David J. Daly

Chief Executive Officer

Dave brings to Thrive more than 25 years of diagnostics expertise in significant executive leadership roles in both startup and large-scale organizations. Prior to Thrive, he served as senior vice president and general manager of commercial operation for the Americas region at Illumina. There, Dave was responsible for all regional commercial functions, including sales, sales support, marketing, field service, technical support and field applications.


Dave holds a B.A. in economics from the University of California, Irvine and an M.A. in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Prior to joining Illumina, Dave was the chief commercial officer of Foundation Medicine, a company dedicated to transforming cancer care by identifying molecular alterations in each patient’s unique cancer and matching them with potential targeted therapies and immunotherapies. There, he led all commercial functions globally, including sales, marketing, client services, payer relations and medical affairs.

Before that, Dave lead the oncology business unit at Life Technologies, responsible for the establishment of a clinical oncology strategy, centered on a central lab services model providing support to both research and clinical customers. After Thermo Fisher acquired Life Technologies, he transitioned to Thermo’s anatomic pathology division, where he oversaw all commercial operations globally.

Previously, as the chief commercial officer at Clarient, Dave oversaw all commercial operations, including sales, marketing and client services. Over a five-year period, Clarient’s commercial team grew from start-up to $100M in revenue, culminating in the acquisition of the company by GE Healthcare in 2010.

Prior to Clarient, Dave was marketing manager at Roche Diagnostics, where he was responsible for the identification, establishment, and build-out of Molecular Centers of Excellence throughout the Western United States. Dave began his clinical diagnostics career with Abbott Laboratories for 10 years, where he held variety of roles, including sales, marketing, and sales leadership functions.

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