Ken DiPietro

Chief Human Resources Officer

After advising the firm since its early inception, Ken DiPietro formally joined Cerevel Therapeutics in early 2019 as chief human resources officer. He will lead the work to grow, engage and develop all aspects of its people resources, as well as create and install systems to establish a workplace of distinction. Ken brings more than three decades of experience in talent management strategy including career development, recruiting, global operations, and culture transformation.

Prior to joining Cerevel Therapeutics, Ken worked as the chief talent officer for Oak Hill Capital Partners and was also a senior advisor to several Polaris Ventures portfolio companies. Previously, he was a director at InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. after serving as executive vice president of human resources at Biogen. Earlier in his career, Ken held senior human resources roles with Lenovo Group Limited, Microsoft Corporation, and Dell Technologies.

He began his career at PepsiCo, where over a 19-year tenure, he served in a range of human resource and general management positions encompassing different lines of business and across a number of functions, regions, and geographies. Mr. DiPietro earned a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. He sits on the Dean’s Advisory Board at Cornell, the Peer Roundtable, the Boston Posse Advisory Board and advises a small number of technology startups focused on human resource management.