Wendy Benson

Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine

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Wendy Benson

Wendy Benson is a business strategy and technology executive specializing in unlocking the power of partnership to create shared, exponential value. She serves as the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine where she has been since 2016. Her career extends across large multinational industry leaders such as Johnson & Johnson, Roche Diagnostics, Illumina and Thermo Fisher Scientific, where she served in a variety of executive roles overseeing strategic planning, product marketing, clinical market development and business development.
Wendy has extensive experience working with start-up and mid-sized companies in the emerging molecular diagnostic field. She is a passionate leader and champion for patients and is at the forefront of bringing innovative diagnostic products and solutions to market to serve pediatric rare disease patients. Her focus is centered on increasing disease detection and forging a path to enable the development of rare treatments and therapeutics. Her expertise and strategic vision continue to propel the field of precision medicine forward.

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