VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT, HARPOON THERAPEUTICS
South San Francisco, California, United States
Rachael is responsible for spearheading the company’s corporate strategy and business development activities. She brings nearly 20 years of experience in corporate and commercial strategy, business development and commercial operations. Most recently, as VP of Product & Marketing for Bruin Biometrics, she led the commercialization of SEM Scanner® , and drove ongoing R&D collaborations and partnerships. From 2010 through the approvals of Kyprolis™ and Stivarga™ and its acquisition by Amgen in October 2013, Ms. Lester served as Global Head of Strategic Asset Management at Onyx Pharmaceuticals, where she was responsible for portfolio management, strategic finance, sell-side corporate development, and strategy & innovation initiatives. At Deloitte Consulting, she held a leading role in the Life Sciences Strategy & Operations practice, as a thought leader and advisor to biotech clients on growth strategy, M&A, and new product planning & commercialization. Ms. Lester received a B.A. in neuroscience from University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)
Tuesday, June 15
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