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Leslie Lippard

Associate Director, Pipeline and Portfolio Planning




Leslie is an Associate Director with Genentech’s Research and Early Development Pipeline and Portfolio Planning Group, based in South San Francisco, CA. Since joining Genentech in 2014, she has split her time between working on product development strategy, portfolio analytics, and organizational change initiatives.

Prior to joining Genentech, she was an entrepreneur (Codornices Consulting, SageSpring Partners), a market researcher (AlphaDetail, now IQVIA), a strategy consultant (SDG) and an Engineer (Xerox, Spectra Physics).
She has a BS in Physics from Caltech and an MBA from the University of Oregon and is a frequent speaker at the annual Decision Analysis Affinity Group Conference.

She currently serves as vice-president of the Society for Decision Professionals and on the board of the Pacific Association of Women Martial Artists (PAWMA). When she is not in the office or on the phone, she can be found swimming, teaching kids judo or keeping bees on her roof.