Lily Cortese

Senior Director for Business Development

Lily is responsible for developing and executing transactions with our diverse industry partners, including biotech companies, venture capital, non-profit organizations, governments, and academic institutions regionally to access innovation across J&J’s areas of interest - our pharmaceutical Therapeutic Areas, Consumer and Medical Device Businesses. 

She manages all aspects of the deal process, developing value-creating deal structures, leading term sheet & contract negotiations and driving the business case development & approval process. Lily also provides business and commercial analytics capabilities to the Boston IC team. 

Previously, Lily held the position of Director, Business Operations and Project Management for three and a half years at the J&J Innovation Center in London and was a founding member of the team there. Prior to joining J&J she held various roles in Business Development in both the US and UK at Huntingdon Life Sciences, now Envigo. 

Lily holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School and a BA in psychology from William Paterson University.