Leslie Mulligan is a proven business leader and negotiation expert who has trained around the world with Fortune 500 companies, US federal government agencies, and universities with Watershed Associates’ Best Negotiating Practices® program. She is a much in-demand keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, having worked with clients such as AARP, Apple, Chevron, Emory University, FDA, GSA, Halliburton, KIND Snacks, Intel, NASA, Nike, Novo Nordisk, OMB-Executive Office of the President, Pew Charitable Trusts, Rockwell Collins, SAP, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, US Cellular, US Federal Courts, Volvo, Yale University, and Women in Technology, among others.
Leslie spent 15 years in Silicon Valley before joining Watershed, where she led sales and marketing teams, negotiating with customers and partners to accelerate growth. Leslie’s experience spans diverse roles: marketing, sales, business development, product management, and general management. Most recently, she was the Worldwide Director of Marketing for the Mobile team at the $4B Fortune 500 Company, NVIDIA Corporation. Prior to that, Leslie was VP/GM at Immersion Corporation, and held senior roles at Wind River, Quantum and Raychem Corporations, where she negotiated and crafted innovative business agreements.
Leslie served as an Officer in the USAF early in her career after graduating with a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame. She earned an M.B.A. from the University of West Florida and an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University.