Michele Merritt

Skilled Sales Leader with expertise in healthcare systems, molecular diagnostics, lab services, and biotechnology

ADVISOR BIOGRAPHY

Michele Merritt is an accomplished Senior Executive and Sales Leader with more than 25 years of success across the biotechnology industry. Leveraging extensive experience in product launch, reimbursement, and health system integration, she is a valuable advisor for an organization looking to develop teams and team alignment, launching of a new product, or building a strong and effective sales team. Her broad areas of expertise include molecular diagnostics, laboratory services, oncology, preventative medicine, and cancer screening technologies.

Throughout her executive career, Michele has held leadership positions with Quantgene, Ambry Genetics, Exact Sciences, and Genomic Health, Inc.

2019 - Present

Vice President, Commercial Development - Quantgene

Quantgene

  • Providing strategic commercialization planning for early cancer detection testing in blood
  • Developing multiple oncology products
  • Working closely with CEO on Series B fundraising

2018 - 2019

National Sales Manager, Cardio/Neuro Genetics - Ambry Genetics

Ambry Genetics

  • Member of the nationwide team that worked in the hereditary Cardio/Neuro genetic space
  • Developed and coordinated strategic alliances with pharmaceutical corporations
  • Reported to Vice President of Sales, worked on the strategic objectives and sold on national accounts while responsible for a nationwide team of nine

2014 - 2018

National Account Manager - Exact Sciences

Exact Sciences

  • Managed and hired two separate teams as area manager before transitioning into national account management
  • Responsible for expanding patient access to Cologuard, a colorectal cancer screening test
  • Formed and nurtured partnerships within healthcare organizations, IDN's, large medical groups, IPA's, and laboratory accounts

2004 - 2012

Regional Sales Director - Genomic Health, Inc.

Genomic Health, Inc.

  • Managed teams, worked with academic communities, and assisted with the organization's IPO
  • Worked closely and developed key relationships with influential thought leaders
  • Integral member of the initial 10 person commercial launch team for Oncotype DX Breast Cancer Assay

I’m Available To Advise On The Following Subjects

Genomics

Leadership

Oncology

Sales Management

Developing and Managing Relationships

Professional Recruitment and Development

Sales Coaching and Mentoring

Product Knowledge and Patient Access