Leadership

Connie Ryan
CHAIRPERSON & CEO

Connie began as a med tech at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where she earned a medical technology degree. Starting in 1982, Connie has risen through Streck technical services, product and sales management to become President in 1992 and CEO in 2013. She completed the Harvard School of Business Owner/President Management Program, is a member of the AdvaMed CEO Advisory Council and serves on the boards of Habitat for Humanity and the Omaha Community Foundation.

Lisa Kudlacz

Lisa Kudlacz
PRESIDENT

Lisa joined Streck as President in 2019. Previously, Lisa was Vice President and General Manager of Interventional Pain Management at Avanos Medical; General Manager Corporate Accounts and Custom Procedural Trays at Kimberly Clark, and was a leader for Go-To-Market strategies. She earned her B.S. in Comprehensive Business Administration at the University of Nebraska, Kearney.

Curtis Akey

Curtis Akey
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Curtis Akey, MBA, CPA, joined Streck as Chief Financial Officer in 2016. Previously, Curtis was Principal at PCS Services, Omaha; Executive Vice President and CFO at NMC Group, Omaha; Finance Director of U.S. Operations at Colliers International, Denver; and CFO at MPC Corporation, Denver, CO, and Nampa, ID. Curtis received his MBA from The Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania. He is a certified public accountant, licensed in the state of Nebraska.

Matthew Kreifels

Matthew Kreifels
VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES

Matthew Kreifels began working at Streck in 2000.  He has held various roles in operations, R&D, business development, and currently leads the sales team. Matthew received his B.S in business administration from Bellevue University and his MBA and M.S. in bioscience management from Creighton University.

John Noble

John Noble
VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Initially joining Streck in 2001 as Production Manager, John has risen steadily through the company and was promoted to Director of Manufacturing in 2003, Director of Operations in 2013, and to his current position as Vice President of Operations in 2015. Prior to working at Streck, John was production manager with Intervet. He earned his B.S. in biology from Kearney State. John is a member of the American Association of Blood Banks, and AAMI Advancing Safety in Medical Technology.

Ryan Wilkins

Ryan Wilkins
GENERAL COUNSEL

Ryan joined Streck as General Counsel in 2019. Before that, he spent 12 years practicing law as a senior in-house attorney for Union Pacific Railroad and in private practice with Kirkland & Ellis and Baird Holm LLP. Ryan earned his Juris Doctor degree from Washington University in St. Louis, where he graduated magna cum laude, was Executive Editor for the Law Review, and a moot-court champion. Ryan earned his B.S.B.A. in Economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he graduated with Highest Distinction, served as Student Body President and Student Regent, and was a student-athlete.


Board of Directors

Connie Ryan
Chairperson & Chief Executive Officer
Streck, Inc.

Mike Cassling
President & Chief Executive Officer
CQuence Health Group

Bill Fairfield
Owner/Partner of GMS Werks
Former CEO of Inacom, Inc. and InfoGroup

Gary Gates
Former CEO & President
OPPD

Bill Gerber
Former Chief Financial Officer
TD Ameritrade

Lisa Roskens
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Burlington Capital

Jack Becker, Ph.D.
Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer
Joslyn Art Museum

Sue Thaden
CEO
From Now On and CRi

Scientific Advisory Committee

Fredrick Nolte, Ph.D.
Professor
Vice Chair for Laboratory Medicine
Director of Clinical Laboratories
Director of Molecular Pathology
Director Point-of-Care Testing
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina