Cissy S. Young, PhD

Chief People Officer

Cissy joined Valo in 2020 as Chief People Officer to lead the People & Organization Team, focused on our most valuable asset, the diverse talent at Valo.

Prior to Valo, Cissy was a Managing Director at Russell Reynolds Associates, a global leadership advisory and executive search firm, where she led the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Practice and was a senior member of the Global Biotech & Pharmaceuticals Practice and the Board & CEO Practice, advising on organizational leadership issues for companies undergoing transformational growth and change with innovation.

Prior to Russell Reynolds Associates, Cissy led business development in emerging growth biotech companies backed by blue-chip venture capital investors.

Cissy received her BA in biology from Brown University, her PhD in cancer biology from Columbia University and her MBA in entrepreneurship and strategic management from Pennsylvania State University.