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Mike Tognotti

Founder and Managing Partner

In 2008, Mike followed his passion by starting Raindance Partners with a mission to provide Life Science companies with the highest-quality candidate pools in a timely and efficient manner, while striving to perfect the overall candidate and client experience. 


Raindance Partners' value framework is built on integrity, reliability, and delivery. It is practiced daily in each and every interaction. Our values and vested interests forge lasting alliances that lead to unparalleled outcomes. 

He's held commercial leadership positions with Illumina, QIAGEN, CombiMatrix, and Fisher Scientific. Additionally, he worked in the lab at Genentech upon graduating from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology.


Mike is a recent California transplant now living in Wilmington, NC with his wife and three children. His hobbies include surfing, golf, running, hiking, and mountain biking.

functional expertise:  c-suite, general counsel, operations, finance, sales and marketing leadership, scientific

You are what you do, not what you say you'll do. 
- C.G. Jung 
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