IntegenX has brought together a management team of strategic leaders selected for extensive scientific and engineering experience, complemented by strong expertise in product commercialization for the life sciences.
Robert A. Schueren
Chief Executive Officer
Bob has nearly 30 years of commercial and operational experience, and holding leadership positions in life science and diagnostic companies for more than two decades. Most recently, he was Vice President and General Manager, Genomics for Agilent Technologies. Prior to joining Agilent in 2010, he was the Global Head of Clinical Biomarkers and Operations, and Deputy Global Head of Molecular Medicine Labs for Genentech, Inc., a company he joined in 2006. While at Genentech, Bob held increasingly responsible positions including Senior Director, Development Sciences and Director Companion Diagnostics. Prior to Genentech, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Arcturus Bioscience from 2003 to 2006. From 1997 to 2002, Bob held senior leadership positions with Accumetrics and previously held commercial positions with Biosite Diagnostics, Gen-Probe and Abbott Diagnostics. Bob holds a BS in Pharmacy from Temple University, and serves as a member of the board of directors for IntegenX.
David V. Smith
Chief Operating Officer
David V. Smith joined IntegenX in May 2012. He has over 30 years of financial and operational management experience, and has held leadership positions in the biotechnology industry for more than two decades. Prior to IntegenX, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Thoratec Corporation. Prior to joining Thoratec in 2006, Mr. Smith served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chiron Corporation, which he joined in 1999, and where he held a number of increasingly responsible positions including Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer and Controller, and Vice President of Finance. Mr. Smith served as the Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Anergen Incorporated from 1997 to 1999. From 1988 to 1997, Mr. Smith served in various financial management positions with Genentech, Inc., both in the United States and Europe. He previously held finance positions at Syntex Corporation and IBM Corporation.
Mr. Smith is currently chair of the Audit Committee and a Director of OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and was previously chair of the Audit Committee and a Director of Perlegen Sciences, Inc. He holds a B.A. in Economics and History from Willamette University and an M.B.A. specializing in finance from Golden Gate University.
Executive Vice President, Product Development
David joined IntegenX in March 2013. David has over 20 years experience in the diagnostics and life science tools industries. Previously, David was Vice President of Product Development at Affymetrix, where he led introduction of next-generation instrument platforms, genome and transcriptome analysis products. Prior to Affymetrix, David served as Vice President, R&D and Operations at Guava Technologies (acquired by EMD Millipore Corporation). At Guava, David commercialized research and clinical flow cytometry instrument platforms and applications and expansion of Guava’s international service and support organization. King holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and a B.Sc.(Hons) from University of New South Wales, Australia. In addition, King is an inventor on 31 granted US patents in areas including nucleic acid & protein detection, cellular analysis instrumentation and applications, point-of-care medical diagnostics, DNA microarrays, MEMS-based optical telecommunications and lasers & optics.
Jay Therrien, Ph.D.
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Jay has over 15 years of commercial success leading the complex sales of cutting-edge science and technology to global markets. While at RainDance Technologies as Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Jay accelerated customer adoption of droplet-based digital PCR systems. As Vice President, Commercial Operations, Sequencing, at Life Technologies, he lead the sales and support activities for capillary electrophoresis (CE) and next generation sequencing products. He held various sales leadership roles at Illumina, establishing the early commercial infrastructure throughout Asia Pacific and Japan. Jay holds a Ph.D. from University of Kansas and a B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and served in the United States Marine Corps.