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Cindy Whitehead

Co-Founder & CEO, Sprout Pharmaceuticals
Cindy Whitehead co-founded and serves as CEO of Sprout Pharmaceuticals, where she has pursued the first-ever FDA drug approval for women’s most common sexual dysfunction. Whitehead previously co-founded and led all operational functions at Slate Pharmaceuticals, which commercialized the first FDA-approved long-acting testosterone preparation for men, Testopel, in the field of sexual medicine. Whitehead has 22 years of experience in healthcare including roles at Merck, Dura Pharmaceuticals, Elan Pharmaceuticals and Truth in Beauty. She has developed product and corporate brands, led sales organizations, integrated companies and built entrepreneurial startups into successful organizations.