Toft Group Executive Search, a global life sciences and healthcare executive recruiting firm, today announced that Lucy Lu has joined the leadership team.  As Senior Vice President, Lucy will support Toft Group’s entrepreneurial, rapidly growing clients in northern California.

“We are thrilled to have Lucy Lu as the newest member of our experienced team based in San Francisco. She brings 25+ years of biotech industry experience to the role, having personally served in executive level roles for growing companies including Roche Diagnostics, Crescendo Biosciences, and Genentech,” commented Robin Toft, President & CEO of Toft Group. “Lucy is incredibly skilled at building life science executive teams, and she represents an important addition to better serve our valued customers seeking top tier talent for their growth stage companies.”

Before joining Toft Group, Lucy was the Chief Commercial Officer for iNDx Lifecare Inc., a point-of-care diagnostic startup, and SVP of Corporate and Business Development at Crescendo Bioscience Inc. She previously served as the Head of the U.S. Chief Technology Office for Roche Diagnostics, based in California and Basel, Switzerland. Additionally, Lucy 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 and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Lucy is currently a board member of Life Science Angels (LSA). She is also the chairperson of its member education program to provide LSA members with deep angel investment knowledge to build their successful investment portfolios.