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Susan K. Barnes

Executive Vice President and CFO
Business and Finance
Pacific Biosciences
United States of America


Susan K. Barnes joined PacBio in February 2010 with nearly 30 years of experience in senior financial management. From 1997 to 2005, she was Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Ms. Barnes started at Intuitive Surgical as its first full-time finance person during the company’s early development stages, and retired when it was a public company with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion and positive cash flow of more than $50 million per year. From 1994 to 1996, Ms. Barnes was Managing Director of the Private Equity Group at Jefferies & Company. From 1991 to 1994, she was Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of Richard C. Blum and Associates, a merchant banking company with more than $500 million in funds under management. From 1985 to 1991, she served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NeXT Computer, Inc., a company she helped start with Steve Jobs after serving as Controller of the Macintosh Division at Apple Computer from 1981 to 1985.

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Ms. Barnes sits on the Boards of Trustees for Bryn Mawr College and The Nueva School in Hillsborough, CA. Ms. Barnes received an A.B. from Bryn Mawr College and an M.B.A from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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