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DNAnexus: Jeff Margolis

DNAnexus has appointed Jeff Margolis to its board of directors. Margolis is currently a senior advisor for Blackstone. Margolis most recently served as chairman and CEO at Welltok, where he led the company from a pre-revenue startup to a leading enterprise consumer activation company. Before joining Welltok, he founded and spent 14 years as CEO and chairman of TriZetto Corporation, the first vertical SaaS enterprise software company. Margolis currently serves as chairman at NextGen Healthcare, vice chairman at TriNetX, and as a board member at Alignment Healthcare, Hydrogen Health, and Grin.

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