Chief Human Resources Officer
Kellie Sears joined AskBio in September 2020 as CHRO and has responsibility for all aspects of its human capital management, including talent acquisition and administration, leadership development, compensation and benefits, and diversity and inclusion. Ms. Sears has extensive global HR experience and a record of transformational leadership supporting fast-growing companies. She recently served as SVP & Interim Chief Human Resources Officer at Allergan from July 2019 until May 2020 when AbbVie completed its acquisition of the company. Previously, she served as Allergan’s VP, Human Resources Operations since 2014. She also held various HR roles from 2012 through 2014 with Forest Laboratories prior to its acquisition by Allergan. She joined Forest Laboratories from Pfizer, where she spent 13 years in a variety of roles, including leading its Global HR Shared Services function. Previously, her career was focused in financial roles at various companies including Monsanto, Clark Refining & Marketing, and Corporate Express.
Ms. Sears holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from the University of Missouri and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).