Tristan Orpin holds the position of Chief Executive Officer at Cradle Genomics. He has 30 years of life science management experience across several companies including Illumina, where served as Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President of Clinical Genomics. He also held executive positions at Sequenom and Bio-Rad Laboratories.
Tristan received his BSc in genetics and biochemistry with honours from the University of Melbourne.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Dr Randy Armant
Dr. Randy Armant, a founder of Cradle Genomics, is Vice President of Research at the company and a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wayne State University. He received his PhD in developmental biology and biochemistry from Virginia Tech.
Dr. Armant has 35 years of experience in the field of reproductive biology, during which he was a principal investigator for NIH- and industry-sponsored research grants and an author of more than 120 peer-reviewed scientific publications. Patents for the technology used by Cradle Genomics list Dr. Armant as an inventor.
FOUNDER & VP OF RESEARCH
Richard Shippy, a founder of Cradle Genomics, is the Vice President of Commercial at the company and has 18 years of marketing experience in the biotechnology industry. Formerly he was the Senior Director of Strategic Product Marketing in Reproductive and Genetic Health at Illumina, with prior management positions in Clinical Market Development at Affymetrix and GE Healthcare.
Richard received his MSc in biochemistry from Northern Illinois University.
FOUNDER & VP OF COMMERCIAL
Dr Sascha Drewlo
Dr. Sascha Drewlo is a Founder and Vice President of Development at Cradle Genomics and has made significant contributions to reproductive biology over the course of his 15 years of experience. He was the recipient of the March of Dimes – Basil O’Connor Stater Scholar Research Award from 2014 to 2016 and the Gabor Than Award in 2016.
Dr. Drewlo received his PhD in molecular and cell biology from German Sport University Cologne and his MSc in microbiology and genetics from the University of Münster and has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications.
FOUNDER & VP OF DEVELOPMENT
Dr Leena Kadam
Dr. Leena Kadam is the Principal Research Scientist at Cradle Genomics. She is a trained reproductive and molecular biologist with expertise in placental development, pregnancy related complications,. and placental pathologies.
Dr. Kadam received her PhD in Reproductive Physiology from Wayne State University School of Medicine and her masters in Biotechnology from the University of Mumbai.
PRINCIPAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Jeff Eidel holds the position of Chief Operations Officer at Cradle Genomics. Prior to joining the company in July 2019, Jeff was the Head of Corporate & Business Development at Illumina, Inc. Jeff joined Illumina in 2006 and held various Finance, Commercial and Corporate & Business Development leadership roles within the company, as well as serving as the General Manager of Illumina’s Madison, Wisconsin site after Illumina's acquisition of Epicentre Biotechnologies. Prior to joining Illumina, Jeff worked at KPMG LLP, Corillian Corporation and Inovio Pharmaceuticals.
Jeff graduated from the University of Montana with degrees in Finance and Accounting.