Sema4, a patient-centered health intelligence company, today announced that Karen White has joined the company as Chief People Officer and will lead its human capital organization. Ms. White brings more than 25 years of experience in strategy, organization, and leadership development, and human resources, including a decade in the healthcare and life sciences industry. At Sema4, she will be responsible for all elements of the people strategy, with a particular focus on talent, diversity, inclusion, culture, and employee experience.
“We have tripled our headcount over the last three years and we expect continued focus in recruiting and retaining the best talent,” said Eric Schadt, PhD, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sema4. “Karen’s outstanding expertise in scaling expanding businesses, building effective talent, and cultivating a strong culture will be invaluable as we continue to grow. I am very pleased to welcome Karen to our team and look forward to her playing a significant role in helping Sema4 further advance healthcare through data-driven insights.”
Ms. White has come to Sema4 from Syneos Health, a fully integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization, where she was Vice President of Human Resources for Commercial Solutions. Among other things, she led the Global Commercial team through a merger and transition to processes in a public company. Prior to joining Syneos Health, Ms. White held senior HR roles at other companies in the healthcare space, including inVentiv Health Consulting and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Before that, Ms. White held positions at large global organizations such as Goldman Sachs, IBM, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
“I am delighted to join a patient-centered company that is so committed to improving health outcomes through innovative predictive modeling solutions and advanced genomic testing,” said Ms. White. “I am excited to work with my new colleagues and to help Sema4 achieve even more transformative growth.”