As a Partner on the Healthcare Services team at Deerfield, Leslie works with a variety of healthcare services and healthcare information technology companies that are both current and potential investment partners. Before joining Deerfield in 2005, Leslie was co-manager of an ING branded healthcare hedge fund she launched in 2000. Prior to that she spent eleven years in the investment banking, high yield research and equity research departments at Furman Selz and ING, where she focused exclusively on companies in the healthcare arena. In these roles Leslie developed wide ranging experience in executing M&A transactions, structuring debt and equity financings for both public and private companies and analyzing company potential through the lens of public investors. She also spent two years as a member of the national healthcare consulting practice of Price Waterhouse.
Leslie serves on the boards of select Deerfield portfolio companies and is a member of the Polsky Council affiliated with the University of Chicago. She graduated with High Honors with a B.A. in Economics from Wesleyan University, and earned her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago