QuEST Global appoints Yumi Clevenger-Lee as global chief marketing officer. Clevenger-Lee comes to QuEST from Nestlé Waters North America, where she served as executive VP and chief marketing officer, with responsibility for a $4.5B portfolio of 16 brands. Before that, she was director of marketing for the Latin America region of Cereal Partners Worldwide, the partnership between Nestlé & General Mills. At QuEST, Clevenger-Lee will be responsible for marketing strategy, brand positioning, advertising and corporate communications. “She is known as a passionate brand builder who has been instrumental in developing strategies that have helped organizations accelerate growth,” said QuEST Global chairman and CEO Ajit Prabhu.
Poxel biopharmaceutical company hires Elizabeth Woo as senior vice president, investor relations, public relations and corporate communications. Based in the Boston area, Woo will also work closely with members of the company’s Lyon, France-based leadership team. She previously served as senior vice president, investor relations and corporate communications at Flex Pharma, and was vice president, investor relations at Biogen. Woo has also advised, through her investor relations consulting practice, privately held and publicly traded biotech companies. “Elizabeth has a long history of working with the biotechnology financial community and a strong track record of raising the visibility to help build successful biopharmaceutical companies in the US,” said Poxel CEO Thomas Kuhn.
Benchling, a software company focused on the biotech industry, appoints Lindsey Irvine as chief marketing officer. Irvine comes to Benchling from Salesforce, where she spent eight years, most recently as global CMO of MuleSoft, the company’s data integration unit. She has also served as director of strategy and partnerships at the National Institutes of Health, where she launched public-private partnership initiatives with Google, Microsoft and Intel. "Lindsey brings a wealth of expertise in cloud and the enterprise from Salesforce, where she helped them deliver transformational products and solutions to customers around the world," said Benchling CEO and co-founder Sajith Wickramasekara. "Her impressive track record of developing and leading world-class teams through rapid growth is exactly what Benchling needs at this point in our journey.”