Kara Thornton has served as Sr. Director, Head of Human Resources since July 2019.
Kara has over 20 years of Human Resources experiences in Life Sciences including Pharmaceutical, Biomedical, Consumer, Nutraceuticals and Medical Device. She has led both domestic and global Human Resources teams serving as a strategic HR business partner across all functions. Prior to joining Neuronetics, Kara was Head of Human Resources for the US branded pharmaceutical business at Sun Pharma where she supported the commercial and enabling businesses across 5 therapeutic areas.
Kara spent the large portion of her career at DSM, a global life and material sciences organization based in the Netherlands from 2008 – 2018. There, she spent 10 years in various roles of increasing levels of responsibilities across four business units including, Director, Human Resources in Pharmaceutical Products; Sr. Director Human Resources, Shared Services; Head of Human Resources, Biomedical; and Sr. Director, Human Resources, North America Region.
Prior to joining DSM, Kara held HR Business Partner positions at Johnson and Johnson, Bayer and Daiichi Sankyo. Kara holds a BA degree from Cabrini University in Communications and History.