Enterprise technology veteran brings more than two decades of product development and software engineering expertise to pioneering DNA data platform company
DNAnexus Appoints Ken Kershner as Vice President of Engineering
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DNAnexus, Inc., a pioneer in cloud-based DNA data management and analysis solutions, today announced the expansion of its senior leadership team with the appointment of Ken Kershner as Vice President of Engineering. Kershner, who has built software engineering teams at start-ups and large companies including Silicon Graphics and TiVo, will be responsible for leading the DNAnexus development and product quality teams and will oversee the architecture and technology powering the company’s innovative cloud service for DNA data analysis and management.
“This is an exciting time of growth at DNAnexus and we are very pleased to welcome Ken to the team,” said Richard Daly, CEO of DNAnexus. “Ken brings to this role top-tier technical expertise and a track record of success in building and scaling entrepreneurial engineering and product development teams into top-notch innovation organizations. His leadership will be essential as we expand the functional scale of the DNAnexus platform and continue to deliver on our steadfast commitment to quality, data security and a world-class user experience.”
Kershner joins DNAnexus from MobileIron, where he was Vice President of Engineering and Operations. In this role, he scaled the engineering and operations teams from 65 to 130 in 15 months and delivered more than 30 releases across six products focused on security and software management for mobile apps, documents and devices. Kershner has also held senior engineering positions at Dash Navigation, TiVo, TenTV, Silicon Graphics and Hewlett Packard. Kershner received his MBA in the management of technology innovation from the Sloan School of Management at MIT and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in electrical engineering from Duke University.
“This is a very exciting time of innovation in the platform and data analysis technologies that are enabling translational research and healthcare-focused enterprises to unlock the value of genomic information for clinical decision making,” said Kershner. “As the first commercial provider of cloud-based infrastructures for genomics, DNAnexus is at the forefront of this innovation and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to help R&D organizations of all sizes keep pace with the rapid advances happening in DNA-based discovery.”
The DNAnexus platform is a configurable API-based infrastructure that enables genomic R&D enterprises to easily expand their data analysis and storage infrastructure needs into the cloud and transform large capital expenditures into transparent operating expenses. Using DNAnexus, labs of any size can build and run their data analysis apps and workflows from anywhere in the world and work securely with research and clinical collaborators.
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DNAnexus is powering the genomics revolution. The company’s mission is to unlock the potential of DNA-based medicine and biotechnology with a scalable and collaborative data technology platform. The DNAnexus cloud-based platform is an instant online genomics data center that provides secure and efficient management, storage, and analysis of DNA data. For more information please visit .