Rafael Torres

Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development 


Rafael Torres joined Varian in May 2015, as senior vice president for business development and strategy.  In this role, he leads the company's strategic plans for growth through acquisitions, investments, and partnerships that complement our current portfolio of businesses. 

Prior to joining Varian, Mr. Torres, served as global head of healthcare for GE Ventures and GE Equity, where he built a strategic investments portfolio of over 30 healthcare companies.  He was a founding member of GE Ventures and a member of its senior leadership committee.  Mr. Torres led the healthcare investment team, and represented GE on portfolio company boards, including CardioDx, InSightec, LipoScience, Navinet and ParadigmHealth.

Mr. Torres was a judge of the healthymagination Cancer Innovation Challenge and a member of the StartupHealth transformers advisory panel.  He has been featured in healthcare publications and conferences including The Gray Sheet, MedDevice Daily, SXSW, Slush Digital Health and Biomed Israel. 

Previous to that, he worked for The Boston Consulting Group and Citibank N.A.  He holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in economics from the Universidad del Pacifico in Lima, Peru.