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Sue Liao

Senior Director, Portfolio Management and Business Operations

Sue is the Senior Director of Portfolio Management and Business Operations at the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center in California. In this role, she has responsibility for coordinating the operational management of the Innovation Center, including transactions and project reviews, as well as, planning and executing infrastructure, internal stakeholder, cross IC and external business partner projects.

Previously, Sue was the Head of R&D Clinical Business Operations at Medivation, where she helped to build scalable processes and systems, streamline existing operations, develop key performance metrics, and budgets for all clinical programs. Before that, she held positions of increasing responsibility at The Clorox Company, as the Global Head of Product Supply and Finance Operations, and at Gilead Sciences. She has also held roles within Johnson & Johnson in IT at LifeScan and R&D Strategic Sourcing for J&J’s west coast pharmaceutical companies. Additionally, her breadth of experience includes consulting, acquisition integration, global channel & product management, business development, sales operations, supply chain, business process outsourcing, and systems development for the US Department of Defense and telecommunications industries.

Sue holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.