Ocean Optics appoints two new executives

Jack Riccardi and David Schaefer take up VP roles at leading spectroscopy company

Jack Riccardi

Ocean Optics, the industry leader in modular spectroscopy applications and products, has appointed two new board members. Jack Riccardi has joined the company as Vice President Finance, and David Schaefer has taken on the Vice President Sales and Strategic Marketing role.

David Schaefer

Riccardi is responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting, IT and office administration at Ocean Optics. Schaefer is responsible for the global sales and marketing of the company’s entire line of spectrometers, chemical sensors, analytical instrumentation and accessories.

Both are members of the executive board, assisting in the strategic management of the company’s business, including sales, operations, engineering and finance.

Riccardi joins Ocean Optics from MDNA Life Sciences, where he was Chief Financial Officer. He has a strong background in financial controls, governance and risk management. Riccardi holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Pennsylvania State University, an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and an MS in operations science from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Schaefer joins Ocean Optics from AxelaCare, where he was Chief Marketing Officer. He has extensive experience in the execution of growth-based commercial plans, strategic planning and business transformation. Schaefer holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business.