Joanne Protano joined Rubius as Vice President of Finance in May 2017 and was promoted in October 2018, to Senior Vice President of Finance & Operations. Joanne brings to Rubius more than 25 years of experience in finance and accounting, including 18 years in senior management roles in publicly traded companies. Prior to joining Rubius, she served as the SVP Finance, New Ventures at Flagship Pioneering where she oversaw the financial and administrative operations of VentureLabs companies and provided guidance on financial planning, cash flow management, capital structure and financings, corporate governance, accounting and finance infrastructure and operations. From 2007 until joining Flagship, Joanne was the Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Novelos Therapeutics, Inc. (now Cellectar Biosciences). Prior to Novelos, she held various senior management roles with Ascential Software, Inc. and predecessor companies until Ascential’s acquisition by IBM, including Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Ascential Software division of Informix Software and Corporate Controller of Ardent Software. Joanne began her career at Deloitte & Touche LLP where she was an audit manager serving technology and healthcare clients.
Joanne holds a B.S. in business administration from Bryant College.