Mr. Flatley led Illumina (Nasdaq: ILMN) as CEO from 1999 until 2016, as Executive Chairman through 2019 and served as Chairman of the Board until March 2021. During his tenure as CEO, he took the company from $1.3 million in sales in 2000 to $2.2 billion in 2015, representing a compound annual growth rate of 64 percent. Prior to joining Illumina, Mr. Flatley was co-founder, President, CEO, and a director of Molecular Dynamics, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed life sciences Company focused on genetic discovery and analysis, from 1994 until its sale to Amersham Pharmacia Biotech Inc. in 1998. He served in various other positions of increasing responsibility with Molecular Dynamics from 1987 to 1994. From 1985 to 1987, Mr. Flatley was Vice President of Engineering and Vice President of Strategic Planning at Plexus Computers, a UNIX computer Company. Mr. Flatley also serves as Chairman of Zymergen (Nasdaq: ZY), Chairman of Iridia, Inc. (privately held) and a director of Coherent, Inc. (Nasdaq: COHR); Denali Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNLI); and Helix Holdings I, LLC. He is also on the Board of Trustees at the Salk Institute, and is Chair of Wellcome Leap, a US-based non-profit organization founded by the Wellcome Trust to accelerate innovations that benefit global health. Mr. Flatley holds a BA in economics from Claremont McKenna College and a BS and MS in industrial engineering from Stanford University.