Sirish Rao Vattam

Sirish Rao Vattam, CEO and Founder of Vanguard Supply Chain Solutions, is a seasoned transportation and technology executive with over eleven years of global experience managing teams in planning, implementing, and launching solutions across multiple industries. In his prior role as President of Global Operations for a preclinical transportation firm, Sirish grew the company organically and drove  meaningful initiatives that created sustained success. Sirish's career has included executive management and operational roles with leading software, finance, life science, healthcare and transportation companies.  At Davita, Sirish was General Manager with a $60M plus P&L  responsibility and managed a large team of over 250 with responsibility for local strategy, acquisitions/partnerships, and execution. In his role as the Global Head of Transportation & Logistics at Taconic Biosciences, Sirish made significant contributions in overhauling Taconic's existing global transportation and delivery network thereby making impactful improvements in efficiencies that increased the bottom line. With his global managerial experience driving cross-functional strategic projects and deep technology and supply chain experience, Sirish is well positioned to lead and successfully grow Vanguard Supply Chain Solutions.

Michael Noble

Michael Noble


As Contract Chief Financial Officer, Michael B. Noble brings the depth and breadth of his experience over the past 37 years to Team Vanguard. Mike is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant and is the Principal in his public accounting firm, with two offices in Northwest Virginia that serve over 3,000 clients across 40 states and 14 countries. Equally important, he has either served in the CFO role directly or as a contractor for a wide variety of for-profit entities in numerous industries, including Trucking & Transport, Commuter Vanpools, Green Energy Technologies, High-Michael Noble end Multi-state Construction, Wholesale Lending, and International Event Management, to name a few, leading two of these entities from start-up to buy-outs by some of the Nation’s largest privately held companies.  In addition, in the non-profit sector Mike has financially led a $70 million National charity to 15 consecutive years of Charity Navigator 4-star ratings for Financial Performance, Accountability and Transparency. Mike has a BA in Economics from Davidson College, and MBA in Organizational Management from Syracuse University and additional graduate and post-graduate studies at the University of Virginia. Mike has and continues to serve on numerous for-profit and non-profit Boards and is a Community Leader in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

Dr. Martin Toft

As the Chief Scientific Officer to Vanguard Supply Chain Solutions, Dr. Martin Toft brings more than 15 years of analytical and innovative Laboratory Animal Veterinarian experience developing, commercializing and producing high quality in vivo models for the life sciences industry in general and the emerging field of microbiome research in particular. During his 11-year tenure at Taconic Biosciences in Europe, Martin was the Director of R&D of Research Models, Head of Veterinary Sciences and Scientific Head of Laboratories. Currently, Martin is the founder and CEO of Adlast, a company that provides consultation to Chief Research Officers of European laboratories in the fields of gnotobiotic facilities and microbiome research. Martin successfully solves complex assignments through combining pronounced analytical skills, extensive experience with in vivo facilities and an in-depth scientific knowledge of laboratory animal science, medicine and technology. In addition to the position as CSO here at Vanguard Supply Chain Solutions, Martin is serving as the CEO at QM Diagnostics – a lab animal diagnostic laboratory in The Netherlands. Martin enjoys building partnerships across geographical and professional borders resulting in development of superior solutions accepted and appreciated by all stakeholders. He is a high-performing professional who thrives in an open and honest environment where applicability, quality, efficiency and financial impact of developed solutions are motivators and client satisfaction the only measurement of success.

Eric Carter Martin

Eric Carter Martin is the Director of Operations and Logistics Strategy for Team Vanguard and heads up North American transportation and warehouse operations while advising Vanguard’s board on strategic logistical solutions. Eric has more than 15 years of operations management experience with a long track record of evaluating and improving systemic processes to develop underperforming teams and improve their overall business metrics. In the retail sector, Eric has managed teams for big box brands Wal Mart, K Mart and Pilot/Flying J, managing teams of over 100 people and P&Ls of $50 million plus. In the logistics field, Eric has directed teams for Pre-clinical transportation, overseeing time sensitive, temperature-controlled deliveries across 48 states domestically and international shipments to North America, Europe and Asia. In his current role, Eric has ensured multiple business units work seamlessly to provide maximum benefit for internal and external stakeholders. Prior to joining Vanguard, Eric has worked for Merit Logistics, managing teams providing comprehensive third-party logistical support to a 500,000 square foot major retail warehouse. Eric is married and in his personal time, enjoys cooking, landscaping and gardening.