Kristine Figueroa, VP, Human Resources, joined Maravai LifeSciences in June 2017. Kristine leads organizational development and oversees an HR team that manages compensation, benefits, talent acquisition and business partner support for each of the Maravai businesses. Kristine has over 25 years of progressive experience and a variety of HR leadership roles in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and high technology markets, among companies both privately and publicly held. Prior to Maravai, Kristine was Senior Director, Human Resources at XIFIN, a healthcare IT firm operating in the laboratory medicine and radiology markets. Prior to XIFIN, as VP, Human Resources, Kristine spent over five years at Sangart, an early-stage biotechnology company focused on oxygen-therapeutic agents. Kristine gained much of her experience with health care mergers and acquisitions, and change management at Dura Pharmaceuticals, Elan Pharmaceuticals, Kintera, and SGX Pharmaceuticals, each of which was acquired. Kristine holds a M.S. in Human Resources Management and is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), Global Remuneration Professional (GRP) and Lean Six Sigma – Black Belt.