Prominent Life Sciences Executive Brings 30 Years of Supply Chain
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cloudleaf,
Inc., an emerging leader in digital supply chain solutions, today
announced that Maria Nieradka has joined its corporate Board of Advisors.
Ms. Nieradka is among the most accomplished figures in life-sciences
supply chain management, with a career marked by senior executive
positions at Biogen, Merck, Johnson and Johnson, and Bristol Myers
At Biogen, Ms. Nieradka served as Senior Vice President, Global Supply
Chain, with global end to end supply chain responsibility and a focus on
delivering new product launches and supplying existing products to
customers. Her responsibilities at Biogen included global procurement,
planning, manufacturing and distribution, along with supply chain
Prior to Biogen, Ms. Nieradka was Vice President, Global Logistics, at
Merck, where she was responsible for more than 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 Vice President, Supply Chain, at
Johnson and Johnson and Vice President, Global Logistics, at
Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ms. Nieradka focused on all areas of operations,
including manufacturing, planning, logistics, and procurement.
The founder of Three Lions Consulting, LLC, she serves as Advisory Board
Member for Awesome, an organization started in 2013 which focuses on
achieving women’s excellence in supply chain operations, management, and
education. She also serves as a Member of the Executive Advisory Board
(EAB) for SCM World, a Gartner Company based in London. The EAB is
comprised of an exclusive group of the most influential global
operations executives from the world’s leading companies, with the
purpose of developing, promoting, and progressing the discipline of
supply chain management, encouraging current and future leaders to make
a greater impact not only on the organizations they work for but on the
wider society. Additionally, Ms. Nieradka currently serves as Member of
the Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Board.
Ms. Nieradka 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.
“Cloudleaf has already achieved notable success in the life sciences
industry, delivering unprecedented supply-chain visibility and return on
investment to a major pharmaceutical customer,” said Ms. Nieradka. “I am
confident that Cloudleaf is fully capable of becoming the most impactful
provider to the global life sciences industry.”
“Maria has an extraordinary track record in life sciences supply chain,
as well as mergers and acquisitions” said Cloudleaf Chief Executive
Officer Mahesh Veerina. “She is truly one of the leading lights in her
industry, having led large complex organizations, aligned customer and
supply chain priorities and delivered tremendous results. She will be an
invaluable contributor as Cloudleaf works to convert its initial success
into market leadership in the life sciences industry.”
Cloudleaf is the developer of the Cloudleaf Visibility Index™, designed
to be the industry-standard gauge of visibility, efficiency and
responsiveness for supply chains in every industry.
The Cloudleaf Visibility Index™ captures real-time product flow data
within and between facilities. Combined with cloud-based solutions to
pull data from the Edge, Cloudleaf has the unrivaled capability to
deliver a 100% visible Supply Chain to its enterprise customers.
Cloudleaf’s mission is to create significant value across the end-to-end
supply chain network by dramatically increasing visibility of product
flow and condition. Customers increase revenues, reduce material losses
and enhance the reliability of operations.
Our supply chain Visibility Platform delivers complete, real-time views
and insights across the eco-system from suppliers through production and
distribution to customers. Using IoT, AI/ML and advanced analytics, our
cloud software creates a digital model of the supply chain and processes
billions of events per second to deliver diagnostic and predictive
insights in real-time for location, condition, utilization and anomaly
detection. Cloudleaf is empowering world leading companies in
pharmaceuticals, food & beverage and advanced manufacturing with
significant ROI and millions in savings.
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