Beth San Segundo

President and CEO

Beth San Segundo is the President and CEO of OriGen Biomedical. Beth is responsible for overseeing all facets of the business. She has a proven track record of executive management and over 20 years of experience at OriGen Biomedical. Her career began in 1998, working part-time in manufacturing for OriGen while attending the University of Texas at Austin. She has served in various positions throughout the company including in the role of Director of Marketing and Sales before being named CEO in June 2019.

Beth is a values-driven business leader who believes that honesty, integrity, hard work, compassion, and respect create a welcoming environment and a place where employees want to work. During college, Beth worked as a certified nursing assistant in oncology and witnessed the effects of aggressive cancer on patients and the hope that those patients demonstrated. After completing her degree in biology, she began investigating the field of stem cell therapies. Motivated by a desire to improve patients’ health, Beth finds great satisfaction in providing customers with products that can transform patients’ lives.

Beth received an MBA in Business Management from St. Edward’s University and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin.

When Beth isn’t working, she likes spending time with her husband, her twins, and their pets, preferably outdoors. Some of their favorite activities include hiking, swimming, and simply enjoying the beautiful Texas sunshine. Beth is crafty and expresses her creativity through quilting and cross-stitching.

Greg Sansom

Chief Financial Officer

Greg joined OriGen Biomedical in June of 2009. Greg is responsible for all aspects of the company’s finance and accounting functions, and also manages payroll and benefits administration. Greg has twenty-three years of financial management and accounting experience in a variety of strategic and financial executive roles.

Before joining OriGen Biomedical, Greg served as the Chief Financial Officer for Interstate Connections, Inc. where he managed the finance and accounting, human resources, and recruiting functions for a $30 million privately held chain of wireless retail stores. Prior to joining Interstate Connections, Greg was involved with a number of organizations including Ambion, Barrett Kendall Publishing, Crossroads Systems, Dell Computers, Digital Lifestyles Group, and Harcourt Brace & Company. Greg began his career as an Auditor with Arthur Andersen in Orlando, FL.

Greg graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harding University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration in Accounting. He also obtained his Masters of Science in Accounting from Harding University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Outside of the office, Greg serves as the Head Middle School Basketball coach at Brentwood Christian School. He is also an active member of the President’s Council for Harding University in Searcy, AR.

Deborah Rutt

Director of Operations

Deborah Rutt is the Director of Operations at OriGen Biomedical. In this role, she oversees the entire organization’s manufacturing processes and is responsible for leading teams in Manufacturing, Purchasing, and Global Inventory Management. Her duties also include the development of manufacturing plans, formulation of policies, and coordination of various programs essential to manufacturing procedures.

Deborah joined OriGen in May 2019, bringing over 23 years of manufacturing experience, predominantly in the medical device field. Prior to her current appointment, she held a variety of management and technical roles in the medical device industry. For the last 16 years, she was employed at Smith & Nephew, while the company underwent several mergers and acquisitions. Deborah worked there in a range of management positions and most recently served as Plant Manager.

Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Deborah attended the University of Nottingham, graduating with a degree in Applied Food Science.

When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family. Deborah is an active equestrian competitor and owns a horse.

Kiersten Soderman

Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs and Quality

Kiersten Soderman is the Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs and Quality at OriGen Biomedical. She leads the regulatory and quality departments, providing strategy, guidance, and expertise in order to ensure full compliance with global regulatory and quality requirements. Kiersten holds responsibility for implementing and managing OriGen’s Quality Management System as well as obtaining and maintaining global regulatory licenses and certifications. She ensures that her departments have the resources and tools to meet and maintain regulatory and quality requirements while encouraging her team to generate effective and sustainable solutions and seek continuous improvement.

She joined OriGen in September 2018 and previously served as Regulatory Affairs Manager at Apollo Endosurgery. Earlier in her career, Kiersten held managerial positions at Zimmer Biomet and LDR Spine. She has a regulatory background working with all risk classes of medical devices, specifically those within orthopedics and gastroenterology. Seeing her team members thrive, succeed, and find their potential and confidence provides Kiersten with tremendous satisfaction and joy. Like many in the healthcare and biotech professions, her motivation is deeply rooted in making an impact in the health and wellbeing of patients. She sees her role in producing and making available on the market top-quality medical devices as paramount in this endeavor. 

Kiersten earned her BS in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and is RAC certified by the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society.

Outside of the office, Kiersten loves spending time with her family and dogs, particularly in the outdoors. She is an avid runner and yoga enthusiast, but also appreciates a good hike, bike ride, or stroll around the block with her kids and dogs. Kiersten enjoys traveling, continuously learning and challenging herself both mentally and physically, and is passionate about raising wholehearted, resilient, and compassionate kids. 

Nathan Thompson

Associate Director of Engineering

Nathan Thompson is the Associate Director of Engineering at OriGen Biomedical. He was appointed to this role in August 2018. He is responsible for the leadership and management of the engineering team and oversees all aspects of the engineering department including process validation, design and development, production support, and technical customer support. 

After completing his senior design engineering project at OriGen, followed by his graduation from UT Austin in June 2009, Nathan was offered a Product Development Engineer position and has been with OriGen ever since. He served in this role for three years, before becoming Engineering Product Manager and later Associate Director of Engineering. 

Throughout his career, Nathan has witnessed OriGen’s cryopreservation and cell culture products transition into direct clinical care and cellular therapy. It has been exceptionally rewarding, both personally and professionally, to see the products evolving from research to actual deliverable therapy.

Nathan holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Engineering Management at UT.

Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his family and pets. Committed to community, he helps coordinate an annual charity event with all proceeds benefiting pancreatic cancer research. 

Rachael Wyatt

Associate Director of Marketing

Rachael Wyatt is the Associate Director of Marketing at OriGen Biomedical. She oversees the development and implementation of a fully integrated marketing strategy, conducts market research and analysis, and represents the voice of the customer for the products produced and promoted by OriGen.

She joined OriGen in April 2017 as Marketing Product Manager and was accountable for communicating the OriGen Biomedical value proposition to current and potential customers. In May 2019, she was appointed as Associate Director of Marketing. Earlier in her career, Rachael worked across several different industries, including the pharmaceutical field, financial research, and non-profit management.

Rachael is passionate about the products OriGen manufactures and how the products contribute to innovative cancer treatments. It has been incredibly rewarding to work for an organization that puts patients first, striving to improve their lives. 

Rachael earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology and Psychology from The Ohio State University. She later received her Masters in Business Administration with a focus in the business of healthcare from George Washington University.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, following OSU football, and cooking. 

David Miller

North American Senior Sales Manager

Dave Miller joined OriGen Biomedical in April 2019 as the North American Senior Sales Manager. In this role, he oversees the development and execution of sales strategy for the company’s North American market, while providing leadership, guidance, and support to the field sales team. He ensures that his team members have the required resources and tools to be efficient and successful in achieving their goals as well as the departmental and organizational objectives.

Dave has over 25 years of varied industry experience gained through his work at hospitals and clinical labs, biotechs, and pharmaceutical companies. His roles have included business development, channel partner management, product development, technical marketing, clinical laboratory, biobanking, field service, technical sales and support, laboratory management, basic research, and cellular processing. 

Dave received a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Minnesota State University and is an ASCP registered medical technologist. Over the years, he has taken multiple continuing education courses in cell therapy and management. He has recently completed the Cellular Therapy Certificate Program by AABB and George Washington University.

Outside of the office, Dave is a proud father, husband, sports lover, marathon runner, car enthusiast, and likes listening to music. He is a veteran of the US Army and still keeps in touch with his military friends. 

Tonia Wilson

Senior Customer Solutions Manager

Tonia Wilson is the Senior Customer Solutions Manager at OriGen Biomedical and has been with the company since March 2010. She oversees the Customer Service and Logistics departments, contributing to OriGen’s overall customer service strategy and ensuring that her team provides the best customer service in the industry. She communicates directly with customers to identify their needs and expectations, providing everyone with seamless and exceptional customer experience.

Before joining OriGen Biomedical, Tonia served the medical community as a laboratory professional in a variety of organizations, including Cleveland Clinic and Clinical Pathology Laboratories. At OriGen, Tonia is inspired by the opportunity to improve the lives of patients worldwide that fulfills her need to help others. In this role, she regularly interacts with prospective and current customers from all over the world and is excited to learn about different cultures.

Tonia received her B.S. in Environmental Studies from Texas State University. She later obtained her Business degree in Healthcare Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and pets. Tonia has volunteered at the Humane Society of Central Texas, assisting with fundraising efforts for an animal rescue.

Amanda Cooper

Human Resources Manager

Amanda Cooper is the Human Resources Manager at OriGen Biomedical and has been with the company since November 2019. She oversees the recruiting and compensation programs, plans and implements HR functions including but not limited to employee relations, administration, and compliance for all personnel in support of OriGen culture and environment. She develops and executes HR strategies that promote the achievement of business results, improving performance, profitability, growth, and employee engagement.

Having a strong manufacturing background and over eleven years of professional experience, Amanda previously served as an HR leader for both public and private companies, including Stanley Black & Decker and T.D.Williamson. She values succession planning and believes it to be the key to preparing for the future. At OriGen, Amanda manages employee relations through coaching and is dedicated to helping individuals achieve their professional goals. Being a part of an organization where employees feel like they make a meaningful impact every day, motivates her and gives her a sense of purpose.

Amanda is a member of both the Austin Human Resource Management Association (AHRMA) and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Oklahoma. During college, she was a Spanish minor and studied abroad in Jaen, Spain.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and catering to her dogs. They love road trips around Texas as well as traveling to different countries to get more exposure to various cultures and languages.