Mike Fitzgerald has over 23 years of experience leading successful and effective teams. Prior to joining Adverum, Mr. Fitzgerald was the senior vice president, global human resources for ZELTIQ Aesthetics (now Allergan). Prior to ZELTIQ, he served as the executive vice president, global human resources for Cepheid, a leading company in molecular diagnostics, where he was responsible for devising and implementing the company’s human capital strategy and associated programs. Before joining Cepheid, he served as the senior vice president of global human resources at Verigy, Ltd (now a part of Advantest Corp.). Prior to Verigy, Mr. Fitzgerald was vice president of human resources at Varian, Inc. (acquired by Agilent Technologies), and prior to that, he held various HR roles culminating in becoming the global director of HR strategy and planning for Vodafone Group, plc.
Mr. Fitzgerald earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, a master’s degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the University of London’s London School of Economics and Political Science, a master’s in Management at McGill University in Montreal, Canada as part of the International Masters in Practicing Management Program (IMPM), and a postgraduate diploma in applied social studies at Trinity College, Dublin. In addition, he completed the master’s degree in the Social Innovation program at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.