Executive Staff

Edward A. Steele

Edward A. Steele

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Edward Steele is the founding partner of EAS Consulting Group, LLC. He serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer where he provides overall policy direction for the company. He formed EAS as an independent company through acquisition in 2006. Mr. Steele had a distinguished 30-year career at FDA, beginning as a chemist in the […]

Dean Cirotta

Dean Cirotta

President and Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Dean Cirotta is the President and Chief Operating Officer for EAS Consulting Group where he is responsible for the day to day management of the technical aspects of the company with responsibility for client relations and personnel management. Mr. Cirotta is a highly accomplished Executive with 29 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and dietary […]

Bryan Coleman

Bryan J. Coleman

Senior Director Pharmaceutical & Device Consulting Services

Bryan Coleman has 24 years of experience in FDA Investigations, OTC pharmaceuticals and tobacco quality and compliance, including various management roles with responsibility for regulatory compliance, quality assurance and multi-site audits and FDA inspections management. Immediately prior to joining EAS, he was Senior Manager of Quality Programs and Projects at Altria Client Services in Richmond, […]

Tara Lin Couch Ph.D.

Tara Lin Couch, Ph.D.

Senior Director of Dietary Supplement and Tobacco Services

Dr. Tara Lin Couch is a Ph.D. Analytical / Organic Chemist with exceptional analytical abilities and over 25 years of diverse laboratory and regulatory experience in academic, field, contract, and manufacturing environments. She is a sought-after expert on issues pertaining to Quality Control in pharmaceutical, dietary supplement and tobacco manufacturing facilities including the establishment of […]

Cathryn Sacra

Cathryn Sacra

Director for Labeling and Cosmetic Consulting Services

Cathryn Sacra has served in multiple roles since joining EAS in 2008. She provides clients with service and support, from initial project inquiries through project completion as well as manages the food, dietary supplement, and cosmetics labeling teams.

Allen Sayler

Allen Sayler

Senior Director of Food Consulting Services

Allen Sayler is the Senior Director for Food Consulting Services at EAS. Mr. Sayler had been an independent consultant for EAS since 2012 and promoted in 2017. His expertise in the areas of food processing, particularly in the area of dairy processing, infant formula, bakery products, food additives, botanical products and food packaging as well […]

Brett Steele

Brett Steele

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Brett Steele has played a key role in financial management at EAS since the company’s inception in 2006. A partner in the firm, Mr. Steele is currently the Chief Financial Officer at EAS. Prior to joining EAS full time in 2012, he had served for 14 years as a partner and vice president of RailSolutions, […]