Melody Harris appointed president of SomaLogic

Wednesday April 24, 2019 0 comments Tags: Boulder, SomaLogic, Roy Smythe, Melody Harris

BOULDER -- SomaLogic CEO Roy Smythe announced Melody Harris has been appointed president of the company.SomaLogic_logoUSE

Harris joined SomaLogic in April 2018 as chief legal officer from Qualcomm Life, a digital health subsidiary of Qualcomm, where she led global and strategic deals with companies such as Novartis, Philips, Abbvie, United Healthcare, Walgreens, and WebMD as VP and chief counsel.

She also served as a key leader in the diligence, negotiation, and integration efforts around Qualcomm Life’s digital health mergers and acquisitions strategy.

“We are grateful to Melody for taking on these significant responsibilities at this time of commercializing our technology,” said Smythe.

“We need to bring her deep experience in healthcare technology and data-centric business models to bear on all parts of our growing business.”

In her new role, Harris will oversee product management, commercialization branding and marketing, sales and collaborative partnerships, IT, data protection and information security, legal, regulatory and quality, and human resources.

“This past year at SomaLogic has given me an even deeper belief in the potential SomaLogic has to democratize healthcare and make patient-centered precision medicine a reality,” said Harris.

“I am humbled by the opportunity to be a part of SomaLogic’s impressive journey toward that reality.”

Harris initially joined Qualcomm Life with the acquisition of HealthyCircles (a technology spin-out from Microsoft HealthVault), where she served as general counsel. At HealthyCircles, Harris led deals with numerous healthcare entities including Merck, Telus Health Solutions, Surescripts, CVS, and the American Heart Association.

In addition to her legal and regulatory duties, Harris worked closely with product management and advised on early-stage development related to data and privacy by design.

Prior to HealthyCircles, Harris held a variety of executive leadership roles, including president of an international consumer-focused brand management firm, and executive VP and general counsel of an international software development and consulting firm in the broadcasting space.

Harris received her J.D., cum laude, from the Harvard Law School and her B.A., cum laude, in political science from the University of Denver.