BioNorth Texas Inc. (BioNTX) has announced that Darlene Boudreaux will be its new chief financial officer of the organization. She will be working with Jorge Varela, the president and CEO, who joined BioNTX in October 2018. The organization represents the life sciences industry for 26 counties in North Texas including Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington. Former CFO Dave Carlson will remain on the Board of Directors of the organization.
“I’m excited to be working again with Darlene,” said Varela. “She brings not only financial expertise but deep entrepreneurial experience as founder and CEO of her own pharmaceutical company, as well as several years of coaching life science entrepreneurs as the Executive Director of TechFW, and starting the Cowtown Angels investor group in Fort Worth.”
Boudreaux is a CPA as well as an entrepreneur, experienced nonprofit executive, and angel investor. She recently retired as the executive director of TechFW, a technology business incubator in Fort Worth where she and Varela worked together for several years. She continues to coach TechFW clients, teach at the Neeley Business School at TCU, and is a member of Cowtown Angels.
In 2018, BioNorth Texas presented Boudreaux with the Dennis K. Stone Award, which is given annually to an individual who has positively affected quality of life by raising awareness and funds for life science research, who has impacted innovation to bring discoveries to commercial relevance, and who has given back to their community and those in the scientific field as a supporter, mentor, leader, or educator.
“We are forever grateful to Dave Carlson for his years of dedicated and excellent service as CFO of Bio North Texas.” said Board Chairman Frank Grassler. “Darlene’s experience building successful companies and her prominence in the life sciences community working with such successful companies as ZS Pharma and Encore Vision, will undoubtedly be a huge contribution to BioNTX.”
“I have been a member of BioNorth Texas for years,” Boudreaux said. “Now I have the opportunity to work with Jorge and the other members of the board of directors as we connect, grow and promote the North Texas life science industry.”