Jennifer Heckman

Vice President, Product Team Leadership at Exelixis

Jennifer Heckman has a strong background in the pharmaceutical industry, with extensive experience in various roles. Jennifer is currently serving as the Vice President of Product Team Leadership at Exelixis since 2022. Before that, Jennifer held positions at Incyte, where they served as an Executive Director of Portfolio and Capacity Management from 2020 to 2022, as well as the Executive Director of Development Operations from 2019 to 2022. Prior to Incyte, they worked as the Senior Director of Clinical Trial Logistics from 2016 to 2019. Jennifer also had experience as a Consultant at TransCelerate BioPharma Inc. in 2016. Jennifer held the position of Head of Operational Excellence, Clinical Development Operations at Shire Pharmaceuticals from 2014 to 2015. Jennifer also served as the Head of Clinical Operations at ViroPharma Incorporated from 2013 to 2014. Jennifer started their career at AstraZeneca, holding various positions including Clinical Program Director, Study Delivery Director, Development Project Manager, and Clinical Program Scientist from 1997 to 2013. Prior to AstraZeneca, Jennifer worked as a Clinical Research Associate/Project Manager at Bio Pharm/IBAH/Omnicare from 1993 to 1997.

Jennifer Heckman received their MBA in Pharmaceutical Marketing from Saint Joseph's University between 1998 and 2000. Prior to that, they obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, which they completed from 1993 to 1997. Additionally, they have obtained several certifications from the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association, including the HBA Everest Award Winner and the HBA Honored Volunteer in 2022, as well as the HBA Rising Star Award Winner in 2021.


Previous companies

TransCelerate BioPharma logo
AstraZeneca logo
Incyte logo
ViroPharma Inc. logo


  • Vice President, Product Team Leadership

    August, 2022 - present

View in org chart