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Susan O’Connor

Susan O’Connor is the acting Chief Human Resources Officer of Orbital Therapeutics, and also serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer of Beam Therapeutics.

Susan is an accomplished executive with progressive and diversified experience in the biotechnology sector. With more than 25 years of experience in human resources, she has made significant contributions in building and leading companies from the initial startup phase and scaling through commercialization. Her expertise includes overall talent management, culture building, strategic recruitment and selection, IPO planning and execution, leadership development as well as board development and engagement. Prior to Beam, Ms. O’Connor launched O’Connor & Associates, a strategic human resources consulting firm, in 2008. She has partnered with several venture capital firms, including Third Rock Ventures, acting as the chief human resources executive for a number of biotech companies, including Relay Therapeutics, Blueprint Medicines, etc. Prior to launching O’Connor & Associates, Ms. O’Connor was vice president, human resources at Johnson & Johnson, where she also served as a board member for several operating companies within the medical devices sector of the company.

Ms. O’Connor holds a bachelor’s degree from Providence College and numerous industry related certifications.