Calvin Cole

CEO/President

As the CEO of CariCord, Calvin is leading a seasoned team of former cord blood business executives in establishing a new cord blood banking model to serve this burgeoning industry.

Prior to CariCord, Calvin led the StemCyte North America initiatives and strategic business development across the organization with a focus on developing external staff. His 20+ years of executive management and planning experience, position CariCord to be the brand name most associated with quality.

He will lead the team in our efforts to leverage the CariCord brand, to help define the competitive advantages for its private banking business.

In addition to his activities at StemCyte, Calvin is active as a director on the board of the Cord Blood Forum, an industry association that has organized the Cord Blood Symposium, for the last 11 years.

Prior to StemCyte, Calvin was Vice President for industry leader Hoveround Power Wheelchairs. While there, he was responsible for product marketing, strategic planning, new product planning, business development and government relations. He has also spent 15+ years lobbying Washington on issues (in favor of consumers) for the home medical equipment industry. Calvin served honorably in the United States Army where his extensive military planning and strategic training have guided his prolific career as a senior executive in the healthcare industry. Calvin has over eight years of experience in the cord blood banking industry as the former President of StemCytes’ North American commercial operations.