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Guardant Health: Musa Tariq

Guardant Health has appointed Musa Tariq to its board of directors, effective March 6. Tariq is currently the chief marketing officer for GoFundMe. Prior to that, he was global head of marketing for Airbnb Experiences, and before that he was chief brand officer at Ford Motor Company. He has also held marketing leadership roles at Apple, Nike, and Burberry. Tariq currently serves as an advisor to MasterClass, The British Fashion Council, Felix Capital, and several other starts ups. He holds a BS in geography and economics from the London School of Economics.

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