Leadership Spotlights

Lucinda Warren
VP Business Development, Neuroscience
Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Lucinda (Cindy) heads the Neuroscience Business Development Team which includes scientific finding, licensing transactions, mergers, acquisition, out licensing, divestitures and alliance management.

With over 24 years of broad industry experience, Lucinda began her Pharma career in Canada. In 1999, she joined the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies and has held various USA and Global roles of increasing responsibilities, including Sales, Marketing, New Product Development, Alliance Management, and Business Development Leadership. Lucinda has been responsibility for the leadership and oversight of some of Janssen's longest and largest global commercial alliances in addition to leading the global integration of Johnson & Johnson's single largest asset REMICADE®, back into the organization in 2011.

Just prior to joining the Janssen Business Development Leadership Team, Lucinda led the Immunology Business Unit in Australia, returning to the USA in 2014 as VP Alliance Management, Janssen, responsible for leading the total Pharmaceutical portfolio of collaborations.

Lucinda received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta, Canada.

Wayne Usie
Senior Vice President & Chief Market Development Officer
JDA Software

Wayne Usie serves as chief market development officer at JDA. In this role, Wayne is responsible for aligning and synchronizing end-to-end support for global sales while driving greater efficiency and growth. Wayne is responsible for bringing together the global functions across Industry Strategy, Value Delivery, Global Alliances, Business Development, Global Sales Operations and the Global Deal Desk to drive company growth.

Prior to this role, Wayne served as senior vice president, Global Industries & Value Delivery, responsible for the global industry strategy across manufacturing, distribution, and retail, and driving JDA's industry strategies along with building the value selling capabilities within the company. In his 16 years at JDA, Wayne has become a trusted advisor to customers worldwide.

Previously, Wayne served as vice president of IT at Family Dollar Stores, Inc., a publicly traded mass merchant discount retailer, and prior to that, he worked in executive positions for a regional retailer and a consulting firm.

Wayne holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.

Mark Noguchi
Vice President
Global Head, Alliance and Asset Management
Global Head, Asia and Emerging Markets Partnering

Mark Noguchi is the Vice President and Global Head, Alliance and Asset Management as well as Global Head, Asia and Emerging Markets Partnering for Roche.

He oversees the Roche staff of Global Alliance Directors, managing over 150 R&D through commercial-stage partnerships with Pharma companies, biotechnology firms, universities, and other healthcare entities, as well as the alliances with Roche Group members Chugai Pharmaceuticals and Foundation Medicine, Inc. Additionally, he manages the out-partnering of commercial and R&D assets.

Mark leads the Roche business development staffs located in Tokyo and Shanghai, seeking partnerships for innovative medicines from Asia countries and emerging markets.

Prior to his current role, Mark held global and regional management positions in Roche business development, portfolio management, pharmaceutical marketing, regulatory affairs, and information technology.

Educated as a zoologist at the University of California, Davis, Mark received his MBA from UCLA's Graduate School of Management.

Russ Cobb
Vice President of Alliances and Channels
SAS Institute

Russ Cobb leads SAS' global partner and channel organization, where he manages a broad partner ecosystem that includes strategic alliance partners, channel resellers and third-party and OEM partners. Cobb helps SAS partners expand their businesses with new business models and solve customer business needs with SAS' leading analytics portfolio.

Cobb has spent more than 15 years in the software industry. Prior to joining SAS, he spent 11 years in management consulting for Marakon Associates and Accenture, where he specialized in corporate and business unit strategy development for multinational clients in a variety of industries.

Throughout his career at SAS, Cobb has held numerous leadership roles related to strategy, marketing, strategic partnerships and business development. Cobb holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BS in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University.