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Participate in The 2018 NH Biz Fest!

The Second NH Small Business Fest is coming up, 12-4pm on June 23rd at 40 East Derry Road, Derry, NH! The goal of the NH Small Business Fest is to provide a huge networking and visibility opportunity for all local small businesses. A table only costs $65 (as we want all businesses to be able to take advantage of this opportunity). Our first event last September had over 25 businesses. To grow the event this year, general public admission is now free and we are hosting the NH Food Fest ( on the same day to drive local customers. For more info or to purchase a table, please go to!” 





Resume for Bill Purnell

Bill Purnell

 (508) 498-8688 

[email protected]



Enrollment management professional with extensive marketing and communications experience.  Demonstrated ability in admissions, recruitment, enrollment, and sales.  Increased inquiries & applications by more than 20% in every place I have worked.  A creative problem solver who knows how to effectively streamline processes, increase awareness and improve conversion through effective communications. 



Director of Graduate & Continuing Education Recruitment & Enrollment – Anna Maria College                                                                                                                                                    2015- 12/2017

Developed a new comprehensive enrollment plan which included giving the programs greater exposure through better messaging and follow up communication.      

  • Increased inquiries by more than 200%, fall applications by 90% and fall new student enrollment by 88%


Redesigned the admissions website to provide a more effective user experience including using whiteboard videos to explain benefits to the audience.  Faculty and student quotes were added to give context and vision to the programs and videos to show prospective students the path to success from newly enrolled students to alumni success stories. 


Added a new enrollment management system giving the college its first CRM and the ability to automate communications to prospective students.


Reached out to build strategic partners through the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and did presentations at local businesses to begin to create pipelines for enrollment.


Developed a grad ambassador program to help with personalized recruitment, enhancing our ability to connect and helping to develop social media content to begin inbound marketing.


Increased exposure through online portals, virtual and traditional grad fairs, digital media marketing (including geofencing and retargeting), social media marketing, paid search through online testing services and on and off campus admissions events.   


Director of Marketing and Communications -                       2011- 2015

Designed and developed organization’s marketing strategies including all communications and public relations activities including all social media.

  • The artist has appeared on The Today Show & America’s Got Talent (NBC), The CBS Evening News (CBS), Fox & Friends (Fox News Channel), Redesign Your Brain (ABC Australia), (ABC & PBS Boston) The Boston Globe, Boston Herald and over 300 news stations across the country.


Created and maintain the website, all social media content and public relations.


Manage the act including all scripting, design, and negotiations for any shows or projects. 


Associate Director Alumni Admissions – Northeastern University                                  2006-2011

Directed alumni admissions and improved alumni engagement and participation.   Led a group of 10 alumni area coordinators and over 1700 alumni volunteers who covered admissions events (college fairs and receptions) both domestically and internationally.

  • Increased membership by 125% (added 1000 new members) and participation by 200%.  

Alumni Recruiting:


Developed the volunteer recruitment plan to maximize event coverage at college fairs and all other events both domestically and internationally. Organized over 500 events a year.   


Created a volunteer portal which automated volunteer registration and scheduling.  The process gave accountability with event materials delivery and training.  


Developed and implemented a special interest recruiting program to counsel and assist children of alumni and applicants of interest to the Development Office in the admissions process.


Handled all legacy admissions interviews and presented those applications to the committee, recommendations for admission. 


Associate Dean for Graduate Recruitment – Northeastern University                           2003-2006

Worked with individual graduate colleges to implement policies and procedures to increase inquiries and applications at the graduate level.

  • Increased inquiries by 25% and applications by 20%.


Streamlined inquiry & application process by creating a central database which improved response time to inquiries and better service to applicants.


Redesigned college websites adding a central portal for the graduate programs and increased web presence through SEO to increase visibility in paid and organic searches. 


Added innovative search tools to improve the ability to find programs, faculty & their research.

Director of Graduate Admissions Northeastern University                                           1997-2003

Managed admissions and recruitment for Bouve College of Health Sciences.  

  • Increased applications 20%, decreased acceptance rate by more than 10%, increased average GRE scores by 40 points and GPAs by 10 points. 


Directed marketing for programs, including all advertisement, publications, web, e-marketing, direct mail, and promotional events, such as graduate fairs and open houses (both in-person and virtual).


Four consecutive years of growth in new students and led all graduate schools in new students.


2001-2003 led all graduate schools in total students enrolled & quarter hours taken.


Redesigned admissions database to improve tracking of new students & statistical reports.


Analyzed credit hours generated by programs to assist in making budgetary decisions.


Budgeted and coordinated awards of assistantships and minority fellowships.  Leveraged awards to meet or exceed enrollment goals and improve recruiting of high quality and culturally diverse students.



Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Master of Science in College Student Development and Counseling

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Management & Human Resource Management

Resume for Cynthia Lepore

Cynthia Lepore

26 Beacon Street, Burlington, MA 01803

617.312.2087 LinkedIn Profile 



Multi-industry public relations and communications professional with demonstrated ability to frame the strategic message and build effective alliances necessary to long-term organizational growth. Strong work ethic, fully committed to success at the individual, team and corporate level. Areas of expertise include:


Corporate Communications

Media Relations


Brand Management

Crisis Communications Vendor/Agency Relations Special Events Community Benefits



Professional Experience

Strategic Communications Manager                                                       May 2016-January 2018

Cooperative Credit Union Association, Marlborough, MA


Led e-communications for this nonprofit trade association promoting the interests of 200 credit unions across Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Delaware.

·    Authored and produced daily newsletter, six days a week, 52 weeks a year, on all the latest news and issues facing credit unions. Increased readership by 20 percent; increased

click-through rate by six percent.

·    Created inaugural Annual Report and publication on association values and value.

·    Generated e-bulletins on breaking legislative and regulatory news. Produced quarterly member updates and a bimonthly newsletter for small credit unions.

·    Oversaw production of English-Spanish, English-Portuguese translation of flagship

publication, 15 Reasons Why You Should Only Bank at a Credit Union.

·    Managed proactive media outreach and reporter queries; composed and pitched press releases and opinion pieces that resulted in increased local, regional and national news coverage.

·    Actively crafted and published website, Facebook and Twitter content.


Senior Business Development Officer                                                           May 2015-May 2016

RTN Federal Credit Union, Waltham, MA


Hands-on contributor to this $800-million credit union originally founded for Raytheon employees and currently serving the financial needs of select employer groups across Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Tennessee.

·    Increased credit union membership and product utilization among employees of Brigham and Womens Hospital, Partners HealthCare, New England Baptist Hospital and Bostons Benjamin Health Care Center through outreach events, written communications and relationship management.

·    Developed and implemented internal/external communications plans for annual fundraiser. Wrote content for credit union newsletters and website; supplied copy and photography for Facebook page.

·    Stepped up proactive media relations efforts to promote awareness of the credit union that resulted in a 60-percent increase in local and state news coverage.


Media Consultant                                                                                           May-November 2013

Boston Childrens Hospital, Boston, MA


Full-time contract position that supported efforts by this internationally recognized hospital to highlight clinical, research and educational efforts in local, national and international media.

·    Wrote and pitched press releases that generated substantial coverage in top news outlets and the revered National of Health Institute Directors Blog.

·    Developed and delivered media training to physicians and scientific researchers.

·    Prepared media coverage reports.



Director, Public Affairs                                                                   December 1995-October 2011

McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA


Public relations leader at this psychiatric specialty hospital/Harvard Medical School affiliate with direct report to president. Served as spokesperson. Responsible for internal/external communications, media relations, crisis communications, brand management, special events, community benefits and some marketing duties.


·    Increased internal/external communications through the development of an award- winning Annual Report and research magazine, as well as physician and specialty newsletters and a full suite of marketing brochures. Initiated the successful recruitment of patients and families as effective story tellers in raising public awareness of psychiatric illnesses this was the first time the hospital sanctioned such a tactic.

·    Developed and executed successful media strategies to manage high-profile, reputational issues.

·    Established national and international media presence for $400-million research division that increased federal funding and $5 million in donor support.

·    Planned and hosted 11 annual networking events for clinicians at venues in major U.S. cities and Canada that generated international patient referrals and new business


·    Instituted community health screenings for depression, anxiety, memory disorders and substance use disorders. Proactive pitching resulted in regional news coverage.

·    Served on small team that developed and then maintained the hospitals first formal



Senior Public Information Officer                                                  March 1988-December 1995

Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Belmont, MA



B.A., English, cum laude, with concentration in Communications

Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA

Resume for Ram Das


7 Willie Street, Lowell, MA 01854.




     Passionate about solving real-world data driven analytical problems and delivering valuable insights.

     Currently, working as a Data Analyst at The Office of Strategic Analysis and Data Management, UML.

     2+ years of experience as an Innovation Analyst at Ernst & Young, India.

     Expert-level experience in Data Science and Visualization tools (R, Python, MySQL, Tableau).

     Hands-on experience in building and implementing predictive models.

     Ability to work with teams of Data Analysts during all stages of Projects.



Master of Science, Business Analytics (3.8/4)                                                                                                         June 2018

University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA

Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Science Engineering                                                                                  May 2013

University of Kerala, India




Programming Python, R, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Neo4j, Apache Spark.

Machine learning techniques - Classification, Regression, Association, Clustering, ANN, CNN.

Software- IBM SPSS Modeller, Weka, Tableau, MS Access, MS Excel.






Created and Implemented social media strategies for “Trip is Life a travel company with 885K FB followers

     Analysed social performance, tracked content sharing and measured social conversion which helped in increasing the engagement rate by 20%.

     Identified key contributors and most influential members for partnering and executing new outreach strategies.

     Worked with creative teams and digital communities during creative development for campaigns.


Developed a Statistical Model to predict the revenue of a Movie based on TMDB dataset using R.

     Applied various statistical methods such as MLR, Best subset selection, Ridge Regression, Lasso to find the factors affecting the revenue of a movie.

     The model can be used by Movie Production houses to make insightful decisions.

     Data cleaning and pre-processing was carried out using MySQL and R.

     Lasso achieved lowest MSE with lambda value: 0.995.



Formulated a Customer segmentation model for a Retail Store using Python

     K-means clustering algorithm was used to segment the customers based on various criteria.

     Different Customer prototypes were developed to provide targeted Marketing campaigns.

     A cluster of five groups were developed and plotted their buying behaviour/patterns.

     The outcome of the model can be used to perform promotion, pricing and distribution of products.



Development of a Deep Neural Network for Predicting Customer Churn Rates in a Bank.

     Deep Neural net algorithm was carried out in Python using Keras framework.

     Model was developed using customer churn rate data from past 6 months.

     Measured the rate of risk by identifying the max. likelihood of each customers leaving the bank.

     An Accuracy of 86.35% was obtained after modelling.


Data Analyst, The Office of Strategic Analysis and Data Management, UML.                   09/2017 - current

     Developed and presented meaningful insights by designing and creating dashboards of student data using Tableau Desktop.

     Automated the task of performing incremental updates to the existing database in MS Access using VBA Macros and SQL queries which reduced 20 hours of monthly work to less than half an hour.


Innovation Analyst, Ernst and Young, India.                                                                              03/2013 to 12/2015

     In-house private cloud implementation using OpenStack and providing a platform to help clients in implementing ideas and testing them in physical world.

     Architected and implemented a VoIP telephony network infrastructure within the organization which helps in optimizing operations and efficiency of network solution.

     Utilised Cloud and Big Data solutions for implementing various Business Strategies.

     Worked with clients in delivering exceptional results and quantifiable improvements in metrics such as productivity, cost, quality and time-to-market.

     Gathered information, analysed data, performed top class benchmarks and recommended deep insights into business technologies to develop performance improvements for client services and products.

     ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) v3 certified Professional.





     Top 10 @2017 Annual DifferenceMaker $50k Idea Challenge.

     Won first place in Engineering Prototyping competition held at Francis College of Engineering in 2016.

     Top 5 in Annual Creative Venture Competition 2016 @FAHSS, UML.

     An active member of UML Student Research Symposium.

     Participated in various PhD Dissertation Defense at Manning School of Business, Lowell.




     ITIL v3 Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management.  License: GR750110909RR

     R Basics:  Udemy course certificate

     Python A-Z: Udemy course certificate

     The complete SQL bootcamp: Udemy course certificate

     Machine Learning A-Z: Udemy course certificate

     Tableau A-Z: Udemy course certificate




     Girish Ramakrishna                                                                                         email:

Principal Solutions Architect,                                                                      mob: +1 (424) 306 - 9419

Ernst and Young, US.

     Aashish Jain                                                                                                      email: aashish[email protected]

System Analyst,                                                                                                mob: +1(978) 934 - 2501

The office of Strategic Analysis and Data Management, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, US.

     Dr. Asil Oztekin                                                                                                 email:

Associate Professor

University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, US.

Have You Met Laurie Cote and Jacqui DiCenso of ReVamped Interiors?


As Realtor®’s and Certified Decorating Professionals®, Laurie Cote and Jacqui DiCenso formed ReVamped Interiors to fill a need in their real estate marketplace. In an area with such a shortage of inventory, they realized that the most important and beneficial way to help a buyer find a home (or for that matter, help a seller get the most value for their’s) is to enlighten them on the possibilities the home offers. It’s often hard for a seller to see their home’s potential when they are living there day-to-day.

It’s evident when you work with this team that their experience benefits both the client’s or seller’s they engage with.  ReVamped will work relentlessly to help you get the most value for your home (or—prevent you from making a change that could have no return on your investment.)

ReVamped Interiors takes home design, redesign or staging to a whole new level. Not only will they go room-by-room inside your home but will also make suggestions on the curb appeal — therefore providing a complete home assessment

Be sure to check out the ReVamped Interiors website to see all that Laurie and Jacqui have to offer home owners and real estate agents! 


Phone: 978-850-2200 | Website:


Resume for Sheri Cottreau

Sheri A. Cottreau, Esq.

(978) 239-8286 | [email protected] |


corporate counsel

Commercial Transactions | Supporting Business Organization | Intellectual Property

Corporate counsel with extensive experience in commercial transactions (ranging from $5,000 to $1 million), supporting business organizations, intellectual property, legal training, and providing counsel and advice to all levels of the organization, including executives.  Experience working with sales, finance, operations, information security, marketing, revenue recognition, product management, engineering, and other departments throughout the organization.  Dual background in business and law allows the ability to communicate issues with business teams, propose various strategies to limit risks, and provide guidance and practical solutions. 



Corporate & Business Law


Commercial Transactions


Contract Negotiation & Management


Drafting Vendor & Customer Contracts


Non-Disclosure & Licensing Agreements


Corporate Governance


Mergers & Acquisitions


Legal Research & Analysis


Marketing Laws


Sweepstakes & Contests


Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)


Legal Advice & Counsel


Copyrights & Trademarks


Legal Training


Strong Written & Oral Communication


Fast-Pace Environment


Professional Experience

INTERNATIONAL DATA GROUP, INC. (IDG), Framingham, MA                                                  2010-2017

Handled commercial transactions and intellectual property in a privately held company that provides technology media, data, and marketing services to the information technology industry.  Was called back by IDG’s General Counsel to work in the corporate legal department after being laid-off by IDG’s subsidiary, IDG World Expo Corp.


Corporate Counsel, 2011-2017

Trademark Paralegal (Contract), 2010

  • Reviewed, negotiated and drafted various agreements ensuring that such contracts were executed in compliance with company policy and applicable laws and regulations, including:
    • sales agreements, vendor & supplier agreements, consultant agreements, master professional services agreements, licensing agreements, settlement agreements, and statements of work.
  • Reduced cancellation fees by up to 30% by negotiating cancellation terms based on lost profit rather than lost revenue.
  • Saved the company tens of thousands of dollars by negotiating out automatic renewal clauses.
  • Decreased time to close sales and recognized revenue by up to 40% by developing master contracts for use by the sales team.
  • Collaborated with the Associate General Counsel on data privacy issues, including review of privacy policies, registration forms, and business practices.
  • Provided training and advice to editorial staff on proper use of copyrighted images, including Creative Common images, to minimize the company’s liability exposure.
  • Managed 3,000 trademarks worldwide from trademark application through registration and appeal of refusal.
  • Conducted legal research on trademark matters throughout the world and provided legal opinions and advice on such matters to all levels of the organization.



Sheri A. Cottreau, Esq.

(978) 239-8286 | [email protected] | | Page 2


IDG World Expo Corp., Framingham, MA                                                                                  2002-2009

Handled all legal issues in a privately held subsidiary of International Data Group, Inc (IDG) organizing and hosting conferences, trade shows, and events for the information technology and electronic entertainment industries.


Manager, Legal Affairs

  • Reduced negotiation time by 60% through development of a master agreement.
  • Drafted, reviewed, and negotiated various contracts ensuring that such contracts were executed in compliance with company policy and applicable laws and regulations, including:


venue agreements, hotel agreements, exhibitors/client agreements, vendor/supplier agreements, consultant agreements, event management agreements, international sales agreements, licensing agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.

  • Counseled and advised all levels of the organization on legal issues and actions affecting commercial disputes.
  • Supported IDG’s General Counsel with domestic and international acquisitions (4 in 3 years):  due diligence, asset purchase agreements, and LLC agreements.
  • Collaborated with IDG’s General Counsel with closing out of business entities, including drafting transfers of ownership/bill of sale; copyright, domain name, and trademark assignment; and all necessary documents to ensure successful closure of the businesses.
  • Oversaw outside counsel, reducing costs by $10,000 and providing industry expertise in pending litigation.
  • Trained marketing staff in telemarketing and e-mail marketing laws and regulations to ensure compliance with the Telemarketing Sales Rules and CAN-SPAM Act and minimize the company’s liability exposure.
  • Researched sweepstakes and contest, within 2 days of request, to determine how to run a legal program; drafted necessary document; prepared and registered program filings; and oversaw program execution to assure compliance with strict regulations in multiple jurisdictions.


Professional Affiliations

Member,Women’s Bar Association

Member,New England Corporate Counsel Association


Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Board of Bar Overseers Number 653560

United States District Court, District of Massachusetts


Education | Career Development

Massachusetts School of Law, Andover, MA

Juris Doctorate


Nichols College, Dudley, MA

Master of Business Administration, Delta Mu Delta Honor Society


Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, Sigma Epsilon Rho Honor Society and Golden Key National Honor Society

Resume for Elspeth L. Cheung

Elspeth Loren Cheung

            (603) 236-2705 | [email protected] |



Candidate for Bachelor of Arts in Business | Marketing Concentration|3.71 GPA| University Scholar May 2018

University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH

Leader by Example Award for the 2016 to 2017 Year

Winter Symposium People’s Choice Award for the Creation of the Stress Relief App for the 2017 Year

Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts | Rotaract/Rotary Scholarship Recipient                                             August 2014

Nashua Community College, Nashua, NH


Student Senate Treasure


Finance Committee Chair


Inaugural Brave 5K Run Committee


Visual Arts Club Member



Strategic Marketing Services Intern                                                                            January 2018 to March 2018

Polaris Direct, LLC, Hooksett, NH


Copywriting for internal and external marketing and promotional projects


An active participant in brainstorming sessions


Market research by industry and customer


Assist with social media management and strategy by monitoring social channels for trending news and ideas


Capture and analyzing social media metrics


Support the sales team with ongoing marketing communications for their prospecting efforts


Assist the creative team on various business related tasks

Retirement Services Participant Call Center Analyst Intern                           September 2015 to November 2015

ADP, Salem, NH


Analyze Data


Research Current Processes




Track and record issues within various processes


Call Flow



Enactus Student Leadership                                                                                           September 2014 to May 2015

National Opening Round Champions April 2015

Fundraising Co-Chair


Created awareness through social media, word-of-mouth and flyers collect and deliver 25 bicycles, 16 locks and 10 lights for Liberty House-transitional housing veterans


Delegated tasks to team members, assessed situations to determine when to intervene and delivered appropriate feedback to adjust inaccuracies


Dean’s Office Assistant and Front Desk Greeter                                                                April 2015 to June 2017


Assist Executive Assistant in the Dean’s Office with special projects and clerical support such as maintaining office inventory, scanning, copying, filing, shredding, spreadsheets, and organizing.


Welcome and acknowledge visitors, students and faculty; anticipate needs and direct appropriately; maintain confidentiality; perform clerical duties for Dean’s office as assigned



Lions Clubs International                                                                                                November 2013 to Present

Manchester Lions Club, Manchester, NH | 44N

Recipient of the Lion of the Year Award for the 2013 to 2014 Year


Social Media Chair                                                                                                                  August 2015 to Present


Board of Directors                                                                                                                    July 2014 to July 2017


President of Manchester Lions Club                                                                                      June 2015 to July 2016


MIT App Inventor 2 | Social Media | Airtable | Mandarin Chinese-elementary | Wrike | HTML 5

Resume for Sharuu Mahenthiran


978-435-5762 · [email protected]

                                                                                        US Citizen




Strong working knowledge of all business areas including: Data analysis and Data mining and Data Management in healthcare environment


Programming Languages SAS, R, & SPSS






MS Office Products



Statistical Programmer, New England Research Institute, Watertown, MA                                                                                    2017


Provided hands-on support and technical guidance to clinical teams on SAS programming


Assisted with existing clinical SAS codes and wrote documentation for clinical trials project


Healthcare Analyst II, Tufts Health Plan, Watertown, MA                                                                                                           2016 - 2017


Managed and responsible for healthcare measures for various products in a relational database environment


Manipulated and analyzed large healthcare datasets from the data warehouses and other database programs


Wrote SAS queries and developed programming logic as needed to execute health measures reporting and data analysis


Used advanced programming skills such as SAS/Base, SAS/Macros and SAS/SQL for large claims data in healthcare environment


Participates with clinical analytics team to validate the final results and update into Excel spreadsheet for audit


Performed quality assurance procedures on large sets of data and resolved discrepancies in a timely manner


Statistical Research Analyst, PointRight Inc., Cambridge, MA                                                                                                     2012 - 2014                                         


Extracted and managed data; conducted advanced analyses using programming language SAS


Worked on the creation of and ran automation of analytical reports; converted SAS programs to R programming codes


Collaborated with data analytics team in statistical modeling; developed analyses through  SAS programming tool


Prepared analyses; used advanced Excel functions including macros to created models, charts for internal special projects


Provided healthcare based analytical and statistical guidance to sales and business development managers


Partnered with other Statistical analyst to brainstorm and develop strategies for how to solve challenging problems


Verified strong all data integrity before presenting the final statistical reports & data


Data Analyst, TripAdvisor Inc. Needham, MA                                                                                                                                         2012


Designed and developed analytical reports for Senior Statistician; also produced datasets, reports and graphics


Managed and analyzed large web analytics data utilizing SPSS language and Microsoft Excel


Interpreted researched results; created reports, tables, graphs for data analytics team member’s


Worked independently and created Microsoft Excel models; used for analyses and provided well written detailed reporting results


Partnered with business development and technical team to maintain data quality and identify discrepancies as updates


Analyst, Lasership Inc. Woburn, MA                                                                                                                                                   2011 - 2012


Abstracted large datasets from SQL database and used for reporting and analytical needs; produced reports, charts, tables


Identified and executed appropriate analytical procedures to resolve problems and ensured accuracy 


Assisted and maintained large hierarchy data management utilizing MS Excel database, in data operation


Identified and communicated the final analyzed reports using SQL modeling languages and Microsoft Excel


Data Analyst Assistant, Duty Free Americas, Boston, MA                                                                                                              2009 - 2011


Collected and updated MS Excel models; consumer data on a continuous basis, using SQL database server


Over show for data de-duplication, data cleansing, large hierarchy management and trend analysis


Data Assistant, Philips Lifeline, Framingham, MA                                                                                                                            2007 - 2009


Updated consumer’s financial data into PeopleSoft database; used for analysis and PowerPoint presentations


Assisted in the preparation of standard reports / deliverables utilizing Microsoft Excel, Minitab and SQL



Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY                                 

Bachelor of Science, Major: Applied Statistics, Concentration: Economics                                                                                   2007


Boston University, Boston, MA                                                                                                                                                            2016-2017

  • SAS with Statistical Applications
  • R Programming Language

Meet Doug Carlson of Carlson Associates Insurance


With over fifteen years of experience, Doug Carlson is focused on serving the life, health, supplemental, retirement and long-term care insurance needs of small businesses and middle-income families and individuals. He personally meets with clients to understand their needs and provide objective guidance and solutions. 

In the confusing world of insurance, Doug is someone who can break it down for you. He works with nationally recognized insurance companies to help you find quality, affordable insurance. He'll make the calls, compare the plans and prices, and help identify insurance plan options. 

Finding the Right Low-Cost Health Coverage Has Never Been Easier!

Contact Doug:

Phone: 781-587-1000 | Website:

Resume for Jeff Olson



Chelmsford, MA                                        [email protected]                                              (978) 758-3330




An innovative scientific leader with extensive management experience in the biotech industry with emphasis on developing and validating new molecular biology methods for emerging technologies and adapting these cutting-edge technologies to a variety of uses both in R&D and clinical procedures.  A broad range of experience in different company settings ranging from initial startups to multinational companies.  Experience in the area of Sales and Marketing with strong interpersonal skills and presentation skills.



Bio-Rad, Inc.,Billerica, MA (acquired RainDance Technologies, February 2017)                   2017 – 2018      

Director, Genomic Applications

Headed projects centered around Bio-Rad’s bead technology to increase the manufacturing capacity for bead generation and to demonstrate feasibility for bead-based targeted sequencing.                                                                    


Led an effort to scale-up the bead manufacturing process for the ddSEQ Single Cell next generation sequencing (NGS) application to meet increasing demand for the product.  The new procedure was transferred to Manufacturing and validated for market introduction.


Headed a project to develop a droplet-based bead delivery technology for targeted sequencing for NGS.  Initial feasibility was demonstrated.


RainDance Technologies, Inc., Billerica, MA                                                                     2008 – 2017

Director, Genomic Applications                                                                                                                   

Directed the feasibility, development, optimization, and release of products to the market for multiple applications for the ThunderStorm, ThunderBolts and RainDrop systems which are based on the RainDance proprietary droplet technology


Developed and released to market targeted NGS sequence enrichment applications including:


DNA sequencing.


Bisulfite sequencing for methylation analysis.


RNA sequencing.


Developed and released to market RainDrop digital PCR applications including:


Multiplexed dPCR assays.


High sensitivity copy number detection assay for noninvasive prenatal DNA testing for trisomy.


Led feasibility demonstrations of new applications using the RainDance droplet technology:


Single cell analysis.


Linked reads.


High sensitivity variant detection using NGS sequence enrichment.


Responsible for writing and executing development plans to meet application and instrument performance targets along with verification and validation plans for manufacturing and release of product to the market.




Managed proof of performance and collaboration studies to support the activities of the sales and marketing team and to demonstrate the capabilities of the current applications.


Managed two bioinformatics scientists responsible for the development of tools necessary for targeted sequencing on NGS instruments.


Primer design pipelines for the ThunderStorm and ThunderBolts applications.


Pipelines for the analysis of data generated by the targeted DNA application, RNA application, Single Cell and Linked Reads applications


Sequenom, Inc.,Newton, MA                                                                                                            2005 – 2008

Senior Manager, Technology and Applications                                                                                       

Scientific support for the sales and marketing team.


Traveled with the sales force throughout North America and overseas and delivered seminars at universities and private institutions on the science and technology behind Sequenom’s MassARRAY instrument and applications in the areas of high throughput genotyping, quantitative gene expression, SNP detection and quantitative methylation analysis.


Identified potential collaboration opportunities of scientific value to Sequenom.  Managed the running of collaborations from start to finish including experimental design and data analysis.


Managed feasibility studies for potential customers including study design and presentation of data.


Held workshops with existing customers to help them better understand and utilize the MassARRAY instrument and its applications.


Developed new applications for Sequenom’s MassARRAY platform including copy number detection and low percentage mutation detection in tumor tissue samples.


Performed market research to evaluate the needs of customers in the areas of genotyping, gene expression and methylation.


Additional Relevant Experience

Exact Sciences Inc., Marlborough, MA                                                                                        

Director, Translational Research                                                                                                                 

Managed the clinical laboratory, heading laboratory screening and assay development research in the field of molecular diagnostics.


Supervised Clinical Laboratory screening samples using PreGen-PlusTM stool DNA colorectal cancer assay.


Supervised Quality Control group producing reagents for PreGen-PlusTM assay for internal/external clients.


Managed key relationships with outside collaborators.


Directed research projects across multiple functional groups yielding improved assay performance and cost reduction.


Developed new DNA markers for 2nd generation stool DNA colorectal cancer assay with improved sensitivity.


Demonstrated loss of DNA sensitivity due to sample degradation during transport and its subsequent recovery through the addition of a stabilization buffer.


Variagenics/Nuvelo, Inc., Cambridge, MA                                                                            

Senior Director, Molecular Biology                                                                                                            

Directed development and oversaw all phases of Variagenics’ pharmacogenomic screening platforms.


Senior Member of the Research and Development Operating Committee.


Played key role in new business development including contract development.


Managed internal and client pharmacogenomic analysis projects.


Developed budgets and timelines for major $1 million+ corporate programs.


Supervised 30 scientists handling, processing and screening patient samples for internal/client projects including:


Sample Logistics, Assay Development, DNA Sequencing, Genotyping, RNA Expression Analysis and Pathology.

Director of Technology Development                                                                                                         

Managed Technology Development Group creating/developing core technologies.


Invented Nucleave-RETM proprietary second generation mass spectrometry genotyping method.


Invented proprietary haplotyping technology.  Adapted procedure for patient screening.


Demonstrated initial proof of concept for using mass spectrometry genotyping by chemical cleavage of DNA which led to the NucleaveTM genotyping platform. Participated in product development and commercial launch.


Senior Scientist                                                                                                                                                  

Directed post-acquisition integration of technology and personnel (from Avitech to Variagenics)


Coordinated efforts between teams adapting T4 endonuclease VII assay for high throughput polymorphism screening.


Managed high throughput polymorphism discovery group focused on identifying polymorphisms for entry into a proprietary database.


Research Scientist                                                                                                                                             

Oversaw multiple projects directed at discovering allele specific cancer therapeutics.


Instrumental in initial lab set-up including build-out.


Screened and characterized tumor cells lines homozygous and heterozygous for amino acid polymorphism in thiopurine methyl-transferase gene for growth inhibition drug response.


Cloned and expressed in bacteria and mammalian cells, various constructs of the transferrin receptor harboring an amino acid polymorphism. 


The expressed proteins were used in an attempt to generate polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies capable of binding differentially to each allelic form of the transferring receptor causing inhibition of function.


Established initial polymorphism detection procedure (SSCP) to screen target genes for polymorphisms.


Ares Advanced Technology (Ares Serono, Inc.), Randolph, MA                                   

Principal Investigator                                                                                                                                     

Headed Endogenous Gene Activation Project.


Developed technique of using gene targeting through homologous recombination to activate the expression of silent endogenous genes by the insertion of a transcriptionally active promoter 5' of a protein coding region.


Expressed therapeutically relevant human genes in human cell lines using Endogenous Gene Activation technique.



Angenics, Inc., Cambridge, MA                                                                                                         


Oversaw the diagnostic DNA probe project.


Successfully adapted immunodiagnostic latex bead assay to detect nucleic acid sequences in biological samples.


Developed proprietary enhanced sensitivity DNA amplification method.



University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN                                                                                                

Ph.D. program, Department of Microbiology.  Completed all course work and passed Ph.D. qualifying exam.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA                                                                         

Bachelor of Science Degree, Biology



Sequenom, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                2007

Outstanding Sales Support Award – Awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the support of sales activity.

RainDance Technologies, Inc.                                                                                                                                    2014

Eclipse Award - Recognizes outstanding contribution to RainDance through discovery, development or implementation of new technology, science or business practices that meaningfully enhance the customer experience and our future business.



Laurent-Puig, P., Pekin, D., Normand, C., Kotsopoulos, S.K., Nizard, P., Perez Toralla, K., Rowe, R., Olson, J., Srinivasan, P., Le Corre, D., Hor, T., El Harrak, Z., Li, X., Link, D.R., Bouche, O., Emile, J-F., Landi, B., Boige, V., Hutchison, J.B., Taly, V.  Clinical Relevance of KRAS-mutated Sub-clones Detected with Picodroplet Digital PCR in Advanced Colorectal Cancer Treated with anti-EGFR Therapy”, Clinical Cancer Research, 21(5):1087-1097, March 1, 2015


Milbury, C.A., Zhong, Q., Lin, J., Williams, M., Olson, J., Link, D.R., Hutchison J.B., “Determining lower limits of detection of digital PCR assays for cancer-related gene mutations”, Biomolecular Detection and Quantification, 1:8-22, August 20, 2014.


Didelot, A., Kotsopoulos, S.K., Lupo, A., Pekin, D., Li, X., Atochin, I., Srinivasan, P., Zhong, Q., Olson, J., Link, D.R., Laurent-Puig, P., Blons, H., Hutchison, J.B., Taly, V., “Multiplex picoliter-droplet digital PCR for quantitative assessment of DNA integrity in clinical samples”, Clinical Chemistry, 59(5):815-823, May 2013.


Abdou ElSharawy, Jason Warner, Jeff Olson, Michael Forster, Markus B. Schilhabel, Darren Link, Stefan Rose-John, Stefan Schreiber, Philip Rosenstiel, James Brayer and Andre Franke, “Accurate variant detection across non-amplified and whole genome amplified DNA using targeted next generation sequencing”, BMC Genomics, 13(1):500, September 20, 2012.


Karen E. Ocwieja, Scott Sherrill-Mix, Rithun Mukherjee, Rebecca Custers-Allen, Patricia David, Michael Brown, Susana Wang, Darren R. Link, Jeff Olson, Kevin Travers, Eric Schadt and Frederic D. Bushman, “Dynamic regulation of HIV-1 mRNA populations analyzed by single-molecule enrichment and long-read sequencing”, Nucleic Acids Research, 40(20):10345-10355, November 1, 2012.


Olivier Harismendy, Richard B Schwab, Lei Bao, Jeff Olson, Sophie Rozenzhak , Steve K Kotsopoulos, Stephanie Pond, Brian Crain, Mark S Chee, Karen Messer, Darren R Link and Kelly A Frazer, “Detection of low prevalence somatic mutations in solid tumors with ultra-deep targeted sequencing”, Genome Biology, 12(12):R124, December 20, 2011


H. Kiyomi Komori, Sarah A. LaMere, Ali Torkamani, G. Traver Hart, Steve Kotsopoulos, Jason Warner, Michael L. Samuels, Jeff Olson, Steven R. Head, Phillip Ordoukhanian, Pauline L. Lee, Darren R. Link and Daniel R. Salomon, “Application of microdroplet PCR for large-scale targeted bisulfite sequencing”, Genome Research, 21(10):1738-1745, October 21, 2011.


Qun Zhong, Smiti Bhattacharya, Steven Kotsopoulos, Jeff Olson, Valerie Taly, Andrew D. Griffiths,

Darren R. Link and Jonathan W. Larson, “Multiplex digital PCR: breaking the one target per color barrier of quantitative PCR”, Lab Chip, 11(13):2167-2174, July 7, 2011.


Alexander Herrmann, Andrea Haake, Ole Ammerpohl, Idoia Martin-Guerrero, Karol Szafranski, Kathryn Stemshorn, Michael Nothnagel, Steve K. Kotsopoulos, Julia Richter, Jason Warner, Jeff Olson, Darren R. Link, Stefan Schreiber, Michael Krawczak, Matthias Platzer, Peter Nürnberg, Reiner Siebert, Jochen Hampe, “Pipeline for Large-Scale Microdroplet Bisulfite PCR-Based Sequencing Allows the Tracking of Hepitype Evolution in Tumors”, PLoS One, 6(7):e21332, July 5, 2011.


Ryan Tewhey , Jason B Warner, Masakazu Nakano , Brian Libby, Martina Medkova, Patricia H David, Steve K Kotsopoulos, Michael L Samuels, J Brian Hutchison, Jonathan W Larson, Eric J Topol, Michael P Weiner , Olivier Harismendy , Jeff Olson, Darren R Link & Kelly A Frazer “Microdroplet-based PCR enrichment for large-scale targeted sequencing”, Nature Biotechnology, 27(11):1025-1031, November 2009.


Jeff Olson, Duncan H. Whitney, Kristine Durkee and Anthony P. Shuber.  “DNA Stabilization is Critical for Maximizing Performance of Fecal DNA Based Colorectal Cancer Tests”, Diagnostic Molecular Pathology, 14(3): 183-191, September 2005.


Wei-Dong Chen , Z. James Han , Joel Skoletsky , Jeff Olson , Jerome Sah , Lois Myeroff , Petra Platzer , Shilong Lu , Dawn Dawson , Joseph Willis , Theresa P. Pretlow , James Lutterbaugh , Lakshmi Kasturi , James K. V. Willson , J. Sunil Rao ,


Anthony Shuber , Sanford D. Markowitz, “Detection in Fecal DNA of Colon Cancer – Specific Methylation of the Nonexpressed Vimentin Gene”, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 97(15):1124-1132, August 3, 2005.


Steven Hecht Orzack, Daniel Gusfield, Jeff Olson, Steven Nesbitt, Lakshman Subrahmanyan,Vincent P. Stanton, Jr., “Analysis and Exploration of the Use of Rule-Based Algorithms and Consensus Methods for the Inferral of Haplotypes”, Genetics, 165(2): 915-928, October, 2003.


Jia Liu Wolfe, Tomohiko Kawate, David A. Sarracino, Martin Zillmann, Jeffrey Olson, Vincent P. Stanton, Jr., and Gregory L. Verdine, "A Genotyping Strategy Based on Incorporation and Cleavage of Chemically Modified Nucleotides", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 99(17):11073-11078, August 20, 2002.


Ann E. Ferentz and Jeff Olson. “Using Haplotyping for Drug-Response Markers.  Tutorial: Identifying Genetic Markers Associated with Drug Response.” Genetic Engineering News, 22(6):34-39, March 15, 2002


Anneloor L. M. A. Ten Asbroek, Jeffrey Olson, David Housman, Frank Baas and Vince Stanton, Jr., “Genetic Variation in mRNA Coding Sequences of Highly Conserved Genes”, Physiological Genomics 5(3):113-118, April, 2001.


James P. Basilion, Andrea R. Schievella, Erica Burns, Patrice Rioux, Jeffrey C. Olson, Brett P. Monia, Kristina M. Lemonidis, Vincent P. Stanton, Jr. and David E. Housman.  “Selective Killing of Cancer Cells Based on Loss of Heterozygosity and Normal Variation in the Human Genome: A New paradigm for Anticancer Drug Therapy”, Molecular Pharmacology, 56(2): 359-369, August, 1999.




“Compositions and Methods for Molecular Labeling”, Michael Samuels, Jeffrey Charles Olson, Andrew Watson, Keith Brown, Darren Roy Link, Patent No. 9,150,852, Issued October 6, 2015.


“Digital Analyte Analysis”, Jeffrey Olson, Darren R. Link, Patent No. 9,228,229, Issued January 5, 2016.


“Methods for Genetic Analysis of DNA to Detect Sequence Variances”, Jeffrey Olson, Martin Zillmann and Vincent Stanton, Patent No. 8,129,120, Issued March 6, 2012.


“Restriction Enzyme Genotyping”, Jeffrey Olson, Martin Zillmann and Vincent Stanton, Patent No. 7,435,541, Issued October 14, 2008


“Method for Identifying Polymorphisms”, Vince P. Stanton, Jr., Jia Liu Wolfe, Tomohiko Kawate, Gregory L. Verdine, Jeffrey Olson and Colin Dykes, Patent No. 6,825,009, Issued November 30, 2004.


“Genotyping by Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Allelic Fragments”, Vincent P. Stanton, Jr., Jeffrey Olson, Jia Liu Wolfe, and Martin Zillmann, Patent No. 6,777,188, Issued August 17, 2004.


“Methods for Genetic Analysis of DNA Using Biased Amplification of Polymorphic Sites”, Jeffrey Olson, Martin Zillmann, and Vincent Stanton, Patent No. 6,475,736, Issued November 5, 2002.