Our Vision

Why was Veravas created? We’re passionate about improving the quality of biomarker measurement – both what is being measured in patient samples and the accuracy of their results. To achieve this, we’re advancing our own portfolio of tests. But we’re also thinking bigger – how can we help the industry remove the interferences and errors in existing tests, while opening the door to new possibilities, such as diagnostics for low abundance biomarkers.

Our mission over time is to establish a new gold standard of laboratory testing where every result is correct the first time, every time. We see this as an important and overlooked opportunity to make a positive difference in patient’s lives. With a proven technology and strong team we hope to transform the practice of laboratory medicine, while remaining accessible and affordable.


John Forrest

Founder & CEO

John is an entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in global healthcare IT and innovation. Throughout his dynamic career, he has worked to create companies and advance technologies that give patients easier access to quality healthcare testing and information. Addressing current issues in laboratory medicine is a critical step towards improving the human condition.

Carmen Wiley, PhD

Chief Clinical Officer

Carmen is a board certified, Mayo Clinic-trained clinical chemist. She is a former scientific director of a U.S. national reference lab and current president of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) – a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine. Carmen also brings experience gleaned from senior scientific roles at Roche and PAML.

Josh Soldo

Chief Scientific Officer

Josh is an innovative leader and proven global scientific affairs executive in diagnostics and life sciences. He is a subject matter expert in assay development and solid-phase chemistry with multiple patents and publications. He was formerly at Roche, DiaSorin, and Beckman Coulter.

Fred Baumbach

Chief Financial Officer

Fred brings 40 years of financial and investment leadership to his role as CFO. He has worked with over 30 medical device and tech startup companies and is a founding partner of TechCXO, a management consulting firm that provides growth-stage companies with CFO, CTO, CMO, and CSO support.

Mike Schram

Chief Growth Officer

Mike is a seasoned sales and business development executive. He brings 25 years of experience in managing growth, negotiations, business planning, forecasting and sales personnel. For over a decade, Mike has applied his results-driven sales expertise to the healthcare and wellness sector, with a particular focus on patient engagement.


Do you have the skills and the passion to move diagnostics and precision medicine forward? Learn more about career opportunities at Veravas.


Advisory Board

Jeremy Coote
Richard Creager Ph.D.
Claude Dufresne Ph.D.
Philip Levy M.D., MPH, FACEP, FAHA, FACC
Blackford Middleton M.D., MPH, MSc
Chris Mirro
Jack Risenhoover MBA, Esq.
Carroll Streetman Jr.

Invest with us.

Invest in Veravas; grow as we grow. Reach out to our CEO, John Forrest, to learn more about our business vision, milestones, and investment opportunities.