Christy Gaughan is the Head of Business Analytics and Insights for Roche France. She is an accomplished leader, with 20 years’ experience driving profitable business growth through the strategic use of data and analytics. Her team is responsible for all Commercial analytics at Roche France, which includes forecasting, market research, promotional effectiveness, and resource allocation. Prior to this role, Christy was the Senior Director of Marketing Science at Genentech. In that role, her 60-person team leveraged advanced analytics to guide resource allocation decisions. She also led the creation of a Big Data analytical platform for Genentech, which will be used to generate deeper insights. Across her roles, Christy is known to create a culture and an environment that develops strategic thought partners and business leaders.
Most recently, Christy has worked in partnership with HR in updating Genentech/Roche North America HR policies, in updating transgender benefits, as well as reproductive benefits. Previously, she has worked on other initiatives and was passionate about partnering with HR on policies on health insurance benefits. She is also passionate about mentoring other LGBT+ people and is an executive advisor to Genentech’s gPride ERG leadership team. Externally, Christy is involved with Reaching Out (ROMBA), an organization that serves LGBT MBA & graduate students and LGBTQ MBA business professionals. This last year, she has worked on the ROMBA Catalyst Committee, which was organized to decide the future of ROMBA, recommending how they can expand their reach and impact, as well as how the Board should be best structured for these changes. She is also a frequent speaker at LGBT conferences, including ROMBA and Lesbians Who Tech, and was named by Business Insider as one of “The 30 Most Influential LGBT People In Tech” and in The Advocate’s list of “10 Most Innovative Companies and the LGBTs Who Got Them to the Top.”
Prior to Genentech, she worked as a Senior Statistician at IMS Health, the University of Pennsylvania, and Campbell Soup Company. Christy holds an MBA/MS in Healthcare Management and Healthcare Finance, as well as a Masters in Statistics from Temple University. She received her BA in Mathematics from Rowan University. Christy recently moved from San Francisco to Paris with her wife Melissa.
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