Collection of candid advice from women VCs
Fund's investment verticals: healthcare, pharmaceutical and biotechnology.
Leslie Henshaw is a Partner at Deerfield, and works with a variety of healthcare services, healthcare information technology and medical device 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 11 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 graduated with High Honors from Wesleyan University, and she earned her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.