Maria Nieradka is an accomplished Executive and Board Member with extensive success in life sciences supply chain and mergers and acquisitions. She has a proven track record in leading large complex organizations, aligning customer and supply chain priorities, implementing change, and delivering significant results. Maria is known for excellent leadership, communication, and coaching skills and is a sought-after subject matter expert and keynote speaker on developing strategy, customer centricity, cost savings, and systems implementation. She has successfully launched over 30 new products and led M&A activities for five large corporate mergers. Maria’s scope included responsibility for a $3 Billion budget, leadership for over 2,000 employees, and assumed leadership roles of SVP and VP in multiple Fortune 500 companies, including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson and Johnson, Merck and Biogen. Maria currently leads Business Operations for Repligen, an innovative bioprocessing company.
Maria serves as an Advisory Board Member for Cloudleaf, an innovative Internet of Things Company and an Advisory Board Member for AWESOME, dedicated to advancing women in supply chain.
At Biogen, Maria was recruited as SVP, Global Supply Chain where she led procurement, planning, manufacturing, and distribution, along with supply chain strategy. She moved into Corporate Development as SVP, Business Development Integration to build capability for mergers and acquisitions. Prior to Biogen, Maria was VP, Global Logistics at Merck, where she was responsible for over 130 markets for the second largest pharmaceutical company in the world. Traveling to more than 80 countries, including key emerging markets, she built capability for distribution and channel management. In her earlier leadership roles as VP, Supply Chain at Johnson and Johnson and VP, Global Logistics at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Maria delivered a track record of success. She attributed this success to learning all areas of operations, including manufacturing, planning, logistics, and procurement, from the bottom up, always implementing cutting edge technology to enable world class processes with continuous improvement.
Maria holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Industrial Engineering and English from Rutgers College of Engineering and Douglass College, and an MBA in Pharmaceutical Studies from Fairleigh Dickinson University.