Mary L. LeBlanc
President and Principal Consultant, Bridger Val Associates LLC
Advisory Board, Easton Technology Management Center at the UCLA Anderson School of Management
Board of Trustees, Homeless Solutions, Inc.
Mary is currently President and Principal Consultant for Bridger Val Associates LLC, specializing in CIO leadership development and strategic consulting services. She serves on the Advisory board for the Easton Technology Management Center at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and on the Board of Trustees for Homeless Solutions, Inc.
As a former Chief Information Officer in multiple global environments and industries, including Pharmaceuticals, Hospitality, Agribusiness, Oil & Gas and Chemicals, Mary is well positioned to support companies who are interested in understanding the impact of technology on their business, operating in global environments, facing diversity challenges and/or who are undergoing significant changes, mergers, acquisitions or other disruptions to their business model.
Mary has a Bachelor's degree in Human Biology from Stanford University and an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.
Mary was the Global Pharma CIO for Novartis Pharmaceuticals based in Basel, Switzerland, where she drove several significant digital health initiatives.
Before joining Novartis, Mary was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Avis Budget Group.
During her tenure, her accomplishments included the successful implementation of IT outsourcing initiatives for infrastructure and application support as well as the introduction of major new eCommerce, HR and financial systems platforms.
Mary's experience in information technology also includes senior level IT positions at Pfizer/Pharmacia, BASF and American Cyanamid where she had a strong record of developing business focused global IT teams as well as leading change and integration initiatives through multiple acquisitions.