Mark Hernon joined Rubius as Chief Information Officer in September of 2021, bringing nearly 35 years of experience in information technology and strategic leadership, including 20 years leading high-performing IT functions at biotech and pharma companies. As CIO, he oversees enterprise IT strategy and operations for Rubius.
Mark joined from digIT strategy, LLC, where he served as Principal and consulted to CIOs, management teams, boards and investors on enterprise digital and IT strategy. Before that, Mark was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Biogen, where he led the successful revamp of its IT organization across 460 employees. Before joining Biogen, Mark spent nine years with Takeda Pharmaceuticals in roles including Regional CIO for the Americas and Global Head of R&D, QA and HR Systems, and Global Head of R&D Site Strategy and Operations, where he led the global transformation of Takeda’s R&D footprint. Prior to his role with Takeda, Mark spent seven years with Millennium Pharmaceuticals as CIO and VP Operations, leading strategic initiatives to streamline the organization, align with the business, and ultimately manage the group’s transition through the acquisition of Millennium by Takeda.
Mark holds a BS and MS in Industrial and Management Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an MBA from the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.