Dan Magner, Ph.D.

President, Chief Executive Officer, Founder

Dan received his Bachelors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and his Masters in Biotechnology from Boston University, carrying out his masters work at the Whitehead Institute Center for Genome Research in Cambridge. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for his doctoral studies in the interdisciplinary program for Cell and Molecular Biology, working in the department of Molecular and Human Genetics, and then joined the inaugural group of scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne, Germany as post-doctoral researcher studying the underlying biology of aging.

He saw a need in Greenville for a place where pioneering technologies and products could be developed and brought to market. He studied the tooling and manufacturing business and opened IAM Scientific in 2013 to develop and manufacture new products. In 2019, he opened a technology incubator, Lightdeck Labs, and continues his vision by also helping new companies succeed at their business.


Siddharth Chhokar, M.B.A., J.D., LL.M.

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Founder

Siddharth received his Bachelors in Biology from Boston University where he met his co-founder. Thereafter, he received an M.B.A. with concentrations in both Finance and International Business from Rollins College in Florida. Siddharth went on to the Chicago-Kent School of Law earning not only his Juris Doctor but also a Special Certificate in International Law. Siddharth attended the University of San Diego’s top ten rated LL.M. program and received a Masters in Tax Law. Siddharth has worked in Finance for The Walt Disney Company, Corporate Structuring for a number of highly recognizable Silicon Valley companies with Deloitte Tax, and is currently the Managing Partner for Chhokar Law Group, P.C. in San Diego, California.