Dr. Pieper has over 20 years of healthcare experience and a decade of experience advising clients in the life sciences, ranging from those in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical technology sectors to academic institutions, research institutes and other not-for-profit organizations.  For the past ten years prior to founding Pieper & Associates, Dr. Pieper was a consultant in the life sciences practices of several global executive search firms, most recently as a Managing Director in a public company’s Life Sciences Practice. Earlier, she practiced medicine for a decade, while also serving as a medical director and founder of the evidence-based medicine program at a large multi-specialty group practice during that period.  She currently serves on the Advisory Council of The Gladstone Institutes, a nonprofit biomedical research foundation based in San Francisco. Dr. Pieper holds an M.D. degree from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where she went on to complete residency training. She also has an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).


Over the last decade, Dr. Pieper’s consulting work has spanned a wide range of professional assignments, including the recruitment of board directors and executive leadership for companies ranging from early-stage, venture-backed companies to global corporations, as well as for not-for-profit, research-based organizations.  She works on both senior-level business and R&D assignments.  Dr. Pieper also has experience in building advisory boards, as well as in both U.S. and global management appraisals. 

PIEPER | MORIARTY was formed by Lisa R. Pieper, MD, MBA and Mary F. Moriarty, MBA to serve the strategic organizational needs of clients in healthcare and the life sciences.  Under their leadership, PIEPER | MORIARTY focuses on executive-level and board recruitment, including both governance and advisory boards, as well as on organizational and leadership advisory services, ranging from organizational design and strategy to management team "build outs" and other leadership services. 

... advising clients at the intersection of science, medicine and businessTM


Our Approach…

PIEPER | MORIARTY customizes its approach to each assignment, allowing us to address the specific needs of a client at a given point in time. The approach we design for each assignment is shared with our clients at the outset, in order to ensure alignment around our collective objectives. While we enjoy a robust professional network, which we leverage whenever appropriate, we approach each assignment from the perspective of “what does a client or a company need,” rather than “whom do we know,” which we believe distinguishes us as a firm. Our approach consequently requires an understanding of the context within which our clients operate, as well as a flexible team that possesses a variety of skills, knowledge and experiences to deploy in delivering leadership solutions that will position a client for success. We consequently select the specific resources and team members best suited to each assignment, customizing our approach to each project. As clients and their organizations evolve, so does our team and our approach, which in turn allows us to deliver solutions tailored to meet our clients’ specific needs, even those we have served over the course of time.