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Tootie Tatum

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

CEO, Blackhawk Genomics and Director Project Management Office, Berkeley Lab.

CEO, Blackhawk Genomics and Director Project Management Office, Berkeley Lab.

5 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Operations

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Operations

Involved In


Blackhawk Genomics


Your Lab Partners
D2 Genetics
Westox Labs
Origen Laboratories


CEO Blackhawk Genomics March 2015 - present
Director Project Management Office Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Joint Genome Institute September 2011 - present
Genetic Diagnostics Technical Director Pacific Toxicology Laboratories January 2014 - May 2015
Partner Nostics Consulting Group, LLC June 2012 - December 2013
Director Pathogenius Laboratory/Southwest Regional PCR 2008 - August 2011
Director Southwest Regional Wound Care 2008 - August 2011
Director and Associate Professor (Tenured) Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center September 2002 - August 2011
Director TTUHSC 2002 - 2011
Research Associate Los Alamos National Laboratory 1996 - 2002


University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business
The University of New Mexico School of Medicine Biomedical Sciences and Genomics
Texas Tech University Molecular Systematics and Human Genetics

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Healthcare
  • • Medical Devices

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Technical co-founder • Business Development • Compliance • Startup Operations • Molecular diagnostics

Key Accomplishments

I've helped get a number of startups off the ground in both healthcare and consumer products. I love a challenge and I'm always looking for the next clever solution to a problem.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I value person-to-person interaction. I think that the best way to innovate and grow is to work closely together towards a shared goal.

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Veselina Dinova, CFA
Corporate Finance Simulation developer and educator, Tower46 LLC. Previously Corporate Treasury, Yahoo.
Tootie is one of the most intelligent and hard-working people I have ever met. I am amazed by her knowledge and expertise in some many diffe ... rent areas. And yet, she is always eager to learn and explore something new. I find working with her very inspirational.
David Firth-Eagland
They're my school  •  Sr. Director, Live Service Management - World Wide Customer Experience, Electronic Arts (EA).
Tootie is a brilliant scientist as well as excellent business manager. She has a wealth of experience both as a leader and in her field of ... expertise.
Josephine Caffrey
They're my friends  •  Systems Analyst, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Applications Administrator - Information Technology, Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Tootie is an innovative problem solver who has a keen knack for identifying market opportunities, and is not afraid to do the work necessary ... to bring those opportunities to fruition.
Orion Willow Parrott
CEO, Lendsnap. Berkeley Haas MBA 2014. Northeastern MSEE 2005. Virginia Tech BSEE 2001. Seeking fintech developers.
Tootie is a great connector. She is making waves in the Bay Area investing community. A genuine and caring friend of mine.
Katerina Gavrylchenko
We worked together  •  Technical Supervisor, Westox Laboratories LLC. Previously Laboratory Development Coordinator, Westox.
Tootie helped prepare my laboratory for a COLA inspection. She did a great job helping us organize all the necessary documents for a success ... ful audit. Tootie is very thorough and professional.

Veselina Dinova, CFA
They're my friends  •  Corporate Finance Simulation developer and educator, Tower46 LLC. Previously Corporate Treasury, Yahoo.
Veselina has a deep understanding of corporate finance and tax management. She is able to break down complex situations and cut the chase.

Sharrifah Al-Salem, CFA, MBA
They're my school  •  Co-Founder + CEO, BrightDay. Previously Director, Investor Relations, Xoom Corporation, A PayPal Service.
Along with a rock-solid finance background, she is incredibly tenacious and driven. She's also easy to work with and has a personality that ... works with many different kinds of teams.