Apollo’s team of seasoned industry leaders provides a diverse set of backgrounds and skills to support the company’s visionary agenda to lead life sciences and healthcare insights by advancing industry standards for speed and quality.
Chairman of the Board
John Almeida is currently the Managing Partner of Saroras Private Capital, an investment firm focused on the software & technology-enabled services industry. Prior to joining Saroras, John served as the Managing Partner of Reimagine Holdings Group, a leading data-driven insights company, before it was sold in 2019. John has over 20 years of investing & operating experience in the technology-enabled services industry, including serving as a General Partner of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. He holds a B.A. degree from Yale College, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Chief Executive Officer and President, Apollo Board of Directors
Daniel S. (Dan) Fitzgerald is Chief Executive Officer and President of Apollo. Dan has over 25 years of management experience in diverse vertical markets, and is a leader in tech-driven research systems and data insights platforms for the life sciences and healthcare industries. Previously, Dan was a Managing Partner at Reimagine Holdings a leading data-driven insights company. Dan also has held prior executive leadership roles at GMI, Lightspeed (Kantar), MarketInsights, Affinnova, and Knowledge Networks. Dan holds a B.B.A in Marketing from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Chief Technology Officer
Joseph (Joe) Baldini is the Chief Technology Officer at Apollo, leading the company’s engineering function and expanding its insights platform. Joe joined Apollo from Kantar, a leading global data, insights, and consulting company, where, as Chief Information Officer, he defined and delivered technology strategy and capabilities across Kantar’s many global market research divisions. During his time at Kantar, Joe also served as Vice President of Engineering and Product Development overseeing all development at Lightspeed GMI. Joe came to Kantar via GMI, a leading global research technology and panel organization acquired by Kantar in 2011. He has held senior management roles in a variety of established, start-up and turn-around business environments, including Muze Inc., Sabey DataCenter, Exodus Communications, and Premera Blue Cross.
Chief Financial Officer
Jim Targowski is the Chief Financial Officer at Apollo, leading the company’s finance and accounting functions. Jim joined Apollo from Reimagine Holdings and Critical Mix, leaders in global data and insights creation. There, he led the finance team during a period of substantial growth. He started his career in the audit practice of McGladrey and Pullen (now RSM) and later worked in the audit practice of KPMG. After leaving KPMG, Jim spent time in financial services, manufacturing, and medical services companies. Jim is a certified public accountant and holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Georgia State University and an M.S. in Accounting from the University of New Haven.
Senior Vice President of Marketing
Meghan (Meg) Oates-Zalesky is Senior Vice President of Marketing at Apollo, and is responsible for marketing strategy and execution, positioning, and lead generation. Prior to joining Apollo, she was the head of marketing for InCrowd, a tenure that began in 2015. Meg has more than 20 years of marketing and business strategy experience, primarily in the life sciences and healthcare sectors, including executive leadership roles at ShapeUp, NaviNet, TriZetto, and Health Dialog. In addition to being a published author, Meg holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics.