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DNAnexus has hired Tim O’Brien to be VP of sales. In this role, he will be responsible for building and managing the DNAnexus enterprise sales organization and developing the company’s go-to-market sales strategy.

O’Brien joins DNAnexus from Oracle’s Health Sciences Global Business unit, where he led the company's Americas healthcare sales team. Prior to that, he held sales and sales management positions at IDBS, Infotrieve, and Life Technologies, and helped build commercial operations at InforMax.

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