Cambridge, Massachusetts company Seismic Therapeutics has appointed Melanie Manning as Chief People Officer.
Seismic – a biotech using machine learning for immunology drug development – brings in Manning at a key time as the company plans to transition from a discovery stage to a preclinical and eventual clinical organization.
Manning is an experienced human resources leader with more than 20 years of experience supporting business plans and developing programs to engage talent in multiple industries, including at Novartis and Biogen.
Before joining Seismic, Manning held leadership positions at Enspira HR Consulting, where she served as Vice President, Human Capital, acting as primary contact for HR advisory client engagements. Prior to Enspira, she was Chief Human Resources Officer for non-profit organization Upstream USA. Previously, she served as Head of Human Resources for the Infectious Diseases division of Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). Before her tenure at Novartis, Manning served as Associate Director, Human Resources at Biogen. Earlier in her career, she held several human resources positions for divisions of Fidelity Investments, which included HR business partner and Center of Excellence program office roles.
She has a Masters degree in Human Relations and a BA from the University of Oklahoma and completed Intensive Studies in French Literature and Civilization at Université de Clermont-Ferrand, France.