A History of Research-Driven Results
Meet the ElleVance Leadership Team
Dr. Michael J. Williams, Ph.D.
Former Executive Vice President for IDEXX Laboratories, the global leader in veterinary diagnostics, where he ran the International Division and several business units over 14 years. Previously, Michael spent 6 years at McKinsey & Company as a leader in the healthcare practice and 3 years as Senior Research Associate at the Scripps Research Institute, California, where he was awarded a Research Fellowship by the American Arthritis Foundation. Michael holds a PhD Biochemistry from Oxford University and BSc Biochemistry from Bristol University. He is Chairman of ElleVet Sciences and Director at Project Concern International, a charity working in world’s poorest countries. He was previously a Director of Pet Partners, a chain of veterinary clinics in the USA.
“As a PhD Biochemist, I am convinced of the science behind the use of our full spectrum hemp CBD plant extract. I’m equally passionate that everyone deserves quality products, from quality companies we can trust – supported by research done at the world’s top universities”
VP, Business Operations
Until recently, Shelley was at IDEXX Laboratories where she ran the European BioResearch business. Prior to this, she ran sales force training & education for the pet business across Europe. She completed a transformation in leadership course at Oxford University. Shelley is a keen athlete, previously representing Great Britain in Show Jumping. She has a keen interest in progressive sports medicine both in the human and equestrian field. Shelley has been a key member of the on-site veterinary support team at recent 4* events such as Mitsubishi Badminton Horse Trials and prior to this the London 2012 Olympics.
“I’ve visited to see the product being made in the USA and know just how natural and pure it is. I’ve been recommending ElleVance to all my family and friends and have been amazed by the positive experiences they have all had. It really works!”
Dr Germán Graff DVM MBA
VP, Product Development & Regulatory Affairs
Germán qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon and for over six years worked as a private practitioner while he also developed an academic career that led him to become Director of Veterinary Medicine Studies at a veterinary school in Argentina. In 2010, Germán was awarded a master’s degree in business administration in France and since then has worked in pharmaceutical product development. First at Triveritas, where he focused on the animal health industry, and most recently with IDEXX BioResearch, where he led a team dedicated to supporting R&D projects in Europe and further afield.
“My veterinarian background and the many years spent in pharmaceutical product development taught me to confirm the science before relying on a product for my patients or my family. I need to know a product is manufactured to the highest standards and has data to support its safety. At ElleVance we deliver all this!”