Equal parts data lover, marketing maverick, and strategy whisperer, Janelle, vice president of marketing & innovation for OLIKA, is a passionate leader who connects consumer insights to unique growth opportunities. She joined Amyris in August 2021 through the acquisition of OLIKA, where she’s been working since early 2020.
Before joining OLIKA, she worked for Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health, leading iconic brands such as Neutrogena, Clean & Clear, Aveeno, and BabyCenter with category disrupting innovation and communication messages for both local and global markets. Before her time at J&J, Janelle led many industry firsts, including 360-marketing activations anchored in virtual digital experiences during her time at MTV Networks. She started her career at Gap as a sales and inventory planning analyst.
Proud to be a Wild-verine, she holds a BS from Northwestern University and an MBA from the University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Janelle currently resides in the Bay Area, where she grew up. If you are within a 100-mile radius, you can hear her laugh while she enjoys hiking, local dining, and practicing stoicism. She is also a novice voice-over artist hoping to one day fulfill her ultimate dream of voicing a cartoon character.