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Synlogic [CAMBRIDGE, Mass.] (NASDAQ: SYBX) announced the addition of Adam Thomas as Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to joining Synlogic, Mr. Thomas served as Vice President and Head of Human Resources for Research and Development at Shire. Before joining Shire, Mr. Thomas served as Head of Human Resources for Research, Development, and Engineering for S.C. Johnson and Company. Earlier in his career Mr. Thomas served as director in various human resources functions at Pfizer.
Impossible Foods [REDWOOD CITY, Calif.] hired Marcella Butler as the company’s first Chief People Officer. Previously, Butler was head of human resources at Opower, which is now part of Oracle. From 2007- 2012, she was a Director in People Operations at Google, supporting HR and Recruiting for the Product Management organization at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. She later moved into Corporate Development to lead Google’s Mergers & Acquisitions Integration team. Before that, Butler was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Pershing Square Capital Management in New York. She also held senior executive positions at Alliance Bernstein and Egon Zehnder International in New York and London. She began her career in the financial services practice of McKinsey & Company.