Joanne Protano

Senior Vice President Finance, New Ventures

Joanne Protano joined Flagship Pioneering in 2015. She oversees the financial and administrative operations of VentureLabs companies and provides guidance on financial planning, cash flow management, capital structure and financings, corporate governance, accounting and finance infrastructure and operations.

Joanne has 25 years of experience in finance and accounting, including 18 years in senior management roles in publicly traded companies. From 2007 until joining Flagship, Joanne was the vice president finance, chief financial officer and treasurer of Novelos Therapeutics, Inc. (now Cellectar Biosciences). Prior to Novelos, from 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.

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Joanne Protano