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Diann Potestio

VP, Global Value, Access & Distribution

Diann joined us as Vice President, Global Value, Access & Distribution in September 2021.

Diann is an accomplished commercial leader, with over 25 years of experience in a variety of roles in Sales, Marketing, Training, Distribution/Trade and Managed Markets. Throughout her career she has worked to develop strategic, cross functional, collaborative teams that work together to meet customer needs. She has built numerous field teams and launched teams in value and access marketing, pricing/contracting, specialty distribution and organizational change management. She has deep and broad launch expertise having participated in over 20 different product/category launches including several products in the Cardiovascular and Rare Disease drug categories. Prior to Cytokinetics, Diann was the SVP of Global Market Access, Reimbursement and Distribution at Acadia Pharmaceuticals. Diann has also held Commercial Sales and Managed Markets leadership positions at Sanofi-Genzyme, Novartis, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer.

Diann received a B.A in Business, Human Resources and Industrial Relations from The California State University, Hayward.

Diann is a trained classical singer and enjoys performing in her spare time, as well as spending time with her three grown children, Danielle, Michael and Alyssa.

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