 2016 UW Entrepreneurial Achievement Award recipient.
Ellen Cook
Ellen Cook
Advisor/Board Member, Immunology, PhD
UW Scientist, experienced in Human and Animal Immunology.
Warren P Porter
Warren P Porter
Advisor, Animal Biologist, PhD
UW Professor, >35 years of animal modeling and dairy cow field research.
Michael Shortreed
Michael Shortreed
Data Informatics, PhD
UW Scientist, experienced in Mass Spectroscopy and Machine Learning.
Hamid Eghbalnia
Hamid Eghbalnia
Animal Biologist
UW Scientist, mathematics, data analytics, and bioinformatics.
Marco Tonelli
Marco Tonelli
Spectroscopy, PhD
UW Scientist, experienced in NMR Spectroscopy and Biochemistry.