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Janice M. LeCocq, Ph.D.
Collins Mabry & Co., L.L.C.
San Francisco, CA


Dr. Janice M. LeCocq is a partner of  Collins Mabry & Co., L.L.C., a San Francisco based consulting company. Dr. LeCocq is the former Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Gryphon Sciences. Prior to joining Gryphon in December 1994, Dr. LeCocq was Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration at ICOS Corporation in Seattle, Washington, and was previously a General Partner in Corporate Finance at Montgomery Securities, a leading investment banker for emerging growth companies. Dr. LeCocq also serves as a Director of Hyseq, and was previously a Director of ICOS Corporation and Molecular Dynamics.

Education: Ph.D. Anthropology (Stanford University), AB Human Biology (Stanford University).

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Collins Mabry & Co., L.L.C., is a San Francisco based company that provides consulting and advisory services to investors and entrepreneurs in the life sciences and health care industry.  Collins Mabry provide due diligence assistance for potential new investments, strategic positioning and operational assistance for new businesses, and pragmatic, hands-on assistance in problem situations.

Jan LeCocq's Suggested Reading List

Complexity and Creativity in Organizations
by Ralph D Stacey.
1st Edition, Berrett-Koehler, 1996.
Marketing Warfare
by Al Ries & Jack Trout,
New American Library Trade, 1986.
Organizing Genius: The Secrets of Creative
by Warren Bennis & Patricia Ward Biederman,
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1997.
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
by Alfred Lansing,
Carroll & Graf, 1986.

"A novel, but required reading for people who want to be CEO's of start-up companies."

Jan's Personal Favorites

On the Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace
by Donald Kagan,
Anchor Books.

This is a great book with some strong messages that are not only relevant for viewing foreign affairs but also the competitive environment.

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robb.gif (9155 bytes) Midnight in Sicily
by Peter Robb,
Vintage Books. 

A stunning book about southern Italy...a devastating account of the impact of organized crime in Italy from about 1940 to the present and wonderful, colorful descriptions of the food, cities, people, art, and ancient history.

Corelli's Mandolin: A Novel
by Louis De Bernieres,
Vintage Books, 1995.

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