Leslie S. Heisz joined the Boards of Directors of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. in January 2015 and serves on the Audit and Compliance Committee and the Finance Committee. Ms. Heisz has extensive senior-level investment banking experience, advising C-suite executives and boards of directors on complex matters, including business strategy, mergers, acquisitions, financial restructurings, capital structure, and debt and equity financings.
Ms. Heisz held senior roles at Lazard, Wasserstein Perella, and Salomon Brothers, over her 23-year career as an M&A and corporate finance advisor. She began her career as an information technology consultant with Price Waterhouse.
Ms. Heisz serves on the boards of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Public Storage, and the Capital Group PCS, EMGF and ETOP mutual funds. She previously served on the board of Ingram Micro, Inc., the world’s largest distributor of computer and technology products, Towers Watson, a provider of people, risk and financial management services, HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc., an AA-rated specialty insurer, and IGT (International Game Technology), a leading electronic games supplier. Ms. Heisz also lectures at UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Ms. Heisz holds a BS magna cum laude from UCLA in economics-systems science and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management with concentrations in finance and accounting. In 2015, the National Association of Corporate Directors named Ms. Heisz to the NACD Directorship 100 which recognizes leaders in corporate governance.