Meet the LEAP HRBP: Searchlight Academy Mentors
Meet the 2023 Mentors dedicated to providing you with real world solutions to business challenges.
Gain a diversity of thought and a wealth of knowledge from these seasoned industry leaders.
10x Genomics’ Chief People Officer since 2021, Rebecca has 20 years of experience building and scaling global teams in various industries. Previously at Netflix, lecturing at City University, UK and working at Allergan.
Corporate Vice President & Head of Human Resources at Novo Nordisk, Ayana is a 2021 Stevie Award Winner and named Human Resources Executive of the Year. Also named among Business Insider’s Most Inspiring HR Leaders in 2020, and recognized by Profiles in Diversity journal’s Black Leaders Worth Watching Award. Sought after workplace expert with features in outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and Thrive Global.
During Tracey’s last 3 years at Moderna, she oversaw the company’s massive growth as it tripled in size while producing life-saving vaccines. She brings a distinctive perspective on org strategy and leadership.
Chief People Officer at Daiichi Sankyo and formerly Global Head of Talent at Bristol Myers Squibb and VP HR at AstraZeneca. During a 25-year HR career
Simon has built a reputation for innovative
HR thinking and sharing ideas that can be
applied in large or small orgs.
As Synlogic’s CHRO since 2017, this HR veteran with 20 years of experience at Shire, S.C. Johnson, and Pfizer specializes in leading high-growth companies and recruiting talent across emerging, mid-size, and established life sciences organizations.
Anne Marie Law
Bringing an HR – self care focus, Anne-Marie brings experience as the CHRO of Alexion, Baxalta, Hyatt, and HR experience at McKesson and Intel, specialises in helping HR leaders overcome internal and external resistance.
As Insmed’s CHRO, Nicole brings over 25 years of experience in HR, organizational development, corporate operations, and building life science organizations. She previously oversaw the growth and development of Amicus Therapeutics from early stages to a late-stage clinical company.
Chief People Officer at Apellis Pharmaceuticals with over 20 years of experience leading HR teams in the biotechnology and technology industries with leadership roles increasing responsibility at Biogen, BMS, Amazon.
Moving from the CHRO role at Relay, Andy spent more than five years as the CPO at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and now specializes in helping HR leaders develop and think non-traditionally.
John is an internationally recognized HR thought leader and advisor to the world’s most admired CHROs. He has worked with almost all of the Fortune 500 - including Merck – and has inspired HR leaders from both emerging and established companies.
As Centessa Pharmaceuticals’ CHRO, Karen holds HR leadership positions at Mimecast, Alnylum, Biogen, Pfizer, Bayer, and Baxter. She specializes in developing employee engagement, building teams, and leading agile organizations, with experience in emerging and established markets.
Currently interim CHRO of ProKidney and formerly Head of HR at Aegerion, Celgene, Neximune and more, is a life Sciences HR veteran with a track record of delivering high-impact HR and developing high-performance HRBPs in life sciences orgs of all sizes.