Leslie Yendro brings a strong clinical background and a proven track record of specialty pharmaceutical sales, contracting and management to her role as chief commercial officer.
She oversees commercial strategy, including pipeline analytics, managed care contracting strategy, and business development for specialty pharmacy and specialty distribution.
While managing specialty pharmacy partners for GlaxoSmithKline, Celgene and MedImmune, she gained considerable experience with limited distribution networks in both launch and product maturity phases.
She has a successful track record of establishing partnerships with manufacturers in the orphan and rare disease markets.
Leslie earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Illinois Wesleyan University and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Saint Louis University. She later held clinical and research positions at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
She also earned her MBA certificate from Loyola University in Chicago. She is a guest speaker at various conferences, has authored articles in various specialty pharmacy publications and serves on the education committee for the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy.
Leslie lives in Chicago, loves to travel, and is an avid fan of college football and basketball.