Dick Farrahar joined Flagship Ventures in 1999 as Senior Vice President, Executive Operations. Dick has over 30 years of experience overseeing operations, human resources, organizational development, team building, and workforce strategy.
Before joining Flagship, Dick was Vice President of Applera Corporation, where he was responsible for the integration of PerSeptive Biosystems with Applera Corporation following the merger of the two companies in 1998. In addition, Dick guided the process of combining PerSeptive Biosystems, Applied Biosystems, Tropix and Molecular Informatics into a new $1 billion Applied Biosystems division of Applera. He had previously served as Senior Vice President, Executive Operations for PerSeptive Biosystems. Earlier Dick had a long career with Digital Equipment Corporation in both human resources and operations, and for the last several years of his tenure was a member of DEC's Executive Committee reporting to the CEO.