Chief Accounting Officer
Marella Thorell, has served as our Chief Accounting Officer since April 2021 and previously served as Head of Finance. Prior to that, Marella was the Chief Financial Officer of Palladio Biosciences, leading their finance operations and capital strategy and execution.
Before joining Palladio, Marella served in various capacities at Realm Therapeutics, PLC, (Nasdaq: RLM), including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director. In this role, she led accounting and financial reporting operations and helped transition Realm’s focus to drug development following a strategic overhaul. She was also responsible for divesting domestic and international operating businesses and in-licensing and out-licensing assets.
Earlier in her career Marella worked for Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) in finance and operational roles of increasing responsibility and at Ernst & Young, LLP where she earned a C.P.A.
Marella serves on the Boards of Essa Pharm (Nasdaq: EPIX) and Vallon Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: VLON), where she chairs the Audit Committee. She also sits on the Board of Living Beyond Breast Cancer (lbbc.org).
Marella earned a BS in Business from Lehigh University, magna cum laude.