Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) today announced it has appointed Paul Bianchi as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. In this executive management position, Bianchi will oversee Illumina’s global HR strategy and programs including talent and leadership development, employee engagement and communications, and rewards and recognition. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, he will also assume responsibility for site management of Illumina’s Hayward office. “Paul has an impressive track record of driving organizational and human capital development at some of the world’s leading technology companies,” said Jay Flatley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Illumina. “We are excited to welcome him to our growing organization, and value the expertise he brings in developing teams, building management and leadership capacity, and supporting rapid growth and change.” Bianchi is a human capital executive with over 20 years of leadership experience with innovative companies. He joins Illumina from Risk Management Solutions, where he served as SVP of Human Resources for a growing, global leader of catastrophe risk software. Previously, Bianchi was a Principal at Strayer Consulting services where he delivered organizational development services to a wide variety of clients from small start-ups to multi-billion dollar companies. Prior to this, he served as global leader of human resources for PeopleSoft, Hands-On Mobile, Ask Jeeves, ProBusiness Services, and NeXT Computer, as well as in a key management position with Apple. His expertise also includes leading due diligence and integration efforts for over a dozen acquisitions ranging from $50M to $1.5B. Bianchi has a Master’s in Management from the University of Kent, Canterbury (UK) and a Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics, with a Minor in Rhetoric, from the University of California, Davis. He has been certified as a Senior Professional in HR, has taught at San Jose State University, and has spoken on a variety of topics at software and human resources forums.