Jack Regan, Ph.D., LexaGene CEO, learned that to build a business it is essential to take the necessary time to build the right team at the beginning. “I tried my best to hire the right people to assist me in the early stages of my company—and with limited finances,” Regan said in an email exchange with FierceCEO. “I also incentivized top individuals to join my team and was willing to provide them with an equity stake that represented the value that new talent brought to the company.