Marcella Butler is the Chief People Officer at Impossible Foods and has more than 30 years of experience and executive leadership roles in organizations ranging from start-up ventures to iconic global companies. She has a great passion for and expertise in equipping leaders and teams to maintain alignment, enhance performance, and strengthen culture during critical inflection points. Marcella began her professional career in financial and professional services including positions with Morgan Stanley, McKinsey, and Egon Zehnder. She was the CAO of Sanford C. Bernstein, LLC and COO of Pershing Square Capital.
After 20 years concentrating on financial services, she moved to the technology sector and focused on human resources and organizational development. She spent more than five years at Google in People Operations and in Corporate Development and most recently was SVP of People with Opower, a publicly-traded enterprise software company. Marcella holds a BA, Highest Honors from UNC-Chapel Hill where she was a Morehead-Cain Scholar. She holds a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Her practical work experience is complemented with certification by the International Coaching Federation and fluency in numerous coaching methodologies and assessment tools.