President and CEO
Chris Linthwaite has been Chief Executive Officer of Fluidigm since October 2016.
Linthwaite has significant leadership experience across a broad range of life science businesses, including genomics tools, bioprocessing, forensics, agbio, and animal health testing. Prior to joining Fluidigm, Linthwaite served as President of the Genetic Sciences Division at Life Technologies, which was acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2014. Linthwaite has extensive experience building successful franchises in both life science research markets and a range of regulated environments. He has spearheaded numerous acquisitions and transformed business performance to drive growth.
Earlier in his career, he was in management consulting at two firms that are now part of PwC, and he co-founded a biomedical organization focused on early-stage technology commercialization. He served on the board of directors of pediatric genetic testing company Claritas Genomics.
As an armor officer in the American military, Linthwaite was stationed in Europe and served with distinction as part of the NATO-led Implementation Force conducting peacekeeping operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
He earned an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia as well as a BA in foreign affairs from UVA. Linthwaite served as a White House intern in the Office of Public Liaison and competed at the varsity level with the UVA wrestling team.
Chief Financial Officer
Vikram Jog has served as Chief Financial Officer since February 2008. From April 2005 to February 2008, he was Chief Financial Officer for XDx, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company. From March 2003 to April 2005, he was a Vice President of Applera Corporation and Vice President of Finance for its related businesses, Celera Genomics and Celera Diagnostics. From April 2001 to March 2003, he was Vice President of Finance for Celera Diagnostics and Corporate Controller of Applera Corporation. Jog holds a bachelor of commerce degree from Delhi University and an MBA from Temple University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Nick Khadder joined Fluidigm in June 2016 as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to that he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Amyris, Inc., a Bay Area biotechnology company. Before joining Amyris, he served in senior counsel roles at LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. and Protiviti Inc. from 2005 to 2010, and as a corporate attorney at Fenwick & West LLP from 1998 to 2005. Khadder received a BA from UC Berkeley and a JD from the UC Berkeley School of Law.
Steven C. McPhail
Chief Commercial Officer
Steven C. McPhail has served as Chief Commercial Officer since January 2017, after serving as General Manager, Production Genomics from May 2015 to December 2016. From February 2003 to August 2012, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Expression Analysis, Inc., a genomic services company that was acquired by Quintiles Transnational Corporation in August 2012, where he was President of the post-acquisition operation until March 2015. Prior to Expression Analysis, Inc., he held various staff and management positions at companies in the diagnostic, biotechnology, and medical device markets, including ArgoMed Inc., Xanthon, Inc., TriPath Imaging Inc., Dynex Technologies, Inc., and Abbott Laboratories. McPhail received a BS in biology from San Diego State University.