About Management



As Chief Executive Officer and President, Dr. Michael Egholm leads Standard BioTools in its mission to unleash its next-generation technologies to help drive innovation in the life science industry. Under his direction, Standard BioTools is expected to grow into a best-in-class solutions partner to biopharmaceutical researchers through the expansion of in-house technologies and future acquisitions. 

Michael brings more than 25 years of proven leadership in developing and commercializing innovative technologies that drive success in the discovery and development of biopharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Standard BioTools, he served as the Chief Technology Officer of Danaher Life Sciences as well as the founder and leader of Danaher’s corporate venture fund. During that time, he led Danaher’s Pall Corporation Biopharmaceutical business where he played a central role in redesigning its go-to-market structure, leading to the company’s multibillion-dollar revenue today. 

Prior to Danaher, Michael was the Chief Technology Officer at Roche’s 454 Life Sciences Corporation, the first company to successfully commercialize next-generation sequencing. There, he spearheaded several large, high-profile programs, including the Neanderthal Sequencing project and the sequencing of the first individual human genome.   

An elected member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Michael is the named inventor of 40 U.S. patents. While a research associate at the University of Copenhagen, he was lead inventor of peptide nucleic acids (PNA) technology, a synthetic form of DNA, for which he earned his PhD in organic chemistry. More than 2,300 peer-reviewed papers have been published on the properties and uses of PNA, including 42 authored by Michael. He has published more than 100 research papers, with several in the most prestigious peer-reviewed journals, including Science, Nature, and The New England Journal of Medicine. 

During his personal time, Michael is an avid runner, yogi, scuba diver and an instrument-rated private pilot.


Alex Kim is Chief Operating Officer of Standard BioTools.  Alex has a passion for improving healthcare and in building businesses by bringing together teams and capabilities to accelerate the pace of innovative breakthroughs.

Prior to joining Standard BioTools, Alex was President of Milliken’s Healthcare Division, a leading provider of advanced wound care products for human health, animal health, and sports medicine.  He joined Milliken in 2015 initially as EVP of Corporate Strategy and Corporate Development.  From 2012 to 2015, he was SVP of Strategy and Business Development at Pall Corporation.  And from 2002 to 2012, he worked at Danaher Corporation in a variety of roles in General Management and M&A / Business Development.  Over his career, Alex has completed over 40 transactions, largely focused on healthcare, med-tech, and life sciences.  He also brings strong operational execution experience having been intimately involved in integrations and most recently with full operational leadership of a business.  In his early career, Alex worked in a variety of engineering design, product development, and marketing / sales support roles.  Alex has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, an M.S. In Mechanical Engineering from University of Pittsburgh, and an MBA from Stanford University.

In his free time, Alex enjoys playing golf, tennis, and most importantly, spending time with his family. 


Vikram Jog has served as Chief Financial Officer since February 2008. From April 2005 to February 2008, he was Chief Financial Officer for XDx, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company. From March 2003 to April 2005, he was a Vice President of Applera Corporation and Vice President of Finance for its related businesses, Celera Genomics and Celera Diagnostics. From April 2001 to March 2003, he was Vice President of Finance for Celera Diagnostics and Corporate Controller of Applera Corporation. Vikram holds a bachelor of commerce degree from Delhi University and an MBA from Temple University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


Alex Arfaei is the Senior Vice President, Corporate Development of Standard BioTools. Alex has 18 years of operational and investment experience in life sciences. He was previously a Partner at Pappas Capital, a top tier performing Life Science Venture Capital firm. From 2007 to 2019, Alex was an equity research analyst, most recently as a Managing Director at BMO Capital Markets, and he has covered the entire span of therapeutic companies. In 2018, Alex was recognized by REFINITIV STARMINE as the top ranked stock picker in Pharmaceuticals based on excess returns of his recommendations relative to benchmarks. Prior to that, he held operational roles of increasing responsibility at Merck and Endo Pharmaceuticals, including sales, market research, forecasting, and product management. Alex earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto, and his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business (Health Sector Management concentration).

Outside of work, Alex is an avid skier and martial artist, focusing on Karate and Jiujitsu.  


Nick Khadder joined the company in June 2016 as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary. Prior to that he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary at Amyris, Inc., a Bay Area biotechnology company. Before joining Amyris, he served in senior counsel roles at LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. and Protiviti Inc. from 2005 to 2010, and as a corporate attorney at Fenwick & West LLP from 1998 to 2005. Nick received a BA from UC Berkeley and a JD from the UC Berkeley School of Law.


As Chief Commercial Officer, Jeremy brings more than two decades of business leadership, driving commercial and operational improvements for world class manufacturing businesses and their associated service centers across the globe. More than half of his career has been spent in President and CEO roles leading transformational change using growth tools and lean operating principles at publicly traded and private equity backed companies.

Prior to joining Standard BioTools, Jeremy was President for Culligan’s OEM Channel business, during which time he led the business through a rapid growth period of 20%+ CAGR.  
Before joining Culligan, Jeremy was the CEO for a Grey Mountain Partners portfolio company and held President and Sr. Management positions at Danaher, Meggitt and Eaton.

Jeremy earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. In his spare time, Jeremy enjoys being outside surfing, cycling, and scuba diving. 


As Senior Vice President of Standard BioTools Business Systems (SBS), Mona brings her passion for lean methodologies and solving problems to enable organizational transformation and drive business growth to the executive leadership team. Throughout her career, Mona has been involved with M&A diligence and integrations. She has also focused on execution with operational excellence for key strategic initiatives by working directly with customers to understand their problems and driving cross-functional alignment. 

Prior to joining Standard BioTools, Mona held key leadership positions to drive strategic transformations at Mitel, a global leader for business communications and collaboration solutions. She was most recently a VP of Strategy Execution and Continuous Improvement at Mitel, most notably driving an evolution in the Cloud Go To Market model. Also at Mitel, she led a team to deliver a single cloud-based video collaboration tool across the Mitel portfolio, as well as the development and adoption of the Learning & Talent Management framework. Prior to Mitel, Mona held several leadership roles at Tektronix Communications, then a Danaher company, in Customer Operations, Product Management, and most recently leading the Danaher Business Systems office. 

Mona has a B.S. in Management Science and an M.S. in Operations Research from Southern Methodist University. In her spare time, Mona enjoys working out, traveling, and spending quality time with her family.


Anders Davas is the Senior Vice President, Operational Excellence of Standard BioTools since January 2022. 

Previously, Anders was Vice President Global Manufacturing of Mölnlycke Health Care, a world-leading medical product and solution company. His responsibilities covered development and execution of manufacturing strategy, design of fit-for purpose supply-chain and manufacturing footprint, and day-to day running of large-scale manufacturing operations.      

Before joining Mölnlycke, Anders was the General Manager and Director at Pall Corporation in the UK. At Pall, he was instrumental in implementing best operational practices and business operating frameworks to drive operational excellence. Prior to joining Pall, Anders held senior leadership positions with Eaton Inc and Teleflex Inc. 

Anders has over 20 years of proven leadership in complex manufacturing and supply chain settings. Anders holds an MBA from the Wharton School (US), a Masters in Operations Management from University of Cambridge (UK), and B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Chalmers – University of Technology (Sweden). 

In his spare time, Anders enjoys boating, skiing, and traveling the world. 


Brad Kreger has served as Senior Vice President, Global Operations, since April, 2018. Prior to joining Standard BioTools (formerly Fluidigm), Brad held a senior leadership role in Manufacturing Operations, Clinical Next-Generation Sequencing for Thermo Fisher Scientific. Previously, he spent two decades at Affymetrix, where he served as VP, Reagent Manufacturing & Global Process Engineering. Brad holds an MBA and MSc from Western Governors University and a BS degree in biotechnology and business from Charter Oak State College.


Angela Peters is Chief Human Resources Officer, having joined the company in July 2017. Angela has significant life science industry leadership experience in talent, organizational, and cultural development. Prior to joining Standard BioTools (formerly Fluidigm), she held senior human resources roles at such companies as Medivation, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Life Technologies. She holds a BS in marketing and management from Notre Dame de Namur University.


Emi Zychlinsky joined the company in April 2016 as Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance. From 2011 to April 2016, she was Chief Technical Officer for Diadexus, a diagnostics biotechnology company. She held a series of senior leadership positions at Hitachi Chemical Diagnostics, including Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Research and Development and Regulatory Affairs, from 1999 to 2011. Previously, Emi served in new product, R&D, and technical development roles at NAXCOR and Mast Immunosystems. She holds a PhD in Medical Microbiology from Stanford University and a BA in Chemistry, Bacteriology and Parasitology from Escuela Nacional de Ciencia Biologicas in Mexico City.


Ulrike (Ulli) Klein is the Special Projects Manager to the CEO at Standard BioTools. She is the first line of defense for Michael and the executive leadership team and provides operational management support and project management support.

Prior to joining Standard BioTools, Ulli spent 4.5 years at Auregen BioTherapeutics, a cell therapy start-up, where she started as the second employee and helped set up and grow the company in three different countries. As Chief of Staff at Auregen, Ulli managed the majority of the operations, project management and HR activities across three countries. Prior to starting up Auregen, Ulli worked as an Operations Manager and EA to the CEO at a venture capital startup in Boston, focused on about 21 early-stage technologies and startup companies across the United States that covered a variety of sectors in pharma, medical devices, cell therapies, and software. She has held operational and executive support positions in hedge fund, private equity firms as well.   

Ulli has a BA in Public Relations and an MA in Communication Studies from Hawaii Pacific University – yet while she has mastered many things, surfing is not one of them. She also holds a certificate in Management and Leadership from Boston University.