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Matt Posard
Senior Vice President & General Manager, New and Emerging Market Opportunities

Matt Posard joined Illumina in 2006 and leads the company's New and Emerging Market Opportunities business responsible for identifying, catalyzing and developing new markets and solutions.  He previously led Illumina’s Translational and Consumer Genomics business as well as Global Marketing and Global Sales.

Prior to joining Illumina, Posard held various positions in strategic and product marketing at Gen-Probe, Inc., helping the company attain leading market positions in DNA probe-based infectious disease diagnostics and blood banking. Previously, he oversaw global marketing at Biosite, Inc., where he was instrumental in the successful introduction of the company's BNP congestive heart failure biomarker and its BNP co-marketing collaboration with Beckman Coulter.

Posard holds a B.A. degree in Quantitative Economics and Decision Science from the University of California, San Diego.