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Marc Stapley
Chief Executive Officer

Marc Stapley became Chief Executive Officer of Veracyte on June 1, 2021, and also serves on the company’s board of directors.

Mr. Stapley has deep experience in the genomic diagnostics industry, including significant expertise building and leading complex global operations. Prior to joining Veracyte, he was Chairman and CEO of Helix, a leading population genomics company, from April 2019 to May 2021. Under Mr. Stapley’s leadership, Helix built one of the largest COVID-19 testing labs in the United States and became a national leader in viral surveillance.

Prior to Helix, Mr. Stapley served in key executive leadership positions at Illumina, the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies, serving customers in the research, clinical and applied markets. While at Illumina, he served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, and Executive Vice President over the course of seven years, where he led many functions including G&A, corporate strategy, business development, population genomics and government affairs. 

Before joining Illumina, Mr. Stapley was Senior Vice President, Finance at Pfizer Inc. and was responsible for global financial processes and systems, leading integration efforts for key acquisitions and providing oversight to the company’s largest technology investment program. Prior to that he served in a variety of senior finance roles at Alcatel-Lucent, Cadence Design Systems, Inc., and Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC).

Mr. Stapley holds a B.Sc. (Honors) in Mathematics from The University of Reading (England) and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is a member of the board of directors of Helix, Glaukos (GKOS), and Premier Food Concepts.