Ben Bowman, Co-Founder & CEO
Ben Bowman is one of the few experts on the national market for blood components. After 5 years compiling and analyzing pricing and production trends, Mr. Bowman co-founded General Blood to ensure availability and competitive pricing for hospitals across the United States. Mr. Bowman also has an extensive background in manufacturing, spending the earlier part of his career in metal component manufacturing. One of his most notable achievements was starting a 65,000 sq feet state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Torreón, Mexico. By combining best practices in inventory management and the knowledge of the blood market, Mr. Bowman is uniquely positioned to drive efficiency, availability and cost savings in the blood market.
Mr. Bowman received both his undergraduate degree and MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota with his wife and three young children.
Dave Mitchell, Co-Founder & EVP
Dave Mitchell has immersed himself in the blood industry over the last two years to understand the entire supply chain of blood from the arm to arm. Mr. Mitchell has built the first of its kind network of high performing blood banks around the country that are eager to increase collections and help those in need.
Mr. Mitchell has extensive background in sales, financial analysis, and marketing. David began his career in financial services and consulting. His diverse background has provided a unique and fresh perspective on solving supply chain problems in the blood industry. Through aggregating information on donor trends and supply shortfalls around the country, Mr. Mitchell ensures blood can move to where it is needed most.
Mr. Mitchell received undergraduate degrees in History and Economics from Colby College in Waterville, Maine; and an MBA from Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife.