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.

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 AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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.

Brad Hunsley - Vice President of Research and Development

Brad Hunsley
VICE PRESIDENT OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Brad joined Streck in 1989 and for more than two decades, worked in Research and Development, under the direction of Streck’s founder and cell stabilization innovator, Dr. Wayne Ryan, holding various leadership positions within the Research Department and in 2020 was named Vice President of Research and Development. Brad earned his B.S. in biology from Midland College and is member of the ACS American Chemical Society and AACC American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

John Noble

John Noble
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

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.

Michael Patrick - Vice President of Marketing


Michael Patrick

VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING

Michael joined Streck in January of 2020 as Vice President of Marketing bringing more than 20 years of healthcare experience to the organization. Prior to joining Streck, Michael served as Chief Business Development Officer at Aegis Sciences, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at MediSync, and various leadership roles at Meridian Bioscience. His extensive experience in healthcare has focused on diagnostic testing services and value-based care. Michael earned his Bachelor of Science in industrial distribution from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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