Azenity Labs was created by a team of renowned healthcare authorities, social justice advocates, business leaders, germ geniuses, brand-builders, scientists, service workers and everyday office commuters who understand the anxiety of reopening and want to ease the stress of staying open. Our mission is to deliver a new standard for germ-free work environments that builds renewed and mutual trust and confidence between employees and employers. We’ve built (and continue to grow) a team ready to deliver on that promise from A to Z.
Meet our team.
Germs are always on the move. It’s up to these people to strategize, research, discover and deliver the smartest approaches to commercial disinfecting and infection prevention on the planet. Get to know experts in the Labs.
The Clean Team
Pete Kadens is a renowned serial entrepreneur and philanthropist who has founded and has run companies that have employed 4,500 people and created billions in shareholder value.
Pete is a Henry Crown Fellow with The Aspen Institute, serves on five corporate boards and has donated millions of dollars and countless hours to underserved communities and individuals in need.
Shawn Mobley is one of the foremost leaders in the commercial real estate services industry. He most recently served as CEO of the Americas for Cushman & Wakefield, leading an Americas organization with over $4B in revenue and 32,000 employees.
Shawn is Chair of the Board for HOBY International, a global, leading youth leadership organization. He is active in many Chicago causes, including a number of initiatives at Loyola University (Chicago). Shawn is a graduate of the University of Arizona (B.S) and University of Chicago (MBA).
Stephanie is the foundation and inspiration behind the Azenity Labs team mission and spirit. She is continually focused on people with a clear objective to achieve the highest potential for the Azenity Labs company and its team.
Stephanie is the former CEO of the Kadens Family Foundation and also served as the COO at Laura Davidson PR in New York City.
Greg brings 15+ years’ experience of strong finance and strategic focus to Azenty Labs. He has an MBA/MS from the University of Michigan and a BA in Economics from Bucknell University.
He currently serves as the CEO of Kadens Family holdings, following C-suite roles in the solar energy and finance industries.
Renee is a natural operator driven by curiosity, innovation and efficiency. She thrives on digging into each detail of the business and has proven it takes wearing many hats to create a scalable successful company.
She helped build the company PillPack, which recently sold to Amazon, as a leader on the operations side of the company.
Kelly is a former inner city school teacher and administrator who is tirelessly dedicated to making a difference in Chicago’s underserved communities. She is a DePaul University graduate, the Chief of Staff for The Kadens Family Foundation, and the former Program Director for GLOW Chicago.
She holds multiple commercial cleaning certifications including the Certified Custodial Cleaning Technician issued by the Cleaning Management Institute.
Marty is a young, smart, rising star beginning his entrepreneurial journey.
He joins the team as a junior at Chicago’s Johnson College Prep in Englewood and serves as Sergeant in MCJROTC. Marty is endlessly curious about business and how to give back to his community.
He plans to attend Harvard University.
Marcus is a practical-minded scientist who loves having problems to solve. He brings professional expertise in sanitation, food safety, and microbiology to help Azenity Labs develop disinfection plans and validation tests tailored to each client space.
Prior to joining Azenity Labs, Marcus spent six years developing and operating quality control programs at three breweries. He has an MS in Biology from New Mexico State University with a background in industrial microbiology labs.
Amir brings 25 years of Chicagoland hospitality experience to Azenity Labs. He has a first-hand understanding and appreciation for the vision, dedication and hard work required to build and manage a successful business in the new normal. Amir’s enthusiasm and compassion are infectious. He takes great pride in delivering the highest standard in customer service excellence.
Dr. Jay Bhatt, the former Chief Medical Officer of the American Hospital Association (AHA).
A practicing physician with a Masters in Public Health Administration from Harvard, Dr Bhatt oversaw the regulatory policy related to disinfecting, hospital disease transmission and overall hygiene as the highest-ranking doctor at the AHA from 2016-2020.
Kelly Spinola is the Global Product Manager of Facilities Management at JLL, Inc. She is responsible for delivering products that are at the forefront of market trends across JLL’s 1.5B square foot portfolio under management.
In this role, Kelly drives the strategic planning and digital roadmap for JLL’s facilities management and soft services products including, cleaning, disinfecting and janitorial.
Jessi Dōne is a Nationally Registered, Certified Microbiologist at the baccalaureate level.
She has led teams focused on disinfectant efficacy across the food manufacturing landscape and has spent years testing and analyzing tissues, medical devices, personal care products and pharmaceuticals to determine microbial load for sterilization validations.
Ari Levy’s in the business of helping people live better. As a physician, he re-designed a clinical practice and helped to build an offsite facility through the University of Chicago’s Program for Personalized Health & Prevention and serves as a member of the physician team for the Chicago Blackhawks, including all three Stanley Cup winning seasons . As an entrepreneur, he co-founded Engaged Health Solutions, a health and well-being company serving clients in a wide range of industries.
What it means to be an Azenity Labs Germ Genius.
The best and most profitable investment is not a business or a hot stock tip. It’s in people and their potential. Here’s how we show it.
Germ Geniuses carry out the mission of Azenity Labs. They’re in the field every day, making schools, offices, warehouses and other spaces safe so more people can get back to work.
Each month, we open our books to our employees and teach every Germ Genius how to read financial statements and spot business trends. We know that if we invest in our people, teach them how the business works and give them equity in it, that we can break down barriers and build a company that changes more than just our corner of the commercial disinfecting industry.
Teaching people about entrepreneurship and ownership is a game-changer. And that’s what we’re creating at Azenity Labs.
You won’t replace generational poverty with jobs, especially not wage-earning jobs. You can only replace generational poverty with generational wealth. That’s why every single member of our team owns a piece of this business.
— Pete Kadens, Azenity Labs Founder
All Azenity team members are equity shareholders with a seat at the table.
Everyone can be an entrepreneur. We depend on that level of passion, energy and fresh ideas to stay at the top of our class. It’s also why all of our equity owners get trained on every element of running this business and making it better every day.
You’re seen at Azenity Labs. You’re heard. You have a seat at the table. All members of our team feel and understand their impact on the company and our customers.
Get in touch today to see what it takes to become a Germ Genius.