President and Chief Executive Officer
Jennifer joined BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) in 2011 and took over leadership of the organization in 2012. Prior to joining BVGH, Jennifer worked for Roche as an Alliance Director in South San Francisco at the Genentech site. She has 20+ years of broad-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology experience, including negotiation and structuring of deals, and management of global discovery and commercial alliances. Jennifer began her career as a sales representative in Canada working in a variety of positions for Parke Davis/Pfizer and Genentech. Following the acquisition of Genentech Canada by Roche, Jennifer held a number of senior management positions in marketing, life cycle management, global product strategy, business development, and alliance management at Roche and Genentech in Canada, Switzerland, New Jersey, and South San Francisco. Jennifer co-founded Sound Biotechnology, and prior to that, served as Vice President, Business Development, Marketing, and Sales at CombiMatrix Corporation in Washington.
Jennifer graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a BSc, and she received her MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University.