Rodney Cotton

by Justin Cates
Rodney Cotton
Senior Vice President, Head of Strategy & Transformation
Roche Diagnostics

Rod Cotton is Senior Vice President and Head of Strategy & Transformation for Roche Diagnostics.

At Roche, Rod sets the agenda for the senior leadership team and played a key role in executing the most significant restructuring of the company in two decades. He has driven the financial turnaround and cultural transformation of four global healthcare companies, led teams of up to 280 total reports, and managed P&L of $1+ billion.

Cotton and his colleagues achieved six ground-breaking products within the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the market’s most accurate and in-demand molecular diagnostic test. Now the entire Roche team takes pride in their industry-leading portfolio of more than twenty COVID-19 solutions.

Cotton serves on the Board of Directors of Orchard Software Corporation and the Community Health Network and as an Advancement Council Member of the School of Applied Computational Sciences at Meharry Medical College.

Cotton holds an M.S. in Strategic Management from the University of Southern California – Marshall School of Business, an MBA from California State University – Dominguez Hills and a B.A. in Biological Sciences & Technology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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