Senior Vice President and President, Oncology Systems
Kolleen Kennedy was named senior vice president as well as president of Varian’s Oncology Systems business in October, 2011. Prior to this appointment, she served for six years as vice president and general manager of the Customers Support Services (CSS) organization. Under her leadership, Varian’s CSS organization was rated the #1 service provider among linear accelerator manufacturers every year by IMV, Ltd., an independent healthcare market research firm that analyzes service trends. Ms. Kennedy joined Varian in 1997 as marketing manager for delivery systems. She was promoted to manage Oncology Systems marketing in 2001, and also the engineering function in 2002.
In 2006, Ms. Kennedy was selected by the YWCA of Santa Clara Valley, California, as one of that year’s “Tribute to Women and Industry” (TWIN) honorees for her outstanding achievements as a corporate executive. Prior to joining Varian, Ms. Kennedy was with Siemens Medical and Radiation Oncology Computer Systems in radiation oncology product sales and marketing. She holds a BS in radiation oncology and a BS in psychology from Wayne State University and an MS in medical physics from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.