Kolleen T. Kennedy

President, Proton Solutions & Growth Office


Kolleen Kennedy has been with Varian since 1997 and was named to her current role in October 2018. Ms. Kennedy is responsible for growing Varian Proton Solutions offerings as well as overseeing the Company’s Growth Office.

Prior to her current role, Ms. Kennedy was Corporate Executive Vice President and President of Varian Oncology Systems (VOS) for seven years. Ms. Kennedy joined Varian as Marketing Manager for delivery systems and was promoted to manage Oncology Systems Marketing in 2001 and the engineering function in 2002. From 2005 to 2011, Ms. Kennedy served as Vice President and General Manager of the Customer Support Services (CSS) organization.

Prior to joining Varian, Ms. Kennedy was with Siemens Medical and Radiation Oncology Computer Systems in radiation oncology product sales and marketing.

Currently, Ms. Kennedy serves on the Board of Directors for the Wayne State University Foundation, the City Cancer Challenge Foundation, and the Radiation Oncology Institute.

In 2017, she achieved the Silicon Valley Business Journal Women of Influence award, which honors women who are having a major impact as executives, entrepreneurs and community leaders.

Ms. Kennedy holds bachelor’s degrees in Radiation Oncology and Psychology from Wayne State University, and a Master’s degree in Medical Physics from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.