Valerie Stark

BS(Hons), MSc Neuroscience, MBCT, MBCT-D, EYT, Meditation Teacher Formulator, Neuroscientist & Chief Marketing Officer


King’s College London 

Professional Qualifications:

BS(Hons), MSc Neuroscience, MBCT, MBCT-D 

Professional Background

Valerie Stark McQuillan boasts a diverse and impactful career, combining over 15 years in business with a deep involvement in contemplative practices. 

Valerie’s prowess is evident in her qualifications: BS(Hons), MSc in Neuroscience, certifications in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), MBCT for Depression (MBCT-D), and as an Experienced Yoga Teacher (EYT) and Meditation Teacher.

Recognised as one of the Top 30 Female Entrepreneurs by About Time Magazine and a member of the British Neuroscience Association, Valerie’s past roles include Board Director at Bumble, CMO at Badoo, CEO at Huggle, and Regional Director at Novikov Group.

Personal Life

Residing in London, U.K., Valerie is passionate about psychology, contemplative practices, Pilates, weight lifting, bouldering, and food.

Vision and Motivation

Valerie joined Novomins driven by three key motivations: leveraging her research on the human microbiome's impact on cognitive functions, a commitment to advancing women's health, and her extensive experience in brand building with industry giants. She aims to disrupt the vitamin market with tailored solutions for women's health, using her expertise to position Novomins uniquely in the market.