Dr. Rajiv Datar


Dr. Datar obtained his Post-Doctorate and Doctorate in Biochemical and Bioprocess Engineering from MIT, Cambridge, MA, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, and his MS in Advanced Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in the UK. Dr. Datar combines 25+ years of experience in Biotechnology, Bio-Business and Bioentrepreneurship, ranging from senior technical positions in Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, to senior management and C-level positions either as VP, Head of SBU, Founding-CEO or CEO of publicly traded or startup biotech ventures. Dr. Datar has had full responsibility for projects, budgets, technology deals, asset M&As and biotech start-ups ranging in size from $15 million to $40 million and has raised over $90 million across project-, equity- and debt financing over his career.

Oleg Shinkazh

Founder & CTO

Oleg Shinkazh is a founder of ChromaTan and inventor of “Countercurrent Tangential Chromatography.” He is a chemical and biotechnology engineer with 17 years of experience in R&D and technical support in the biotechnology industry, specializing in downstream processing/purification of human biologics. Oleg has extensive experience with all unit operations in the modern marketplace and has worked and collaborated with such industry leaders as Millipore Corp., Pall Corp., Genentech, Biogen and many others.

David A. Fogel

Part-Time CFO

David Fogel is Managing Director of Swifton CFOs LLC, an outsourced CFO firm that provides emerging businesses with cost-effective and strategic financial leadership. David's expertise lies in constructing a reliable financial framework to attract funding, which is a valuable guide for his clients' continued growth.

As a contributor to the ongoing development of greater Boston's entrepreneurial ecosystem, he has been an active presenter and panelist with MassChallenge, CleanTech Open, WPI Venture Forum, Harvard Entrepreneurship Conference, 128 Innovation Capital Group, MIT Enterprise Forum Smart Start Program, Startup Leadership, The Capital Network and the MIT Entrepreneurial Teams (MIT e-Teams). He is also an active member of Mass TLC, MassMedic, Beacon Angels, TiE Angels and Mass Medical Angels.

David is Adjunct Instructor of Finance and Accounting in the Master’s program at the Tufts University Gordon Institute and in the MBA program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. David is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA). David has a BS from Miami University (Ohio), and a MBA from the University of Cincinnati.

Yvonne Connolly

Human Resources & Operations Manager

Yvonne comes to ChromaTan with a background in Operations, Facilities, HR, and Project Management. Yvonne graduated from Villanova University, with a B.A. in English Education and has worked for several start-up companies over the last 15 years in various operational roles. Yvonne is supporting ChromaTan’s various operational activities that include HR, accounting, inventory management, and government grant relations.

Craig Pointer

Associate Director of Engineering

Craig graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. He continued his education at Lehigh University to earn his master’s degree in Chemistry where his research focus was on photophysical chemistry. Craig has 2 years of experience working in a large-scale manufacturing R&D lab where he has completed projects resulting in over $1M savings in manufacturing costs. Additionally, he has a background of 5+ years of professional research in academia along with several years of teaching and group leading experiences. Craig joined ChromaTan in 2020 and is supporting CCTC process development and continuous integration.

Thiago Millen

Associate Director of Process Development

Thiago is an experienced bioprocess scientist with a broad background in mAbs, therapeutic proteins, and viral vectors downstream and analytics. Thiago earned his MS in 2007 from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and has 13+ years of working experience at fast-paced biotech start-ups and at a large biopharmaceutical company, in the US and in Brazil, with cross-functional research and development teams. Thiago joined ChromaTan in 2023 and is leading the Process Development team to optimize continuous chromatography purification strategies of biologics for industry partners, currently developing CCTC processes for viral vectors.

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