Nova Ventures - Chairman & CEO
Before joining Nova Ventures and becoming its Chairman and CEO in 2003, Mr. Barbookles served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Thermo Orion, a major water analysis instrumentation manufacturer that was a wholly owned subsidiary of Thermo Electron. Mr. Barbookles also served as President and CEO of Thermedics Detection, a provider of Analytical Instruments for Quality Control and Airport Security. Over the span of Mr. Barbookles' career, he has held several Senior Management positions in manufacturing and operations with Cambridge Instruments, Warner Lambert/American Optical, Sierra Research, United Nuclear, United Technologies, and General Dynamics. He graduated from Buffalo State University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with an M.B.A.
Nova Ventures - President
Ms. Barbookles, who began her career at Nova Ventures in 2005, works with its Division Management teams ensuring the successful implementation of the company’s strategies. She also oversees general legal affairs and manages all M&A activities from due diligence and deal execution to transaction financing. Prior to becoming President of Nova Ventures, Ms. Barbookles served as its Vice President/General Counsel. She holds a B.S. from Northeastern University, a J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law, an L.L.M. in Taxation from Boston University School of Law and an M.B.A. from Boston University School of Management. She also maintains her license to practice law in California and Massachusetts.
Nova Ventures - Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Larkin, who joined Nova Ventures in 2009, is responsible for its financial functions including accounting, audit, tax and corporate finance, and also works on M&A. Prior to joining Nova Ventures, Mr. Larkin was the Chief Financial Officer of Home Made Brand Foods, a manufacturer in the chilled food market, and held several senior finance positions with Munters Corp., a climate solutions provider, and Thermo Electron, which was a provider of analytical instruments and services. Mr. Larkin holds a B.A. in Economics from Boston College, an M.B.A. from the Suffolk University Executive Program and has completed certifications as a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Management Accountant.
Nova Ventures - Vice President of Marketing
Mrs. Torcoletti, who joined Nova Ventures in 2021, has over 17 years as a marketing and communications leader by developing and implementing results-driven strategies in both B2B and B2C markets. In her role as Vice President of Marketing, Mrs. Torcoletti works with the Nova Instruments and Nova Metrix divisions to drive the development and execution of marketing plans and strategies to grow revenue and profitability of the portfolio companies. She is also responsible for keeping the company at the forefront of development, leading the implementation of new systems, best practices, and technologies to improve lead generation and brand awareness. Ms. Torcoletti holds a Business Administration Marketing Diploma from Sheridan College and holds several certifications from the University of Toronto in Advanced Marketing, Digital Strategy & Communication Management as well as Digital Marketing Management.
Nova Ventures - Human Resources Manager
Ms. Masters, who joined Nova Ventures in 2022, is an experienced Human Resources professional responsible for strategic planning as it relates to recruiting, employee relations, and HRIS. Prior to joining Nova Ventures, Ms. Masters specialized in Recruiting for Palantir Technologies Inc., as well as Benefits Administration for Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. Ms. Masters holds a B.A. in Art History from Hamilton College and is certified by the Society for Human Resources Management.