The Journey Of A Biotech CFO With Kelly MacDonald, CFO Dynavax Technologies

Secrets of Rockstar CFOs

20-02-2024 • 40 mins

A massive part of CFO success is being in a company whose values and mission you deeply resonate with. That is the case with today's guest, who took her expertise to help a biotech company do its share in tackling a global pandemic. In this episode, Kelly MacDonald, CFO of Dynavax Technologies Corporation, discusses the pivotal moments in her career. She talks about the value of both a CPA and an MBA, and the importance of mentors in shaping her professional growth. Kelly shares how she redefines the role of the CFO, emphasizing the strategic importance of the finance organization. She talks about her unique partnership with Dynavax's CEO and how their collaboration contributes to the company's success. Gain valuable insights into the dynamic world of biotech finance, including the challenges and opportunities faced by CFOs in the evolving landscape. Whether you're aspiring to a CFO role, interested in the biotech industry, or seeking inspiration for professional growth, Kelly's journey offers valuable lessons and perspectives. Tune in to discover the intersection of finance, strategy, and leadership in the ever-changing world of biotechnology.

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