Engineering Medicines To Improve Patient Care Janielle Newland Chief Administrative Officer Janielle joined Viridian in 2021 to lead Human Resources. Prior to joining Viridian, Janielle founded a consulting practice dedicated to coaching leaders and advising biotech startups on their growth strategies and organizational design. Previously, Janielle served in human resources leadership positions for companies such as Genevant Sciences, Merck KGaA, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Covidien (now Medtronic). During her time at these organizations, she led large global growth initiatives, commercialization efforts, and various acquisition workstreams. Janielle holds a B.A. in business and human resources management from Northeastern University and an executive entrepreneurial leadership certification from Babson College.