Novus Team

Executive Team

Karen Padgett Karen Padgett - Vice President of Marketing at Bio-Techne, founder of Novus Biologicals

Karen has an MBA from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a BS in Microbiology from Indiana University. Karen formed and founded Novus Biologicals before working for Bio-Techne. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, golfing and spending time with her family.


Dave Eansor Dave Eansor - Senior Vice President at Bio-Techne & Managing Director of Novus Biologicals

David joined Novus in January 2013 as the Sr. Vice President of Corporate Development. His primary responsibilities include Strategic Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions and New Business Development. Mr. Eansor has over 13 years experience in senior positions in the Life Science Industry including President of the Bioscience Division and President of the Life Science Research business at Thermo Fisher Scientific as well as President of Cambrex Bioproducts. David has a BSc in Chemistry from University of Western Ontario, a Bachelors of Commerce in General Business and Economics, and an MBA from the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.


Bryan Tinsley Bryan Tinsley - Vice President of Marketing at Novus Biologicals

Bryan has an MBA and a BS in Microbiology from Virginia Tech. Prior to joining Novus in 1998 he worked for a Japanese reagent firm and has 16 years reagent and antibody experience. Bryan enjoys experiencing the outdoors with his family.


Scott Osgood Scott Osgood - Director of Web & Enterprise Technologies at Bio-Techne

Scott has an MBA from the University of Colorado and received his BS in Computer Information Systems from the University of Colorado at Denver. He also completed the Colorado Executive Development in Residence program at the University of Colorado. Prior to joining Novus, Scott held senior technology positions at several companies in the Denver area. Scott enjoys spending time with his family and, time permitting, hitting the links.


Laurie Gilman Laurie Gilman - Controller at Novus Biologicals

Laurie has a BA from the University of New Mexico in Finance and Accounting and is a CPA. Prior to joining Novus, Laurie worked in the real estate industry and public accounting. Outside of work, Laurie enjoys spending time with family, hiking and running.


Rachel Giesler Rachel Giesler - Director of Operations at Novus Biologicals

Rachel has a BA from the University of Colorado at Boulder in Biochemistry and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. She joined Novus in 2008 as an intern while completing her MBA at the University of Denver. Following graduation she joined the Novus team full-time. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.