Melody Harris joined SomaLogic in 2018 and serves as President and Chief Operating Officer. She oversees life sciences markets, healthcare markets, marketing and product, operations, technology, legal and human resources. Ms. Harris assists the CEO in day-to-day management of the company both internally and externally.
Prior to SomaLogic, Ms. Harris held executive positions in the healthcare space for Qualcomm Life (the healthcare division of Qualcomm) and HealthyCircles, a technology spin-out from Microsoft which she and team successfully sold to Qualcomm in 2013. At Qualcomm, Ms. Harris led corporate deals and M&A transactions and worked extensively across Qualcomm in leading the integration efforts of those acquisitions. Ms. Harris has led deals across the healthcare spectrum including with Merck, Telus Health Solutions, United Health Group, Novartis, Surescripts, CVS and the American Heart Association.
Prior to HealthyCircles, Ms. Harris held a variety of other executive leadership roles, including president of an international consumer-focused brand management firm, and executive vice president of an international software development and consulting firm in the broadcasting space.
Ms. Harris has served in multiple community and public roles including as a trustee of Metropolitan State University of Denver (gubernatorial appointment), director of the Stapleton Development Corporation (mayoral appointment), member of two Colorado gubernatorial transition committees, policy advisor to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and member of his transition team, and energy policy advisor and lead writer of the Bill Ritter for Governor campaign’s New Energy Economy white paper in 2006.
Ms. Harris holds a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Political Science from the University of Denver and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Harvard Law School.