Management Team


J. Burton Lee

Chief Executive Officer /
Chairman of the Board

After graduating from The Ohio State University in 1981 and working at Dow Chemical, Burton moved to St. Louis in 1986 to help grow the family business, Lee Scientific, after his father passed. The company’s growth is attributed to both capitalizing on a strong market for raw material manufacturing for clinical diagnostic industry. His mission is to build Lee Biosolutions into a world class biotech manufacturing juggernaut.
Matthew Lee
President and Chief Operations Officer /
Board Member

Holds a B.S. in Marketing Management from Missouri State University and joined Lee Biosolutions in 2011 as Logistics Manager. He was promoted to Vice-President of Business Operations in 2014 for his ability to improve operational efficiencies in the business. He is currently on the Board of Directors and will continue running the day to day operations and assist the CEO in applying creative solutions to strategic challenges in order to maximize our growth potential.

Douglas Held, Ph.D.
VP of Biotechnology and New Product Development /
Board Member

Joined Lee Biosolutions in 2010 focusing on building the company’s core technical and scientific expertise and translating that expertise into new business opportunities. Doug has substantial experience in development and commercialization of processes for production and testing of biological molecules. Doug's previous experiences includes a leadership positions at Singulex, Inc. and Sigma Aldrich, Inc. Doug has been issued four patents for biochemical methods for detection of human disease. Doug received a B.S. in Chemistry and Biology from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Kevin Doss
                               VP of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs /
Board Member

Joined Lee Biosolutions in 2015 as Regulatory Affairs Manager and promoted to Vice President of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs in 2018. Kevin brings significant experience to the company in the area of Global Quality Compliance, GMP and technical expertise in the IVD Market. Kevin received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management from the University Of Missouri and has a Masters of Business Administration. His previous experiences includes a career at McDonnell Aircraft, leadership positions such as Production Manager at Sigma Chemical and instrumental in obtaining ISO 13485 certification and implementing MRP System and is used to working in highly regulated fields.

Jonathan Klein
Quality Assurance Manager

Joined Lee Biosolutions in 2009 as a Production Technician. He has been involved in many facets at Lee Biosolutions and was an integral part of the initiation of Lee Biosolutions’ first clean room. In 2015, Jonathan was promoted to Quality Assurance Manager. He ensures corporate regulatory compliance including to ISO, FDA and GMP for day to day operations. He has guided our quality system through our facility move in 2015 and from ISO 9001 to ISO 13485. Jonathan earned a B.S. in Management from Webster University.
Daniel Fagan, Ph.D.
Board Member / Strategic Consultant

Joined Lee Biosolutions in 2014 and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Lee Bio Board with his career spanning more than 40 years in both the Fine Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries. His previous industrial experience includes the following: President of Sigma Chemical, General Manager of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals' Peptide Division, President of PepTx, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Synthetech, Inc., Managing Director Brocair Partners as well as consulting over the last 18 years for various fine chemical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.




Bobby Oleson

Logistics Manager

Joined Lee Biosolutions in 2010 in Logistics. With his hard work and efforts to ensure customer satisfaction and improve delivery times, he was promoted to Customer Service Manager in 2014. Upon receiving the promotion, he was able to continually meet the needs of our customers and earned a dual role as Logistics Manager in 2016. He specializes in supply chain management, inventory control, and building customer relationships. Bobby earned a B.S in Sociology from South Dakota State University

Don Becker

Manufacturing Manager

Joined Lee Biosolutions as a cGMP Manufacturing Supervisor in 2014 bringing 10+ years of experience in cGMP protein purification biopharma manufacturing in which Don was responsible for the management and project lead of technical transfer and scale up of bulk pharmaceutical and active pharmaceutical ingredients.
 Don’s focus with Lee Biosolutions was building the company’s cGMP and clean room operations and he has since been promoted to Manufacturing Manager in 2018. Don earned a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Missouri.






Anthony Austin
Analytical Manager

Joined  the Lee Bio team as an Analytical Chemist in 2014 with 10+ years of life science analytical testing experience in academia as well as the biotechnology industry. He was promoted to Senior Scientist for his contributions related to the development and validation of both in house as well as customer-driven analytical assays. Anthony became Analytical Manager in 2018 and looks forward to growing Lee Biosolutions analytical group and expanding their capabilities. Anthony earned his M.S. in Biology in 2010  from Purdue University
Philip Anevski, Ph.D.
Research & Development Manager

Joined Lee Biosolutions in 2014 as our Research and Development manager. Dr. Anevski’s  extensive industrial experience with research, assay development and process validations has made our R and D program one of the best. . Previously he worked as Vice President of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing at Reliable Biopharmaceutical, as an Analytical Research Manager for the bakers’ yeast group at Anheuser Busch and in the research department at Sigma Chemical.   Dr. Anevski holds an A.B. in Chemistry from Boston University and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from St. Louis University.   Dr. Anevski brings extensive scientific and cGMP regulatory knowledge and expertise to our group.