Troy Cox joined Foundation Medicine in February 2017 as its Chief Executive Officer. Troy is driven by improving the lives of patients. He brings nearly 30 years of proven performance in global, strategic, and operational BioPharmaceutical leadership and expertise to Foundation Medicine. Prior to joining Foundation Medicine, Troy served as Senior Vice President and Officer at Genentech, where he led US BioOncology, the #1 Oncology business fueled by over 1,500 people passionately delivering for patients.
Troy joined Genentech in February 2010. Prior to taking BioOncology leadership in 2013, he led diverse in-market specialty and primary care franchises as well as US market preparation for 6 new medicines. Further, he was selected to lead the worldwide launch readiness for two high priority launches. Before coming to Genentech, Troy held global P&L business unit responsibility within UCB BioPharma, with responsibility for developing and commercializing medicines that serve patients across diverse specialty therapy areas. During his tenure at UCB BioPharma, Mr. Cox shaped corporate strategy, led M&A initiatives and implemented commercial strategies that accelerated the business unit's growth and profitability.
Prior to UCB, Troy led a large US Primary Care Business Unit for Sanofi-Aventis. He also led Global Marketing and Medical for Anti-Infectives at Aventis. Troy’s diverse experience includes senior roles in European Country General Management, US Managed Care Sales Leadership, and US Claritin Marketing with Schering-Plough. His pharmaceutical career began as a Sales Representative after earning his MBA at the University of Missouri. He also received a BBA in Finance from the University of Kentucky.
Troy currently serves on the Board of Directors of Dream Foundation, the only national non-profit organization serving terminally-ill adults and their families by providing end-of-life dreams that offer inspiration, comfort and closure. Troy has also been a long-term supporter and advisor to First Descents, non-profit provider of life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults impacted by cancer as well as the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA).