Jay Flatley

Jay Flatley

Jay Flatley

Executive Chairman, Illumina Inc.

SD 500 recap: Jay Flatley is among the few CEOs who have successfully guided a life science company through landmark product development, commercialization and large-scale growth. He became CEO in 1999 when the company had 30 employees and by the time he became executive chairman Illumina had become San Diego’s largest life science company with about 5,500 employees (more than 3,000 locally) and $2.4 billion in annual revenue. Flatley also chairs Illumina’s two Bay Area-subsidiaries, Helix and Grail.