Sequoia partners with life sciences organizations—from startups to big pharma—to provide best-in-class leadership, guidance and expertise in an ongoing journey of growth through the life science lifecycle, with sustained success and optimized efficiency. We drive solutions forward through industry experience, innovation and proven performance. Fully understanding our customer needs and expectations, we provide the required network of resources and subject matter experts to build strong, enduring relationships with our clients based on trust, hands-on hard work and measurable results.
Who We Are – The Sequoia Brand Manifesto
Our team members are not temps, part-timers, gigs or side hustles. We are partners, pioneers and leading professionals. We pair our top talent with tomorrow’s big breakthroughs and today’s leaders, guiding growth, integration and sustainable success in life sciences. Our team members are industry pros who guide and support mission-critical projects and operations for our partners by rolling up their sleeves and working side-by-side toward solutions. Our “Sequoia Hotshots” douse the flames of doubt and failure, ignite passion and team performance, slay silos of inefficiency and ensure success from R&D through approvals, production and decommissioning. They don’t tell you what to do, they jump in and help you do it!
Sequoia experts are nimble, performance-focused collaborators, coaches and doers. They are network leaders, subject matter experts and problem solvers. They are mothers, fathers, friends and mentors. They are active in their local communities, and a robust balance of work-life-play fuels our collective Sequoia family to happily and healthily pursue what matters most in their own families and lives. Our people are full-time Sequoia employees and team players who help our clients be better, faster and more cost-effective, no matter the size. They are great employees and great people. Some clients even call them superheroes. You might call them your secret weapon in navigating the path to regulatory approval. Why do we do what we do? We love to help others succeed, and in turn, we all help change healthcare, medicine and our world for the better. Our experts know what it takes to achieve validation, qualification and sustained success in the market. Our Sequoia people are our premier product and our promise: We deliver solutions that help teams, organizations and the industry grow and thrive.
Meet Our Leadership Team
Brandy Bullen is the founder and CEO of Sequoia Consulting Group. Brandy manages business and client development, directs recruitment and is the employee advocate, working to ensure that all Sequoia employees have the necessary tools to be successful. With more than seventeen years of experience in the biotech field, working with companies like Illumina, Genentech, Biogen Idec and Aerotek, Brandy has a sharp eye for trending technologies and biotech operations. With extensive experience managing rapid development, she functions as a trusted partner for life sciences organizations, providing advice, expertise and problem solving skills during times of tremendous growth.
Brandy has the ability to recognize individuals’ strengths and build relationships that make organizations successful. She is passionate about creating a work environment that fosters success and gives employees the freedom and responsibility to grow and achieve.
Brandy graduated from Radford University with a Bachelor’s of Science. When not working with Sequoia Consulting Group, she loves spending time with her family, surfing and practicing yoga.
Kimberly Bennett is the Vice President of Program Management for Sequoia Consulting Group. She has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare and biotech industries, including healthcare delivery, managed care organizations, diagnostic laboratories, biologic drug manufacturing, and genomic technology and services.
Kimberly has led start-up organizations as well as global business process improvement programs, biologics technology transfer, and information system programs. Kimberly utilizes her multidisciplinary experience in program management, process improvement, leadership development, and organizational change management to ensure that her clients meet their organizational and operational goals.
Kimberly graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Psychology. She has an M.S. in Business Administration from San Diego State University, with an emphasis in Information and Decision Systems. When not at work, Kimberly enjoys traveling and running, usually both together.
Steve Dinka is the Vice President of Operations for Sequoia Consulting Group. Steve has more than 18 years of experience in the biotech industry, and 22 years of service in the US Army Corps of Engineers, where he attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. As part of the Genentech/Roche Global Engineering leadership team, Steve led GMP manufacturing capital projects at multiple Genentech sites around the world. He attended the University of Kentucky/Toyota Lean Executive Leadership Institute and has an ISO 9001: 2008 Lead Auditor QSA RAB license certificate.
Steve has extensive project management experience with global engineering operations, supplier quality management, quality risk management, validation, automation, knowledge management and information technology programs.
Steve graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Engineering. He has an M.S. from the University of Detroit Mercy in Mechanical Engineering. When not at work, Steve enjoys spending time with family at his home on Lake Macatawa in Holland, MI.
“Thank you for providing key talent for our strategic initiative. Our Sequoia team members leverage impressive breadth of experience and knowledge to develop and drive project deliverables. They interact well with others, are easy to work with and are truly dedicated to achieving the best outcome for the project.” Ingrid C., Illumina
“Sequoia empowers me to create strong teams on the projects I manage. Sequoia invests in my technical strengths and career goals, and also in what makes me happy.”
Roma, Sequoia employee
“Sequoia gives me the opportunity to collaborate with industry leaders, to expand my knowledge base and to effect meaningful change for our clients.”
Ross, Sequoia employee
“Sequoia gives me the tools to use my process, manufacturing, validation and automation experience in new ways, which makes me a more well-rounded engineer.”
Natalie, Sequoia employee