Arcadia Consumer
Healthcare Leadership
Team

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Mike DeBiasi

CEO

Prior to joining Arcadia, Mike served on Bayer’s North American Consumer Health Care Leadership Team as the Vice-President and General Manager of US Nutritionals and Digestive Health. In this role, Mr. DeBiasi and his team were responsible for growing some of the category’s most iconic brands, such as One-A-Day & Flintstones Vitamins, MiraLAX, Phillips, and Alka-Seltzer. Prior to this role, Mr. DeBiasi led Claritin as the VP of Marketing, building on the brand’s position as the #1 Allergy brand in the United States.

Earlier in his career, Mr. DeBiasi's experience included both turning around businesses in decline and building successful brands while at Welch’s and Castrol Motor Oil.

Mr. DeBiasi holds a B.A. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Business with a dual concentration in Finance and Marketing.

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John Deighan

CFO

John has more than 30 years of finance and accounting experience in life sciences companies and public accounting. Prior to joining Arcadia, John was CFO of Exeltis USA, a marketer of women’s health and dermatological products. Prior to that, John was CFO of InnoPharma, Inc., a developer of sterile injectable and ophthalmic products, and was also CFO of Eagle Pharmaceuticals, . Earlier in his career, John spent several years at Schein Pharmaceutical in a variety of financial roles and worked in public accounting for BDO.

John has a B.S. degree in Accounting/Business Administration from SUNY College at Oswego and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

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Chinna Chinnakaruppan

COO

Chinna has more than 20 years of cross-functional experience in commercial operations, project & portfolio management, integration/transition management, engineering and technical leadership. Prior to Arcadia, Chinna was owner & independent business consultant at CAC Business Solutions, LLC, and Co-Founder & Managing Director of What If Connect, ULC , an innovative business solutions company. Prior to the consulting roles, he spent more than 15 years at Merck Consumer Care, where he held numerous leadership roles including Executive Director, Global Project Management and Executive Director for the Merck-Bayer Commercial Transition. He was at Abbott Laboratories prior to Merck, holding various leadership roles in engineering and technical/operations.
 
Chinna has bachelor and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Annamalai University and the University of Tennessee, respectively. He is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMI) from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) from American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).

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Evan Bashoff

Vice President of Marketing

Evan brings diverse experience from his industry background in consumer brand marketing, retail, digital, and ecommerce.  In his current role as Vice President of Marketing, he is responsible for marketing communications, consumer insights, media, digital and ecommerce strategy, and product innovation and development.    Previously, Evan spent several years at Bayer Consumer Healthcare leading teams and driving growth for category leading brands including Coppertone, Claritin and Dr. Scholl’s.   He also served as Executive Director of Marketing at Toys R Us, where he was responsible for all marketing strategy and vendor partnerships.   

Evan holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and an undergraduate degree in business from Cornell University.

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Chris Martinovic

Chief Customer Officer

Prior to joining Arcadia, Chris held several sales leadership roles within Bayer’s North American Consumer Health Care organization. In his most recent role at Bayer, Chris was the Director of Sales, managing the Walmart team in Bentonville, AR. Prior to that, Chris held leadership roles in Sales Strategy, Global Customer Excellence and managing the Rite Aid team. Over his 15+ years at Bayer, Chris was able to profitably grow sales across a diverse set of categories, including Allergy, Cough/Cold, Digestive Health, Analgesics, Nutritionals, Footcare and Suncare. Prior to Bayer, Chris began his career at Information Resources, where he built his analytical skills and account management expertise.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management & Sport Management from Seton Hall University.