Operating Partner, Ampersand Capital Partners
Dr. Witney most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Affymetrix, Inc. (now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific), which specialized in microarray technology and cellular analysis. Previously, Dr. Witney was President and Chief Executive Officer of Dionex Corp., a market-leading ion and high-performance liquid chromatography company. Prior to that, Dr. Witney first joined Affymetrix when it acquired Panomics Inc., a quantitative biology company, which he led as President and Chief Executive Officer. He previously held the role of President of PerkinElmer’s drug discovery tools division following the acquisition of Packard BioScience in 2001, where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Witney also held several positions at Bio-Rad Laboratories, leading that company’s efforts to enter the genomics and proteomic technologies market. Dr. Witney is currently serving on the boards of PerkinElmer Inc. and Cerus Corp, as well as other private boards. Dr. Withey received a PhD in molecular and cellular biology from Indiana University.