Head of External Innovation
Johnson and Johnson Vision
Why I'm a JPAL
I get truly inspired by creativity, ideas and watching passionate driven people accomplish their dreams. If my 34 years in healthcare can be of value to provide even the smallest amount of support to today's innovators, I'm ALL IN!
Leonard joined Johnson & Johnson, in February 2017 with the acquisition of Abbott Medical Optics and is currently the Head of External Innovation for J&J Vision, responsible for identifying and sourcing third party innovation. For 8 years, prior to joining JNJ, Leonard was Divisional Vice President, R&D at Abbott Medical Optics by virtue of Abbott’s acquisition of Advanced Medical Optics. During his five years with Advanced Medical Optics, Leonard held positions of increasing responsibility in R&D leadership, concluding with Executive Vice President R&D. From 1998-2004, Leonard was Chief Executive Officer and a director at a series of privately-held biotechnology companies including Insert Therapeutics (drug delivery), Maret Pharmaceuticals, (drug development) and ACADIA Pharmaceuticals (drug discovery). Prior to joining ACADIA, Leonard held positions in clinical research, marketing and business development over a 15 year career at Allergan, Inc, including Vice President, Business Development, a position he held from 1992 to 1998. Leonard earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology and doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Southern California.
"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it."
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