Leadership Team

We build cross-functional teams made up of research scientists, hardware and software engineers, physicians and commercial experts. Our multidisciplinary teams have access to advanced research tools, large scale computing power and unique technical expertise.

Andy Conrad, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Formerly the chief scientific officer of LabCorp, Andy is a cell biologist with a doctorate from UCLA. He has always been passionate about early detection and prevention of disease. Andy co-founded the National Genetics Institute, which developed the first cost-effective test to screen for HIV in the blood supply.

Sheela Krothapalli

Head of People Operations

Sheela leads Verily's People Operations team providing strategic HR partnership to the business, and overseeing the recruiting function. The team ensures that Verily has the talent, operational support, and people programs to grow and execute. Prior to joining Verily as its first dedicated People Ops hire, Sheela spent over seven years working at Google. Sheela has a B.S. from Cornell University in Industrial and Labor Relations, and also studied International Relations and Law.

Jessica Mega, M.D., M.P.H.

Chief Medical Officer

Jessica leads Verily’s healthcare team, which informs and studies Verily’s products, creates health platforms, and translates them into systems that improve outcomes. She is a cardiologist who trained and practiced at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. As a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and a senior investigator with the TIMI Study Group, Jessica directed large, international clinical trials. She received her A.B. from Stanford University, M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine and M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Brian Otis, Ph.D.

Chief Technical Officer

Brian’s team focuses on end-to-end innovation ranging from integrated circuits to biocompatible materials to sensors. He joined Verily from the University of Washington Department of Engineering as founder of the smart contact lens project. He leads the company’s efforts across all hardware and device projects, including wearables, implanted devices and technology including Liftware. Previously, Brian held positions at the University of Washington Kelly Tremblay Brain and Behavior Laboratory, the UC-Berkeley Ralph Freeman Neuroscience Lab, Intel Corporation and Agilent Laboratories. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical engineering, in the field of low power integrated circuits for wireless sensors, from the University of California, Berkeley.

Tom Stanis

Head of Software

Tom leads all of Verily's software projects, including the development of machine learning algorithms for applications ranging from robotic-assisted surgery to diabetes management. Prior to joining Verily, he spent nine years working on core Google products and five years at Electronic Arts. Throughout his career, Tom's focus has been on improving the user experience, performance and scalability of systems through cross-functional collaboration. He received his B.S. from UW Madison.

Linus Upson

Head of Engineering

Linus Upson joined Google in 2005 and is a vice president at Verily. He leads Verily’s Debug Project and oversees engineering and user experience. Earlier he was responsible for overseeing Google’s browser products including Chrome and Chrome OS. Prior to Google, Linus was an engineer at NeXT and Netscape and co-founded two companies, AvantGo and Qurb. Linus is on an extended leave from his undergraduate studies in mathematics at Princeton University.

Claudia Walsh

General Counsel

Claudia leads the legal department and oversees general and administrative functions at Verily. She’s a deal lawyer that joined Google in 2007, where she supported the strategic partnerships organization across a variety of product areas. She took over leadership of the X legal team in 2014 and shifted fully to Verily in 2015. Prior to Google she practiced corporate law at Morrison & Foerster in Palo Alto. She received her B.A. from Stanford University and J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Carolyn Wang

Head of Communications

Before leading communications and marketing at Verily, Carolyn was President of Brewlife, a W2O Group agency. There she focused on strategic branding and communications consulting for emerging brands, predominantly in life sciences and healthcare. Prior to Brewlife, Carolyn helped to build the digital health group within WCG, another W2O Group agency, where she led the healthcare practice. Carolyn received her B.S. in biology from Elon University.

Duncan Welstead

Chief Financial Officer

Duncan joined Verily in 2014 and leads the finance team. Previously, Duncan worked in finance at YouTube with a focus on content licensing & partnerships. Prior to Alphabet, Duncan worked in private equity investing with Halyard Capital, a mid-market growth equity firm, and in investment banking at BMO Capital. Duncan completed his MBA at Columbia Business School and graduated with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University.

Scientific Board

Denny Ausiello

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Dimitri Azar

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Vikram (Vik) Bajaj

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David Brailer

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Karl Deisseroth

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Frank Fischer

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Michael Frumkin

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Sanjiv Sam Gambhir

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Nicholas (Nik) Schork

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Daniel Von Hoff

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David Wemmer

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