Nick Scheidler, PhD

Head of Operations

A passionate leader with extensive experience building operations capabilities to launch groundbreaking genomics platforms. Over his 12 years at Illumina, Nick established himself as focused and conscientious driver of results. He learned what it takes to commercialize innovative products with speed and robustness. He developed and led operational aspects for several microarray and sequencing products, including all the sequencing platforms launched from HiSeq to iSeq. He grew talented engineers and scientists into a team creating operational success through extreme collaboration.


Nick brings this energy to Element, where he leads with respect across disciplines and functions. He is driving the operations teams to pull technology out of the lab and enable it for commercialization.


Nick has a PhD in Bioengineering from University of California, San Diego, as well as a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.