How Hologic made a major pandemic pivot

Hologic Chief Financial Officer Karleen Oberton [Photo courtesy of Hologic]

Hologic CFO Karleen Oberton reflects on key decisions and turning points of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hologic’s fiscal year closes in September, but Chief Financial Officer Karleen Oberton had seen enough by late July to call it: 2021 would be the best financial year ever.

Oberton and the women’s-health-focused company have come a long way since sketching out doomsday scenarios in March 2020.

“We quickly went from counting every penny to these exponential sales on the COVID testing,” Oberton said in an interview with Medical Design & Outsourcing.

She shared the company’s path through the pandemic, ramping up its diagnostics business to support and grow its surgical and breast health lines for the post-pandemic future.

“While already a strong leader, Karleen became an even str…

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