The Cresset Team
Dr Andy (J.G.) Vinter CChem, FRSC – Founder and Chairman
Andy has forty years experience in the pharmaceutical industry with Beechams, Ciba, Maybridge, The Wellcome Foundation and SmithKline & French. Since 1990 he has been a Scientific Consultant and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge and is also a Visiting Professor at University College London. Andy was the scientific founder of Cresset.
Dr Robert Scoffin – CEO
Rob joined Cresset as Chief Executive Officer from CambridgeSoft in April 2010. He has extensive experience in the fields of cheminformatics and molecular modeling, gained over a period of 20 years in the industry. At CambridgeSoft, Rob was Vice President of European Operations where he was responsible for creating the European business and growing it to $20m in annual revenues. Rob has a DPhil in Chemistry from Oxford University.
Dr David Bardsley – Sales Director
David joined Cresset as Sales Director in August 2012. He has extensive knowledge in software and technology solutions, with more than twenty years of commercial experience in the scientific market. Prior to Cresset, David was responsible for business development and strategic commercial growth, with both Symyx Technologies and CambridgeSoft. David has a PhD and BSc in Microbiology from the University of Wales Cardiff.
Dr Mark Mackey – Chief Scientific Officer
Mark’s PhD in Chemistry at Cambridge was followed by experience in molecular modeling and software development at Napp Pharmaceuticals and at Merck, Sharpe and Dohme. He was one of the founders of Cresset. Mark became Chief Scientific Officer of Cresset in January 2011.
Dr Martin Slater- Director of Consulting
Martin studied medicinal chemistry at the Universities of Huddersfield and Leeds, and spent 14 years’ in the highly dynamic pharmaceutical ‘fee for service’ environment at BioFocus in which he supported medicinal chemistry and a diverse range of programs. Martin joined Cresset in May 2011 as Director of Consulting for the new Professional Services Division.
Dr Tim Cheeseright – Director, Products
After a DPhil in Chemistry at Oxford, Tim gained experience as both a medicinal chemist and a molecular modeler at Peptide Therapeutics and Medivir before joining Cresset in 2002.
Dr Rae Lawrence – Technical Sales North America
Rae has a very strong academic background with a BSc in Chemistry and a PhD in Computational Chemistry from the University of Missouri. She has worked in the computational software industry for the last 12 years, including time with ACD/Labs and Chemical Computing Group in both Sales and Application Support roles.
Carlton Squires – Account Manager North America (East)
Carlton has an MBA from the University of Windsor and a BSc in biology from the University of Western Ontario. He has over fourteen years’ experience in software solutions, including time with Advanced Chemical Development.