Boston, MA (October 5, 2023) – ThinkGenetic, Inc. (thinkgenetic.com) a digital health company specializing in rare diseases, today announced the appointment of Ruth Jacob O’Keefe as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
O’Keefe has been with ThinkGenetic since the company’s beginning in 2016, bringing an exceptional depth of knowledge and experience to her new role. She has served in many of the company’s foundational roles, showing unwavering dedication and commitment to its mission of finding patients at risk for a rare condition through medical records. With a renewed focus on the company’s core mission, O’Keefe has relinquished her responsibilities related to the digital marketing division. This strategic decision underscores her commitment to directing her energy toward the core mission at ThinkGenetic.
“We are thrilled to have Ruth take the helm as our new CEO,” stated Len Barker, ThinkGenetic’s President. “Her unbounded energy and seasoned leadership will be instrumental, as we expand our impact in the US for the 30 million people living with a rare condition.”
“I am deeply honored and excited to take on the role of CEO at ThinkGenetic,” added O’Keefe. “We have a talented and passionate team and we are poised to make an even greater impact on those struggling for an accurate diagnosis.”
Dave Jacob, co-founder of ThinkGenetic, will continue to support the company as an advisor and member of the board of directors ensuring a smooth transition of leadership. Len Barker will transition to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO).
ThinkGenetic is an award-winning digital health company, specializing in finding individuals at risk of rare conditions. The company detects patients for evaluation, treatment, and clinical trials using validated algorithms, AI technology, and the team’s deep experience in genetic and rare diseases. The company works with biopharma, research institutions, healthcare systems, and patient advocacy organizations. ThinkGenetic is a winner of the MIT Solve / Horizon Prize and an alumnus of the Pulse@MassChallenge and the Opportunity Machine / Accelerate South accelerator programs. For more information, visit www.thinkgenetic.com.