Illumina (Nasdaq:ILMN) announced today that it appointed Carissa Rollins as its new chief information officer.
A 30-year veteran of business technology transformation and digital and consumerization strategy, Rollins joins San Diego-based Illumina having most recently served as chief information officer (CIO) at UnitedHealthcare. Her appointment was made effective today.
Rollins’ responsibilities at UnitedHealthcare included strategy and technology investments supporting commercial, Medicare and retirement and government programs technology business portfolios. Prior to UnitedHealthcare, Rollins held leadership positions at Gander Mountain, Kohl’s, Manpower Global and Miller-Coors.
“I look forward to joining the Illumina team and building upon the high-performance teams, ensuring that key stakeholders have a continuously improved experience with IT services and support,” Rollins said in a news release. “For me, by focusing on our talent, the technology innovation will continue to create space to unlock the power of the genome.”
Rollins will report to Illumina CEO Francis deSouza.
“We are delighted to have Carissa join the leadership team at Illumina,” deSouza said. “Carissa has an excellent track record of leveraging IT innovation at scale to deliver great customer and employee experiences. We’re looking forward to working together to accelerate toward a future of personalized medicine for patients around the world.”