Bionano Genomics Appoints Helene Klein as its First Ever Chief People Officer

Feb 14, 2022

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bionano Genomics, Inc. (BNGO), pioneer of optical genome mapping (OGM) solutions on the Saphyr® system and provider of NxClinical™, the leading software solution for visualization, interpretation and reporting of genomic data, today announced that it has appointed Helene Klein as its chief people officer, further strengthening its leadership team. As the company expands, culture and employee experience become key success factors. The appointment of a chief people officer today reflects Bionano’s focus on maintaining and evolving its culture of innovative, disciplined, and rapid response to market needs.

Ms. Klein was formerly the chief people officer at the Beachbody Company (NYSE: BODY) where she led the people function for 14 years. During her time there as CPO, the Beachbody employee population scaled from 150 employees to over 1100 in three countries, revenue grew from $150M to over $1B annually, and the company went public on the New York Stock Exchange. Prior to Beachbody, Ms. Klein held senior leadership roles in human resources in multiple global companies and industries, including healthcare, retail and consumer products.

In this new position, Ms. Klein will be responsible for leading human resources, employer branding, and Bionano’s diversity, equity and inclusion program. She will also be responsible for all aspects of Bionano’s employee experience, including attracting, engaging, and retaining talent to support Bionano’s continued growth.

“I am pleased to welcome Helene to Bionano and thank her for embracing our why, which is to elevate human health and wellness by transforming the way the world sees the genome,” commented Erik Holmlin, PhD, president and chief executive officer of Bionano Genomics. “Her breadth of experience and track record, especially at Beachbody, make her well-suited for creating one of the best employee experiences in the industry. All of us on the senior leadership team are really looking forward to partnering with Helene to amplify the incredible capabilities of our people and propel us to reach new heights.”

About Bionano Genomics

Bionano Genomics is a provider of genome analysis solutions that can enable researchers and clinicians to reveal answers to challenging questions in biology and medicine. The Company’s mission is to transform the way the world sees the genome through OGM solutions, diagnostic services and software. The Company offers OGM solutions for applications across basic, translational and clinical research. Through its Lineagen business, the Company also provides diagnostic testing for patients with clinical presentations consistent with autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. Through its BioDiscovery business, the Company also offers an industry-leading, platform-agnostic software solution, which integrates next-generation sequencing and microarray data designed to provide analysis, visualization, interpretation and reporting of copy number variants, single-nucleotide variants and absence of heterozygosity across the genome in one consolidated view. For more information, visit, or

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Company Contact:
Erik Holmlin, CEO
Bionano Genomics, Inc.
+1 (858) 888-7610

Investor Relations:
Amy Conrad
Juniper Point
+1 (858) 366-3243


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