Nonprofit Recruitment Firm Trilogy Search Places Executive Director for Santa Clara University

December 16, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Retained executive search firm Trilogy Search Non+Profit ( has recruited Thane Kreiner, PhD, as executive director of the Center for Science, Technology and Society at Santa Clara University ( The Center's mission is to promote the use of science and technology through social entrepreneurship to benefit underserved communities worldwide. Chuck Pappalardo handled the assignment on behalf of Trilogy.

Dr. Kreiner has founded and led several start-up companies including PhyloTech, Inc., a micorbiome concern, iAccessCare, a telehealth venture, and preSage Biosciences, a cancer drug development company. Prior to that, he served as President and CEO of iZumi Bio, Inc. (now iPierian). From 1993 to 2007, Dr. Kreiner held various senior-level positions with Affymetrix, Inc., including Senior Vice President for Marketing and Sales and Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs.

Dr. Kreiner earned a BS in Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin and a PhD in Neurosciences at Stanford University. He earned an MBA at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, and also attended the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy program at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Dr. Kreiner has had a successful affiliation with Santa Clara University prior to his Executive Director appointment, serving as a member of the Advisory Board of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.