– Philibert will focus on cultivating a culture of innovation and excellence for 10x Genomics employees worldwide. –
10x Genomics, a company focused on accelerating genomic discovery, announced that Jean Philibert has joined the company as Chief People Officer. She brings almost 20 years experience in leading human resources for companies in software and high-tech industrial sectors.
“Our goal at 10x is to build an extraordinary company. I am thrilled to have Jean on our team to help us build something truly special,” said Serge Saxonov, co-founder of the company and CEO. “The company has grown rapidly and has come far in a short amount of time, but we are just getting started. We see tremendous opportunities ahead. Our people are key to our success, now and in the future.”
“With my background developing corporate culture for high-tech companies in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, I see 10x Genomics as a distinguished company innovating at the intersection of engineering, genomics, and data science,” added Philibert. “I am impressed and motivated by their potential to fuel scientific discoveries that provide a better understanding of human health and disease. To me this is what sets 10x Genomics apart, and I think the potential for making a human impact is what will help us attract amazing high-tech talent to join the company.”
As Chief People Officer, Philibert will be responsible for fostering an energetic, rich and diverse company culture for 10x employees around the world as well as overseeing global recruitment activities for continuous growth. Philibert will leverage her proven experience in guiding high-tech talent acquisition, organizational development and employee relations, at both small, rapidly growing ventures and mature, established companies, towards these goals.
Before joining 10x Genomics, Philibert served as SVP of Human Resources at Analog Devices, a multinational company specializing in semiconductor manufacturing and technology, and as Chief People Officer at KIXEYE, a global gaming company. Philibert earned her M.S. in Industrial Relations and Human Resources from Loyola University and a B.A. from the University of Iowa.