About Aliri

Aliri is committed to solving industry challenges by bringing innovative bioanalytical and spatial solutions to biotech and pharma, as the complexity of the drug development landscape continues to rise.

Our mission is to support our customers with bringing life-saving therapies to market with speed and agility. We are focused on providing pharma and biotech companies with bioanalytical lab, spatial bioanalysis, and spatial biology solutions that will bring unique, comprehensive data to enable strategic decision making for lead optimization and strengthen regulatory submissions.

Learn more about a vast range of bioanalytical lab, spatial bioanalysis, and spatial biology solutions that will help you advance your molecule from discovery through clinical development and NDA approval, while being backed by a network of technical experts and seasoned scientists.

Learn more about a vast range of bioanalytical lab, spatial bioanalysis, and spatial biology solutions that will help you advance your molecule from discovery through clinical development and NDA approval, while being backed by a network of technical experts and seasoned scientists.

Across our portfolio, we are committed to bringing strong customer service, scientific leadership, and regulatory excellence, which are all bound to our core values:

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Our Leadership

Kent Payne, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Kent Payne, Ph.D, is distinguished as a business operator and leader in areas of sales, commercial manufacturing and product development. He has extensive executive experience in M&A as well as successfully running, start up, growth and turn around businesses. This includes both Fortune 500 and Private Equity environments. Kent combines strong business leadership, successful P&L track record, and technical background to strategically lead and grow enterprise value across biotechnology and pharmaceutical market segments from discovery through cGMP commercial manufacturing. In addition to the U.S., he has successfully led the geographic expansion of businesses into Asia, South America and Europe. Kent recently served as CEO for BioDuro-Sundia. He held prior roles at Qualicaps, Catalent Pharma Solutions, Cardinal Health and Novartis.

Maurice Gaubatz

Chief Business Officer

Maurice founded Pyxant Labs, the Colorado site of Aliri, in 2000. Starting from four people, his team built the site to embody founding principles and a culture built around the mutual success of our customers and our people. Following longstanding support from professional and individual private investors, Maurice orchestrated the acquisition of the Salt Lake City bioanalytical site from Labcorp. He is the Chief Business Officer for the Aliri group, where he enjoys ongoing direct interactions with customers. From 1986 until founding Pyxant Labs, Maurice operated large chemical production sites and led international chemical manufacturing strategy assessments for The Dow Chemical Company.
Maurice earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Houston. Maurice and his wife Melissa are strong supporters of the Colorado Springs Community Partnership for Childhood Development.
Jim Wilfahrt

Chief Operating Officer

Jim Wilfahrt, Chief Operating Officer, began his career in the Bioanalytical CRO industry in 1994 with the founding of Tandem Labs. Following the successful establishment of Tandem Labs as a Best-in-Class Bioanalytical CRO provider, Tandem Labs was acquired by Laboratory Corporation of America. Jim continued in his role as General Manager for Tandem Labs operations and LabCorp Vice President through 2016, at which time he assumed the role of Global Head, Bioanalytical for Covance. Jim joined Pyxant Labs as President in 2020 and became Chief Operating Officer in 2022.

Sylvain Chabanier

Chief Financial Officer

Following his graduation from ESCP Europe in 2007, Sylvain started an investment banker career in Mergers & Acquisitions department at Lazard.
In 2014, Sylvain joined Sodexo global headquarters in France as an M&A Project Manager, covering various service lines within multiple geographies.
In 2019, Sylvain was appointed Europe CFO for Entegra, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sodexo specialized in Procurement services.
Sylvain joined Aliri in May 2022 as Group CFO.
Sylvain lives in Paris area. He is married and has two daughters.