Lucy Lu joined Toft Group Executive Search in 2017 as Senior Vice President, where she is focused on building and developing leadership teams for our clients in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lucy has more than 30 years of biotech industry experience and is enthusiastic about applying her expertise to help build many successful healthcare companies. She was most recently the Chief Commercial Officer for iNDx Lifecare Inc. – a point-of-care Dx device startup. From 2008 to 2014, Lucy served as Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at Crescendo Bioscience Inc. During her six years at Crescendo, she helped raise $90M in venture funding, supported the development and commercialization of a novel rheumatoid arthritis test and was instrumental in Crescendo’s acquisition by Myriad Genetics for $270M in early 2014.
Prior to joining Crescendo, Lucy served as Vice President, Technology Management. She was head of the U.S. Chief Technology Office for Roche Diagnostics for five years, where she built a global team focusing on life sciences, diabetes care, centralized and molecular diagnostics technology scouting and assessment to support corporate strategic planning and M&A. Additionally, Lucy has held various Life Sciences marketing and product development positions at Roche Applied Sciences and PE Applied Biosystems (now Thermo Fisher Scientific). In her early career, she devoted 10 years to drug R&D at Genentech (now Roche) and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Lucy is currently a board member of Life Science Angels and also serves as the chair of its member education program to provide LSA members with deep angel investment knowledge to build their successful investment portfolios.
Lucy holds a BS degree in Botany from National Taiwan University in Taiwan, an MS degree in Plant Biology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from St. Mary’s College at Moraga, California.