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Element Biosciences: Brian Stolz, Diana King, Jordan Neysmith

Element Biosciences has added several new members to its leadership team. Brian Stolz has joined the DNA sequencing firm as chief people officer, Diana King as VP of customer service, and Jordan Neysmith as VP of engineering.

Stolz comes to Element from BridgeBio, where he was chief operating officer. Prior to that, he was chief people officer at Activision Blizzard, and before that, he held executive roles at Bausch Health and McKinsey. He has a BS in finance from Georgetown University and an MBA from Harvard University.

King was previously chief business development officer at medical imaging firm Multi. Before that, she held service and support leadership roles at Agfa Radiology Solutions, Prime Healthcare, and GE Healthcare. She holds a BS in computer engineering and an MBA from Texas A&M University.

Neysmith joins Element from Bruker Nano Surfaces, where he was senior director of development and engineering. Before that, he held engineering leadership positions at Carl Zeiss Meditec, Earlens, and Second Sight Medical Products. He holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Yale University and an MS in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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