Kristin E. Yakimow joined Affymetrix to lead the integration of newly acquired businesses. She has more than 15 years of domestic and international experience in marketing, general management, and new product development in health care. Prior to Affymetrix, Yakimow was the vice president of marketing at VISICU, a telehealth company. Additionally, she has held positions of increasing responsibility at GE Healthcare including general manager of marketing for the Americas monitoring and diagnostic cardiology business, general manager of Asian commercial operations, global integration manager for new acquisitions, and general manager of GE’s cardiovascular information systems business. Yakimow began her career in new product development at Medtronic. She holds a Master of Science degree from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University.