Company Overview

Scivera: A combination of the Latin words scientia [knowledge, skill] and vera [true].

Scivera’s products and services are focused on delivering efficient, secure, and scalable technology solutions to our customers to enhance scientifically-sound business decisions.

Scivera develops and delivers Web-based B2B software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions and professional services to manufacturers, their trade customers (retailers) and suppliers.

Scivera provides its SciveraLENS® Chemicals Management Platform and broader suite of products to companies worldwide to enable efficient, secure and reliable toxicological hazard and risk assessment of products and their chemical ingredients.

Scivera LLC is a private company, founded in 2008 and based in Charlottesville, Virginia USA with team members worldwide.

Scivera® and SciveraLENS® are registered trademarks of Scivera LLC.

Executive Team

Joseph Rinkevich – Founder & President

Joe leads product development and customer relationships for Scivera drawing on over 20 years of professional experience in industry. Throughout his career, Joe has led successful startups and consulted to senior executives on how their business can generate lasting value by integrating environmental and sustainability strategy in all aspects of the enterprise. Without exception, this work has uncovered the need to empower professionals across many organizational functions with the reliable, cost-effective resources to make proactive decisions about product improvement, supplier relationships and product life cycle development. In addition to having worked with a range of corporations like Dell, Nike, Walmart, General Motors and DuPont, Joe also supports government and intergovernmental efforts on environment and sustainability as well as speaking and teaching at several universities and annual conferences.

Education: Master of Urban & Environmental Planning, University of Virginia; BSc. Business Administration, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Patricia Beattie, Ph.D., D.A.B.T. – Vice President, Scientific Development

Pat leads scientific development efforts for Scivera with a strong focus on expanding the use of SciveraLENS and Scivera’s consulting services across several sectors including toys, footwear and apparel, electronics, and automotive, among others. With over 25 years of work as an executive at General Motors and her extensive international experience in applied toxicology, risk assessment and chemical regulatory support, Pat brings a broad set of skills to growing Scivera’s reach across a number of sectors. Most recently as the Director, Chemical Risk Management, Environmental Services for General Motors, Pat has long been at the forefront of addressing the challenges and opportunities of business strategy as it relates to chemical policy at the corporate and government level, as well as regularly interacting with industry groups and non-governmental organizations.

Education: BS in Chemistry from The University of Arizona; MS and Ph.D. in Toxicology from The University of Michigan; Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (D.A.B.T.).

Jamie Orchard-Hays – Vice President, Technology Development

Jamie brings nearly two decades of software development experience to Scivera. After leading the development of the first production version of SciveraLENS and its supporting functionality, Jamie has been managing the Agile software development process at Scivera since 2008. His prior development experience includes a range of roles and organizations including the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Jamie’s programming language and platform expertise includes Ruby-on-Rails, MongoDB, and Java, among others.

Education: BA in Religious Studies from The University of Virginia.

Brad Groff, CPA – Vice President, Operations & Finance

Brad leads financial and operational efforts for Scivera.   After ten years in public accounting, Brad focused his career on start-up and growth stage companies. He engaged deeply as an executive leader in the wireless, software and education industries. His specialty and focus is developing and adapting operational infrastructures appropriate for each stage of an organization’s life cycle. He also focuses on identifying, building and maintaining the desired culture necessary for the company to thrive and strive for excellence.   Brad’s primary objective is to help both Scivera and its clients execute on key initiatives and thrive through shared visions and goals.

Education – Certified Public Accountant. BS in Business Administration from Bridgewater College.

Technical & Client Success Team

Colleen McLoughlin, Ph.D., D.A.B.T – Toxicologist

Mary Ruhter, M.S. – Toxicologist

Betsy Murry – SciveraLENS Community Manager

Sandi Bridges – Client Success Specialist

Erika Palmer – Client Success Specialist

Miaomiao Ma – Client Success Specialist