Jen Barnes

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder

Jen is an experienced molecular diagnostics specialist, who brings expertise in commercialising technology and business development to Spot Check in her role as CEO. Her most recent roles at Caldera Health Limited and Auckland Uniservices have focussed on early stage capital raising, business strategy and negotiation of partnership opportunities. Prior to this, Jen spent over 10 years with Roche Diagnostics New Zealand. She was responsible for the development of business strategy, market analysis, product positioning and pricing policy of a large product portfolio in the human healthcare market.

Jen is a trained molecular biologist who started her career in research and clinical diagnostics. Her experience in both the science and commercial realms means she is adept at providing expert advice to support the commercialisation of life science and diagnostic opportunities.

Jen is passionate about helping innovative technology reach the marketplace and disrupting the status quo.