Organization strategy

Dotmatics strengthens its leadership team as it continues to invest in the organization’s capabilities and accelerate its growth

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dotmatics, the leader in scientific R&D software that connects science, data and decision-making, today announced the arrival of Larry Samuelson as Chief Legal Officer and Neil Frye as Chief Human Resources Officer. The appointments further strengthen the company’s leadership team as the company expands the reach of its search and data solutions globally.

Dotmatics helps scientists accelerate discoveries that make the world a healthier, cleaner and safer place to live. The Dotmatics platform and applications are now used by more than two million scientists in 180 countries, including customers from the world’s leading biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, chemicals and materials organizations and academic institutions.

Larry Samuelson joins the firm with more than 20 years of legal experience advising and leading companies and their boards through strategic transformations, including equity and debt financing, acquisitions, high revenue growth, regulatory changes and international expansion. Prior to Dotmatics, he served from June 2013 to April 2022 as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Cvent, an event technology SaaS company, where he took the company public twice and company to grow from around $100 million to over $550 million in revenue. Mr. Samuelson holds a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University, a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University and a Juris Doctorate from Boston University.

Neil Frye was previously Director of Human Resources for Alto Pharmacy, a health technology startup focused on pharmacy execution and the provider space. Alto grew from 250 to over 1500 employees and achieved 5x growth in ARR during his tenure. Prior to Alto, he spent more than four years leading global recruiting and HR operations/technology at Dropbox, where he helped the company go through its IPO, surpass $1 billion in ARR, and grow from 700 to 3,000 employees in 18 countries, growing its recruitment teams for engineering/product, leadership, recruiting operations and talent branding. Previous experience also includes leadership positions at Google and Accenture.


“We are adding Larry and Neil at an important time in the growth of our business,” said Thomas Swalla, CEO of Dotmatics. Their vast experience in the relevant industries makes them the right fit and both will be essential as we continue our plans for aggressive growth and scaling of the business.

“Larry and Neil have an incredibly successful track record of building and supporting high-growth software companies,” said Mike McKee, president of Dotmatics. “But the addition of these two leaders will also benefit our employees and customers, as our team helps scientists use technology and data to discover and innovate.”

“I was immediately drawn to Dotmatics’ mission to partner with its customers to change the world for the better,” Samuelson said. “We’re giving scientists a software they love and a data management platform that together helps them find solutions to the problems of our world – from COVID to cancer to climate issues.”

“I searched for a company, product and leadership team that aligned with my values ​​and enhanced the human experience. That brought me to Dotmatics,” Frye said. “What makes it better is the opportunity I have to interact with such a passionate group of employees who share this perspective. I look forward to helping shape our culture, designing great experiences for employees/candidates and achieve our goals through human resource management programs.”

About Dotmatics

Dotmatics is a leader in scientific R&D software connecting science, data and decision making. Its enterprise R&D platform and science-preferred applications drive efficiency and accelerate innovation. Over 2 million scientists and 10,000 customers trust Dotmatics to help them create a healthier, cleaner and safer world. Dotmatics is a global team of over 800 employees dedicated to supporting customers in over 180 countries. The company’s main office is in Boston, with 14 offices and R&D teams located around the world.

Dotmatics is backed by Insight Partners, a leading global venture capital and private equity firm that invests in high-growth technology and software companies. Learn more about Dotmatics, its platform and applications including GraphPad Prism, Geneious, SnapGene, Protein Metrics and LabArchives at