Tim has served as President & CEO of Swift Biosciences since August 2015. He has 20 years of genomics experience, holding both R&D
and commercial positions, as well as 60+ peer-reviewed publications that include more than 50 in the next-generation sequencing market.
Prior to Swift Biosciences, Tim was responsible for new market development for Life Technologies on both their SOLiD™ and Ion
Torrent™ next-generation sequencing platforms. As previous Director of Marketing at Roche, he was responsible for developing
the market for the first next-generation sequencing platforms: 454 Life Sciences’ GS20 and GS FLX, Titanium, and Junior. During his
free time, Tim is an avid skier and can often be found on the slopes at Grand Targhee, WY.
Haley Fiske — Chief Commercial Officer
Haley joined Swift in January 2016. He has 25+ years of industry experience steering commercial teams at market-leading companies, and
has developed reagent businesses in both Sanger sequencing and next-generation sequencing markets. For the past five years, Haley has managed
marketing and sequencing application-specific sales teams for Illumina, helping to drive growth rates greater than 25% with sales over
$1B/year. He has held business roles at Applied Biosystems, Molecular Dynamics, Amersham-Pharmacia Biotech, and PerkinElmer. Haley is a
retired semi-pro big wave surfer and can often be found in the waves near his home in Pacifica, CA.
Vladimir Makarov, PhD — Chief Scientific Officer
Vladimir co-founded Swift Biosciences in 2010 with a strong track record of developing novel research and diagnostic methods and tools.
His experience spans more than 30 years in cutting edge molecular biology and life science research, with broad expertise in different
fields of science including physics, molecular biology, genomics, and molecular diagnostics. Vladimir has authored more than 30 issued
and pending patents and 60 scientific publications. He has co-founded two biotech start-ups, leading to development and commercialization
of more than 10 different products in the research tools and diagnostics space. Vladimir received his PhD in Physics and Mathematics from
St. Petersburg University (Russia) and has held senior scientist positions at both the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and the Institute
of Molecular Biology (Moscow).
Eric Halverson — Vice President, Finance
Eric joined Swift in April 2013 after serving as a consultant to the company for two years. He has 15+ years of early stage operations
experience, including over 10 years in the life science industry. Prior to joining Swift, Eric was Director of Finance at Atterocor where
he was responsible for establishing the financial operations of the company from inception through seed and Series A ($16M) fund raising.
Prior to Atterocor, Eric was Managing Director of Diag Ventures, a consultancy focused on financial and operational development of early
stage companies. He earned an MBA with a concentration in Finance and Corporate Strategy from the University of Michigan’s Ross School
of Business, a BA from the University of Michigan, and is a licensed CPA in the state of California.