CARY, NC (June 18, 2024) – Verdesian Life Sciences, a leading nutrient use efficiency company, announced the appointment of Wendy Shusko as the company’s chief financial officer. In her role, Shusko will oversee corporate finance, financial planning and analysis, tax, accounting, internal audit, and risk management.

“We’re excited that Wendy has joined the Verdesian team,” said Clare Doyle, chief executive officer, Verdesian Life Sciences. “Wendy’s leadership and expertise will be a major asset to us as we continue to grow our business globally.”

Shusko brings over 35 years of experience in financial leadership to Verdesian. Most recently, she held the position of chief executive officer and chief financial officer of STATinMED, a data and insight organization helping life sciences companies discover solutions to unique challenges.

She began her career with Shire Pharma, holding multiple financial leadership roles before advancing to become President and CEO of WellSpring Pharmaceutical. With three decades of experience, she has demonstrated success as a seasoned financial executive, including extensive work with Private Equity backed companies leading profitable organic growth and merger & acquisition initiatives. Additionally, Shusko serves as a board member of privately held Sheffield Pharmaceuticals.

Shusko attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Rutgers University, studying accounting.

She will be based out of the company’s Cary, NC office.

About Verdesian
Founded in 2012, Verdesian Life Sciences offers patented biological, nutritional, fertilizer enhancers, seed treatment and inoculant technologies for high-value specialty crops, row crops, and turf and ornamental markets. Verdesian’s plant-health products, nutritional catalysts and seed treatments/inoculants help growers farm more efficiently to maximize yields. Verdesian’s technologies answer the needs facing agriculture including increasing pressures on food demand, supply and food safety. Verdesian remains committed to the research and development of environmentally sustainable products. Further information about Verdesian is available at

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