Ann Mead is an experienced biotech operations consultant with broad-based capabilities in facilities management, business process design, project management, contract administration and human resources. She was previously the Sr. Director of Adminstration at Medivation, Inc., an early stage therapuetics company with drug candidates in Phase 3 clinical trials for Alzheimer’s Disease and prostate cancer. Responsible for Facilities, Human Resources and Contract Administration, she helped grow the company from 30 to 110 employees, inaugurated full HR services, and managed three office expansions, including lease negotiation for a 64,000 sf office space. Prior to her work at Medivation, Ms. Mead provided operational management consulting to CoMentis, Inc., Corra Life Sciences and other Bay Area biotech companies. Ms. Mead is recognized for being highly resourceful in developing cost-efficient, scalable business infrastructure, and for exceptional skill at creating cross-functional collaboration in fluid, high intensity environments.
Prior to her work in biotech, Ms.Mead was a Vice President at Bank of America in the Capital Markets area. She managed financial products contract negotiating teams in London and San Francisco and was responsible for a $4 billion international loan portfolio. She also served as a key leader in a $1.5 billion debt restructuring for the Republic of Costa Rica, for which she devised and coordinated efficient operational procedures for 500 international banks, the World Bank, the IMF, the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Central Bank of Costa Rica. Ms. Mead played an ongoing role in developing bank-wide trading, operations and documentation policies and practices, improving business processes and work flows, and enhancing cross-functional communication. She also worked in Human Resources at Bank of America and at Goldman Sachs in New York, where she gained experience in recruiting, compensation and employee relations.
Ms. Mead has served on a number of non-profit boards and working committees, including BayBio NEST, Women Leaders in Healthcare and Technology and New Langton Arts. She received an MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a BA in Comparative Literature and Russian Language from UC Berkeley, where she was a Rhodes scholarship nominee.