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The Chase Group Successfully Completes the Appointment of Carla Poulson as Senior Vice President/Chief Human Resources Officer at Akcea Therapeutics

May 18, 2020
After a comprehensive executive search that was filled in less than two months, The Chase Group is pleased to announce the placement of Carla Poulson with the Akcea team in Boston, Massachusetts to lead the organization’s human resource functions, providing execution of HR strategy, programs, policies, and practices. Ms. Poulson comes to Akcea from her most recent role as Vice President, Senior Human Resources Business Partner at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. She brings with her 20 years of experience in human resources in the U.S. and Europe, having held roles that included building and managing company talent, delivering customized programs and services to support overall business strategy. Additionally, Carla provides innovative business solutions and strategic counsel to executive leadership. As a strategic partner working with Damien McDevitt, CEO, Ms. Poulson’s extensive expertise will allow her to develop and deliver effective solutions within Akcea for talent acquisition and management, employee relations, performance management, organizational development, and succession planning. She will translate her knowledge and understanding of the Akcea business culture, growth strategy, and the evolution of the company into practical HR solutions that will position the organization for future success. The Chase Group appreciates the opportunity to connect with high caliber talent in the life sciences with its deep industry engagement of more than 25 years and looks forward to its continued partnership with Akcea Therapeutics and Ionis Pharmaceuticals as they focus on the development and commercialization of products for patients living with serious and rare diseases.

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