Luis is a co-founder of Dermira and serves as our Chief Development Officer. In this role, Luis oversees Manufacturing and Research and Development. He has nearly 30 years of product development and portfolio management experience. Prior to joining Dermira, Luis served as Vice President, Head of Global Prescription Development at Stiefel, a GSK company, and was Senior Vice President Portfolio Planning and Management at Stiefel Laboratories prior to its acquisition by GlaxoSmithKline, Inc. He also held leadership roles in portfolio management and product development at Connetics and Theravance, Inc. as well as various positions in manufacturing and research and development at Genentech, Inc.
Luis holds a B.S. in biochemistry from San Francisco State University.