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.


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.


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.


Gary Mack Gary Mack - Labratory Manager at Novus Biologicals

Gary has a Ph.D. from the University of Calgary in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Prior to joining Novus Biologicals in 2013, Gary worked in several small Biotech and reagent companies in the Denver/Boulder area. Outside of work, Gary enjoys spending his time soaking up the Colorado sunshine.