About Susan Tousi
Susan Tousi is Chief Commercial Officer at Illumina, where she leads global sales, commercial operations, and commercial strategy and enablement. Susan combines her extensive general management leadership and deep technical knowledge of Illumina’s product portfolio to ensure the global commercial success of the organization. She is committed to empowering Illumina customers with innovations to further unlock the power of the genome.
Susan has been with Illumina since 2012, and previously lead the product development organization as Chief Product Officer. During that time, she was responsible for global engineering, consumables, sequencing applications, IVD, software and informatics development efforts: During this time, she oversaw the most impactful decade of product launches including: HiSeq X, NovaSeq, MiSeq Dx, NextSeq 550Dx/1000/2000, iSeq, VeriSeq NIPT, TSO500, COVIDSeq, DRAGENTM, and Illumina Connected Analytics. Additionally, she led the acquisition of Edico Genomics, BlueBee, and Enancio, combined with Illumina’s existing software solutions, these new capabilities enable scalable, seamless, end-to-end software solutions that drive the utilization of genomic data and accelerate the adoption of genomic data in clinical care.
Susan has more than 25 years of R&D and business leadership at Fortune 100 technology companies and within the life sciences industry. Formerly, she was Corporate Vice President and General Manager for Eastman Kodak’s Consumer Inkjet Systems organization. Prior to joining Kodak, Susan was an R&D program manager for Phogenix Imaging LLC, a joint venture start-up of Hewlett-Packard and Kodak. She previously spent 10 years with Hewlett-Packard in technical and management roles. Along with many academic honors, she has received numerous awards in both business and technology. In 2018, Susan was elected to the National Academy of Engineers. Susan was named one of the 50 Top Diverse Leaders for 2020 by the California Diversity Council and is a member of the International Women’s Forum, a global organization of preeminent women of significant and diverse achievement.
Susan serves as an executive trustee at the world renowned La Jolla Playhouse and on the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering Dean’s Council of Advisors.