Saundra Pelletier

Chief Executive Officer

Saundra Pelletier has served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Executive Director of Evofem Biosciences since February 2015, and as interim Chair of the Board since November 2021. She has been responsible for the company’s growth and evolution, led Evofem’s transition to the public market in January 2018, and led multiple equity financing rounds which have raised over $500 million.

In her more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Ms. Pelletier has launched pharmaceutical brands worldwide and expanded indications on female healthcare brands in multiple countries. Her experience includes a comprehensive range of women’s healthcare products, cardiovascular, pain management and sleep therapies, and medical devices. She has had oversight and accountability for Sales, Marketing, Operations, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Manufacturing, Customer Service, Business Development and Strategic Partnerships.

Prior to Evofem, Ms. Pelletier served as Executive Director at Woman Care Global, launching a sustainable supply chain providing access to reproductive healthcare in low- and middle-income countries. She is a published author, keynote speaker, executive coach and staunch advocate for innovation in women’s healthcare.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Pelletier was Global Franchise Leader for G.D. Searle, where she managed a $250 million business unit overseeing worldwide partnerships. She successfully moved up the corporate ladder, starting as a top performing sales representative, sales trainer, managed care leader, national sales director, domestic and international marketing, vice president of global markets, chief strategy officer, chief executive officer and board chair.

She is a Director of TRACON Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on novel targeted therapeutics for cancer, where she serves as the chair of the Governance/Nomination Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee. 

Ms. Pelletier has appeared at TEDx San Diego, Harvard School of Public Health, Davos World Economic Forum, the Clinton Global Initiative, MAKERS Conference, Women Deliver, University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, University of Oregon’s Lundquist School of Business and University of California, San Diego. She was named as a New Champion for Reproductive Health by the United Nations Foundation, awarded the Athena San Diego’s Pinnacle Award for Life Sciences, named 2019 Businesswoman of the Year by the San Diego Business Journal, and named to Inc. Magazine’s 2020 Female Founders 100 List.