Leonard joined Abbott as Divisional Vice President R&D, in February 2009, with the acquisition of Advanced Medical Optics. During his five years with Advanced Medical Optics, he held positions of increasing responsibility in R&D concluding with Executive Vice President R&D. From 1998-2004, Leonard was Chief Executive Officer and a director at a series of privately-held biotechnology companies including Insert Therapeutics (drug delivery), Maret Pharmaceuticals, (drug development) and ACADIA Pharmaceuticals (drug discovery). Prior to joining ACADIA, Leonard held positions in clinical research, marketing and business development over a 15 year career at Allergan, Inc, including Vice President, Business Development, a position he held from 1992 to 1998. Leonard earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology and doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Southern California.