Melody Harris serves as SomaLogic President and Chief Operating Officer. She oversees product management, commercialization branding and marketing, commercial sales, IT, data protection and information security, legal, regulatory and quality, and human resources. She previously served as SomaLogic Chief Legal Officer from April 2018 through March 2019.
Prior to SomaLogic, Ms. Harris was Vice President and Chief Counsel of Qualcomm Life, a digital health subsidiary of Qualcomm, where she led global and strategic deals with companies such as Novartis, Philips, Abbvie, United Healthcare, Walgreens and WebMD. She also served as a key leader in the diligence, negotiation and integration efforts around Qualcomm Life’s mergers and acquisitions strategy.
Ms. Harris joined Qualcomm Life with the acquisition of HealthyCircles (a technology spin-out from Microsoft HealthVault), where she served as general counsel. At HealthyCircles, she led deals with numerous entities across the healthcare spectrum including Merck, Telus Health Solutions, Surescripts, CVS and the American Heart Association. In addition to her legal and regulatory duties, she worked closely with product management and advised on early-stage product related to data and privacy by design. She led HealthyCircles’ successful exit transaction to Qualcomm Life. Prior to HealthyCircles, Ms. Harris held a variety of executive leadership roles, including president of an international consumer-focused brand management firm, and executive vice president and general counsel 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.