Management Team

Adina MangubatAdina Mangubat

Chief Executive Officer

Prior to starting Spiral Genetics, Adina worked with two high technology startup companies in smart grid and home automation. In both companies, her role included team development, brand development, marketing, channel development and sales for complex technologies. Adina was featured in Forbes 2013 30 under 30 for Science and Healthcare and was recognized by the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association as one of the 2013 Women to Watch in Life Science. She holds a B.S. with a focus on Biopsychology and Entrepreneurship from the University of Washington.

Becky Drees, Ph.D.Becky Drees, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Drees is an accomplished molecular biologist. Becky’s professional background includes research on genome wide protein-protein interaction networks at the University of Washington, genetic interaction maps at the Institute for Systems Biology, and expression profiling of lymphocytes for HIV research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute. Her areas of scientific expertise include high-throughput screening, genome annotation, gene expression analysis, and next generation sequencing technologies. She holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Jeremy BruestleJeremy Bruestle

Chief Technical Officer

Well known for the publication of Airsnort, a tool that revealed security flaws in early Wifi networks and his work on a laser based mosquito killer, Jeremy has an extensive background in distributed computing. At his previous venture, CoCo Communications, he grew the company from a seed company to a company with a 50-person development team. Jeremy has five issued patents and specializes in bridging the gap between academic research and applied technology. Recent projects include a parallel processing engine for cellular image analysis and an advanced retinal imaging system, developed in conjunction with researchers at Indiana University.


Board of Directors

Adina Mangubat

Rachel Pike

Rachel Pike joined Draper Fisher Jurvetson in 2010 and invests in enterprise, biology, and consumer internet companies. Prior to joining DFJ, Rachel completed her Ph.D. in atmospheric chemistry and computer modeling at the University of Cambridge. During her time there, Rachel served as President of the Gates Scholars, worked on a field campaign in Malaysia, and delivered TED and TEDx talks on climate, technology, and innovation. Previously, Rachel earned a B.A. in chemistry and a minor in African studies at Northwestern University. As an undergraduate, Rachel was a co-founder of Fusion Dance Company. She spent a year in Tanzania, where she studied at the University of Dar es Salaam and gained experience working on a Bus Rapid Transit planning project as an assistant consultant.

Richard Jacroux

Named CFO of the year by Puget Sound Business Journal in 2010 for his CFO role at Seattle advertising firm Cole & Weber, Richard Jacroux has a 20 year background in financial management and accounting. Jacroux served for five years as the CFO for Cole & Weber, Inc., and worked for a number of years in leading accounting firms including Ernst & Young. He received his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and holds a BA in accounting from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.