Recombinetics announces new CEO
Recombinetics today named Mark Platt the organization’s Chief Executive Officer.
“Recombinetics is at the forefront of innovative research and development to address issues of global significance, like feeding the hungry, improving population health and the humane treatment of animals,” Platt says. “I’m joining at this transformational time to ensure the organization and its strategic investors thrive, with all aligned to positively impact people, places, and animals at home and abroad.”
“Our organization will benefit greatly from Mark’s leadership experience,” says Peter Hajas, chairman of the Board, Recombinetics. “Mark brings an excitement for the possibilities of our innovative work and is the right person to guide our corporate culture and nurture relationships with key stakeholders to achieve goals of improving human lives, feeding the world’s growing population, and reducing animal suffering.”
Platt’s experience includes his time as President and CEO of Multistack, LLC, in Sparta, Wis., where he provided strategic long-term direction of the company and was directly involved in emerging technology, research, and development. From 2002 to 2012, Mark led the company through its highest period of growth, with total revenue increasing by more than 1,000 percent.
Most recently Executive Sales Leader at the Trane, Inc. Midwest sales office, Platt played a role in doubling the organization’s market share in less than two years. He was also Senior Vice President of Business Services for Gundersen Health System from November 2013 to April 2017. In this role, Platt oversaw business development and marketing, government relations, supply chain, facility operations, and community wellness initiatives. He has also served on the Gundersen Board of Trustees.
Platt received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. He was also a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force with 17 years of service and held the rank of captain in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.
Tammy Lee, who served as President and CEO of Recombinetics since August 2017, is taking a leave of absence from the company. Recombinetics thanks Lee for her leadership, which included securing $34 million for the company’s Series A financing round.