The Siva Team

Chief Executive Officer – Len Pagliaro, PhD, has 18 years of experience with successful commercialization of biotechnology products, services, and licensing, following an academic career. He has managed R&D and business development teams, and brought product lines from concept through commercialization to acquisition. A small molecule oncology project he led was successfully partnered with TopoTarget, and is now in the clinic. Len managed the P&L for a business unit of Thermo Fisher Scientific selling tools for drug discovery before co-founding Siva. He is responsible for overall corporate strategy and financing.  


Chief Operating Officer – Colin Shepherd, PhD, MBA, received a BS in Biotechnology from the University of Kentucky (2000), a PhD in Genetics from Iowa State University (2007), and an MBA from Iowa State University (2008). He founded AimsBio Inc. in 2006 and commercialized a novel amino acid bioassay that was used by clients in a variety of industries. From 2009 to 2011 he performed as COO of PhylloTech LLC where he led the overall business development and financial operations. Colin manages all operations and early stage R&D as well as finances.