President and Chief Technology Officer
Scott Sorensen joins the leadership team as President and Chief Technology Officer, reporting to J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO. A leader in the integration of genomics and technology, he brings 25 years of expertise in software products and services.
Sorensen joins HLI from Ancestry, a leader in family history and consumer genomics products and services. He held a variety of positions during his 16-year career at Ancestry starting as Director of Engineering and culminating as CTO. He was integral in developing the strategy and vision to transform the family history business into a genomics business. He directed the development of scalable, reliable technology platforms and architecture – and created processes for engineers and scientists to collaborate and deliver solutions to clients effectively. He also helped prepare the technology organization for IPO and PE transactions.
He brings his rare skill set to HLI at a time when the company plans to expand its Health Nucleus program to locations across the country and around the world and enhance this product with more digital, consumer friendly interfaces. HLI also continues to expand its database of whole genome, phenotype and clinical data, analyzed by its esteemed group of bioinformatic scientists to generate discoveries to improve individual and population health and our understanding of the genome.
Prior to his career at Ancestry, Sorensen founded a software based company that he successfully led and sold.