Management Team

Steve Lombardi - President and Chief Executive Officer

With 30+ years of commercial biotechnology experience, Lombardi brings deep understanding of the genomics marketplace and extensive industry relationships.  He has led the commercialization of key technologies that have defined modern molecular biology, and has been responsible for the largest and fastest growing product lines in the life science tools industry.  From 2006 to 2010, Lombardi was President and then CEO of Helicos BioSciences.  From 2002 to 2006, he was a senior executive at Affymetrix running corporate development and business management. From 1986 to 2002, Lombardi held increasingly responsible positions at Applied Biosystems in product, sales and business management, including general management of their DNA sequencing business, during which time annual revenues in his division grew from $10M to ~$800M.

Jason Blue-Smith - Vice President of Product

A life sciences entrepreneur and product manager, Jason is chief strategist, evangelist, and product guy for RTG's platforms and services. Prior to joining Real Time he lead the development and commercialization of Illumina's cloud analytics platform, BaseSpace, including the design and growth of Illumina's commercial app store. Previously, as a Research Fellow with the National Geographic Society, he led a multinational research consortium, while conducting genetics research around the globe. Jason began his career at Silicon Genetics, a bioinformatics company that was acquired by Agilent Technologies in 2004. Jason graduated with Honors from Stanford University.

Len Trigg - Senior Director of Research & Development

Over the years Len has helped advance the field of machine learning, building up an impressive set of skills in numerous areas of computer science. Having completed a Ph.D. in machine learning at the University of Waikato in 1998, he accepted a postdoctoral fellowship with the machine learning group at the University. During his time there he published many articles on machine learning and was a primary architect of the well known WEKA machine learning workbench. Since leaving academia in 1999, Len has worked on projects involving document classification, data compression, named entity extraction, search, bioinformatics, and is currently chief software architect and team lead for the development of RTG's core technology.