Ms. Elizabeth Holmes is the Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Theranos. Ms. Elizabeth Holmes Founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer at Theranos. Earlier, she served as the Chief Executive Officer of Theranos. She founded Theranos in 2003 to shift America's health care paradigm from one focused on reactive care to one in which early detection and prevention become a reality. In 2015, Ms. Holmes worked with leaders in Arizona to pass the first law that expressly recognizes individuals' right to directly access laboratory tests without first obtaining an order, which often requires justifying a health concern or relying on insurance eligibility. Ms. Holmes is a named inventor on 31 U.S. and 134 foreign patents, serves as a U.S. Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, and is a member of the Harvard Medical School Board of Fellows and the CSIS Board of Trustees. Ms. Holmes left Stanford University's School of Engineering to build Theranos around her belief that access to health information is a basic human right. She is also an Angel Investor.