PLOS is pleased to announce that Jenny Machida has joined the PLOS Board of Directors, effective October 21, 2016. “Jenny’s deep business knowledge with a focus on strategy, growth and organization performance will greatly contribute to PLOS as we strive to build a better publishing experience for authors in 2017 and beyond,” said Board Chairman Gary Ward. “We are delighted that she is joining our Board of Directors and look forward to benefiting from her depth and breadth of experience.”
Machida received her BA summa cum laude from Yale University and earned an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley. Machida is currently a Managing Director at IMB Development Corporation, a private equity investment and operating firm. Prior to IMB, she co-founded and led business development at a medical technology start-up company called Sevident and helped to build out an academic research and advisory center at Columbia University focused on advancing diversity in higher education. Machida was also a Principal at Booz & Co. and a Principal and Co-founder of the Healthcare and Diversity & Inclusion practice areas at Katzenbach Partners.