Kris has more than 25 years of strategic global marketing, communications, and leadership experience within the CDMO, pharmaceutical, and biopharmaceutical markets. She has managed global marketing campaigns for such companies as Meridian, Pfizer, King Pharmaceuticals, Merck, Bayer, and Grifols. Prior to joining Kindeva, Kris was the Director of Marketing for a biotech startup company, where she led corporate communications, government affairs, and brand strategy.
During her more than 15 years with Kindeva, Kris has assumed positions of increasing responsibility, including Senior Director of Marketing, where she launched several brands within the health security division of the business and Vice President of Corporate Affairs, where she transitioned the legacy businesses to a full-scale CDMO through rebranding initiatives and global marketing campaigns. In her current role as Head of Global Corporate Communications and Marketing, Kris is responsible for the overall strategic direction of Kindeva’s global leadership position, as well as spearheading the public relations and marketing activities for the organization and its business units.
Kris earned a B.A. in English and American literature from Kenyon College and an MBA, with concentrations in marketing and finance, from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Kris is also certified in leadership development from the Center for Creative Leadership.