Toft Group Completes Chief Executive Officer Search for OmniSeq, in Buffalo, NY

SAN DIEGO, CA, April 6, 2016 — Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Mark Gardner as Chief Executive Officer at OmniSeq. Mr. Gardner brings more than 30 years of senior management experience to OmniSeq. He is a proven business leader who has worked for globally renowned organizations and is well respected in the life science industry for his successful endeavors in both early stage and well-established businesses in the next-generation sequencing space. He was most recently Vice President and General Manager for Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Next Generation Clinical Sequencing business, where he oversaw sales, product management, marketing and research and development.

Robin Toft, President and CEO of Toft Group said: “We are thrilled to have worked with the senior leadership of OmniSeq to select Mr. Gardner as CEO, and congratulate him on his new role. We have every confidence that he will make an exceptional contribution to the company’s continued growth and success.”

Prior to this role, Mr. Gardner held senior management positions at McKinsey and Company, GE Medical Systems, Invitrogen and Life Technologies. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy with distinction. He also holds a master’s degree in national security studies from Georgetown University and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. By adding Mr. Gardner to the executive team and Board of Directors, OmniSeq will leverage his substantial management experience and expertise in oncology-based genomics.

About Toft Group Executive Search

Toft Group Executive Search is “Changing the Future of Medicine, One Relationship at a Time” and we take pride in the fact that our work helps our clients accelerate getting novel products to market. We are a global retained executive search firm that is 100% dedicated to life sciences & healthcare industries. Our customers include biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, digital health, and diagnostic companies. With offices in San Francisco, San Diego, and Boston, we assist a wide range of local, national and international companies – from venture backed start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations.

Robin Toft
President & CEO

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