Ms. Weger has an extensive and accomplished background in human resources, especially for emerging early-stage companies as well as established innovative biopharmaceutical companies. Prior to working with emerging biopharmaceutical companies, Ms. Weger spent more than ten years at Celgene Corporation as Celgene’s first Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) joining early in the company’s maturation with just one compound and 120 employees. Mary was instrumental in Celgene’s growth globally over her tenure building Celgene’s organizational capability throughout 85 countries, three acquisitions and through five marketing approvals. Mary also held CHRO positions in subsequent organizations. Most recently, she was principal of PPC Solutions, an HR consulting firm focused on building organizational capability in early-stage life science companies as well as the HR function of biotechnology start-ups including VectivBio, Therachon, Autolus, In8Bio and NexImmune. Ms. Weger previously served first as Senior Vice President (SVP), HR, then Chief Performance Officer at Aegerion Pharmaceuticals where she was responsible for HR strategy, corporate productivity and led the Company through a period of rapid growth during which was recognized in the “Boston Globe Top Places to Work” survey. Ms. Weger began her career at Nabisco Brands as Director, HR.
Ms. Weger earned a M.A., Human Resource Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a Master’s Certificate, Six Sigma – Black Belt, from Villanova University. She is also a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Executive Human Resource Program.