Tech Strikes: Adaptive Biotechnologies hires new CFO from J.P. Morgan Chase amid layoffs

Tycho Peterson, Adaptive’s new CFO. (J.P. Morgan Chase Image)

Adaptive Biotechnologies has a model new CFO. Tycho Peterson comes from J.P. Morgan Chase, the place he most simply these days served in its healthcare group as managing director, life science devices and diagnostics.

The announcement comes a day after Adaptive laid off 12% of its workforce, or about 100 people. The sooner CFO, Chad Cohen, stepped down in February after seven years with the company; he was beforehand CFO of Zillow Group.

Adaptive sells kits to detect COVID-19, “minimal residual sickness” for blood cancers, and it companions with vaccine makers and totally different biopharma companies. It is current course of a reorganization to focus on two enterprise fashions: minimal residual sickness and immune medication, talked about CEO Chad Robins in a message to employees Tuesday asserting the layoffs.

Bob Smart has left Amazon, the place he led the Kubernetes and Open Provide Office as primary supervisor. He is now govt vice chairman, primary supervisor at Salesforce, the place he runs their product sales platform Hyperforce.

The digital consulting company West Monroe has a model new companion, Rob Rogers, who will lead the healthcare and life sciences observe in its Seattle office. He has beforehand served in numerous IT, healthcare, and financial corporations consulting roles.

Amy Palcic is now head of media relations for U.S. Sports activities actions at Amazon Prime. She was beforehand VP of communications for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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