Jen “JB” Braly is a hands-on transformation executive with a proven track record of driving large-scale change. Most recently, she was the Vice President, Program Office for Moderna during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reporting directly to the Chief Digital and Technology Officer, JB helped the company grow from a pre-commercial research start-up with less than 1,000 US employees and no revenue to a $20 Billion global enterprise with over 4,500 employees. There needs to be an operations and logistics business case on Moderna because JB’s stories from behind the scenes are wild.
JB is an absolute force of nature with a very impressive resume. Air Force Captain, project manager, lean guru, Poets & Quants “100 Best & Brightest Executive MBA,” and the 1st and only EMBA to receive MIT’s “Graduate Women of Excellence Award.” In addition to all her success, she is also a really cool and fun person. I loved this conversation.
If you are interested in knowing what it was like managing one of the largest and fastest product rollouts in human history or what it’s like doing an Executive MBA at a top business school, then you’ll want to listen to this episode.
(2:35) AI productivity tools for project managers.
(13:01) Moderna and the COVID-19 response.
(29:39) Working with brilliant classmates in EMBA programs.
(46:35) Advice for people thinking about an EMBA program.
(1:04:05) Rapid fire questions.