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Lisa Suennen, Managing Partner, Venture Valkyrie, LLC

Lisa Suennen has over 30 years of experience in healthcare and team leadership, with a particular focus on healthcare, entrepreneurship, and technology. They have a unique ability to color outside the lines and thrive on leading and working alongside exceptional talent to build high-value healthcare enterprises in a transforming world.

Having worked in various areas of the healthcare continuum, including digital health, health IT, payer, provider, health services, medical devices, and pharma, they possess a broad perspective on the interplay among different healthcare disciplines, the economics that drive them, and the incentives that make buyers/decision-makers pay attention. They leverage this knowledge and their skills in executive and operational leadership, strategy, business development, sales and marketing, partnering, and fundraising to deliver results.

Their Rubik’s Cube of healthcare knowledge enables them to apply their expertise to new situations in a highly flexible way, striking a balance between strategy and the pragmatic realities of money and markets. They draw energy from new, different, and transformative activities that are actionable.

In addition to their experience as an executive/operating leader, venture capitalist, strategy consultant, and board member, they are also an advisor to startup companies and the founder of CSweetener.org. They regularly share their insights as a public speaker and faculty member at UC Berkeley/Haas and maintain the Venture Valkyrie blog.