Sharon Kaiser serves as Chief Information Officer (CIO) at New England Biolabs (NEB), a global Life Sciences company headquartered in Ipswich, MA. Prior to that, she served as CIO at Abiomed, a Medical Device manufacturer in Danvers, MA. Sharon has deep experience and understanding in the challenges with overseeing Global Information Technology in complex, highly regulated industries.
In addition to the Life Sciences field, Ms. Kaiser built her extensive knowledge of SAP, technology and operations management in several industries, including Medical Device, Manufacturing, Retail, Financial and Credit Card Services and Petroleum Industries. In 2014, Ms. Kaiser was honored as a recipient of the 2014 CIO of the Year Award for Healthcare / Life Sciences by the Boston Business Journal.
She is recognized as a successful leader for effectively managing international initiatives, simplifying complex operating environments with multi-faceted issues, leading business process improvements initiatives, incorporating effective change management practices and managing enterprise development activities to affect bottom-line results.
Ms. Kaiser holds an MBA, with an emphasis in Finance, from Oklahoma State University and a BSBA in Information Technology from the University of Arkansas. She is a frequent speaker on Information Technology and SAP. She is an avid hiker and spends many of her weekends in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She is also a long term volunteer in her local community.
Outside of NEB, Ms. Kaiser has served as the Market Leader for the Americas SAP User Group’s (ASUG) Small and Medium Enterprise Special Interest Group and on the SAP ASUG Board of Directors. She is also a member of the HMG Boston CIO Advisory Group.