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Eagle Genomics: David Bennett, Sandra Bläser

Eagle Genomics has made two additions to its management team. David Bennett has joined the Cambridge, UK-based firm as VP of commercial operations and Sandra Bläser as VP of customer success.

During his 40-year career, Bennett held positions at Unilever, Documentum, Veeva Systems, SeeBeyond, and Zinc Ahead.

Bläser has almost 25 years of experience, gained at companies including BT, Salesforce, and Veeva Systems.

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