“Beckie has an impressive track-record of helping medical device companies scale in her roles as an engineer, entrepreneur, corporate executive and board member,” said Kim Blickenstaff, president and CEO of Tandem Diabetes Care. “Her experience with a diverse range of technologies and business models, combined with her strategic vision, further strengthens our Board as we prepare for the Company’s next phase of growth.”
Robertson is a founder and managing director at Versant Ventures, where she specializes in investing in the areas of medical devices and diagnostics. In addition, through Longridge Business Advisors, she provides business advisory services. Prior to Versant, she served as senior vice president at Chiron Diagnostics, a division of Chiron Corporation, where she had responsibility for the critical care business unit in addition to leading the division’s business development efforts. Prior to joining Chiron, she was a co-founder and vice president at Egis, a consumer products company, and held senior management positions in operations and finance at Lifescan, a Johnson & Johnson Company.
Robertson earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University.
“It’s an exciting time to welcome Beckie to our board,” said Dick Allen, chairman of Tandem Diabetes Care. “She complements our board of directors' skills and experiences, which we believe will prove valuable as we execute on Tandem’s longer-term strategic growth initiatives in support of our mission to improve the lives of people living with diabetes.”
Tandem Diabetes Care Inc. is a medical device company dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes through relentless innovation and revolutionary customer experience. The company takes a user-centric approach to the design, development, and commercialization of products for people with diabetes who use insulin. Tandem’s flagship product, the t:slim X2 Insulin Pump, is capable of remote software updates using a personal computer and features integrated continuous glucose monitoring. Tandem is based in San Diego, California.