Sheila is a pioneer, trend-spotter and change agent who uses her business wisdom to prepare individuals, teams, functions, divisions and organizations for future realities. She brings over 25 years of leadership and coaching, both in the US and Europe, for health care and consumer products organizations. Her thought partnership in the areas of business transformation and innovation have propelled many organization to take the first steps to achieve new levels of success, design with the consumer/patient in mind so that they are competitive in today’s world.
As an expert in both business transformation and innovation, Sheila works with CEOs and Founders, senior level executives and department managers to develop their 21st century business strategies and approaches to innovation. Her extensive global business background, strategic mindset, unique ability to inspire and catalyze, along with a 21st century leadership style, distinguish her in this unique business advisor role. Her specialties include working with small to mid-size pioneering companies, as well as multi-national businesses who want to accelerate time to market and provide high value products to consumers. Her clients include Fortune 50 organizations that are mature and have a well-defined market share to start-up firms where rapid change and fierce competition are constant companions.
Broad Leadership Expertise
Recently Sheila served as the Global Head of Strategic Innovation for Roche/Genentech. Her work focused on driving paradigm-shifting changes to drug development, employee engagement and health that are required to ensure a healthy, thriving, sustainable future for patients and the healthcare industry. Sheila’s career spans senior leadership roles in Innovation, Acquisitions and Integration, Product Development, Operations, Distribution and Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Quality. Her track record includes starting up and institutionalizing the portfolio and project management organization at i3Logic/Statprobe and enabling Pepsi/Frito-Lay to work in self-managed teams and integrate the use of digital technology to ensure quality and cost management.
Along with advising, Sheila provides one-on-one coaching to senior leaders. Sheila is a Board member for Future State and Interaction Associates. She is an Innovator-in-Residence/client advisor for Future State, Spring Board, Launch Pad Central, Nine Sigma and Gaping Void, serving as a thought partner on their most complex, gaming changing projects. Sheila is sought after on the speaker circuit where she shares her thoughts on 21st century leadership, patient-centered design, health trends and practices, collaborative platforms, working out loud and simple approaches to increase transformational effectiveness. She recently served as the President of the Health Care Business Women’s Association for the San Francisco Bay Area and continues to serve on their Executive Board.
Boeringer Ingelheim, Amgen, Atara, Roche, Genentech, Pepsi, Gatorade, PG&E, Jimmy Johns, Future State, Nine Sigma, Launch Pad Central, Spring Board, San Francisco School Systems, Ann Arbor School Systems
Education and Certification
Sheila holds a BA in Liberal Arts in Foreign Affairs with minors in Business and French from University of Cincinnati; and MS in Statistics and Quantitative Analysis from Southern Connecticut University; as well as Certificates in Executive Coaching, Drug Development and Regulatory Science, Organizational Design, Design Thinking, Operational Excellence/Lean, Instructional Design and Systems Life Cycle Development.