Pamela J. Gardner
Founder, President & CEO
Connector, rainmaker, transformational leader – all are words used by people who know and work with Pam when asked to describe her. In 2003 she transformed the notion of how biotech companies and their providers collaborate to advance science into a thriving business. Her women owned business, Biotech Vendor Services, brings next-generation technology to labs, universities, and manufacturers who's mission is to ultimately save lives.
Over six years ago, she stepped it up to help unite the life sciences industry to promote sustainability across sectors and within organizations by becoming a board member of SEEDs Alliance – Science for Environmental Excellence Dedicated to Sustainability. BVS also orchestrates green chemistry and sustainability showcases and events on an on-going basis for our nationwide clients.
Prior to founding BVS, Pam was a key contributor at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) for more than 12 years. For six of those years, she was an expat in the UK and South Africa working on high profile projects related to nationwide outsourcing migration projects for major banks. Her U.S. assignments included managing the conversion of Citibank onto the EDS Check Processing Platform.
Pam has been recognized as a woman whose made an impact within the San Diego community. She was a nominee for the “Athena San Diego Pinnacle Awards” and the San Diego Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” award.
Pam holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of Pittsburgh.
Matthew B. Potter
New England Territory Director
For more than 30 years since, Matt has held many high-level sales/business development and senior management positions at a variety of life science companies where he was responsible for sales, applications, and marketing functionalities in an array of technology areas. He is passionate about forming credible relationships that help researchers & clients advance their objectives and as such, we are excited to have him as part of the Biotech Vendor Services (BVS) team.
Initially, Matt began his career as a scientist at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology where he was cited numerous times on scientific publications. He transitioned from the lab to a field sales position at Pharmacia Biotech where he held various positions selling molecular biology reagents and chromatography lab/process scale equipment.
Matt holds a BA in Biology from Clark University and an MBA from Assumption College.