Wendy Lea, CEO of Cintrifuse to Speak About Innovation Ecosystems

Wendy Lea, CEO of Cintrifuse

Wendy Lea is CEO of Cintrifuse, a public private partnership designed to build a tech-based economy in the Greater Cincinnati Region. In collaboration with its founding members, P&G, EY and The City of Cincinnati, Cintrifuse assists the global organizations in the Region to access innovation and talent through the development of a vibrant startup ecosystem. Her dedication for innovation and business building, has lead her to serve on the boards of Techstars and Xyleme, both headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.

With a deep passion for entrepreneurship, Wendy is an angel investor and advisor to a number of startups in California, Colorado and Ohio. A entrepreneur at heart, she is a dedicated mentor to the Techstars Accelerator Network and most recently at The Brandery, UpTech and Ocean in the Cincinnati Region.

As an executive and co-founder of The Sales Consultancy (acquired by OnTarget in 1998; OnTarget acquired by Siebel Systems in 1999), Wendy consulted with global technology organizations in the design and implementation of their channel and alliances strategies, delivering engagements for Oracle, HP, IBM, Microsoft and Cisco in over 30 countries. Over the past decade, she’s applied her experience and knowledge to private boards as well as operating high growth venture-backed startups. Prior to her role at Cintrifuse, she served as CEO and the Executive Chairman at Get Satisfaction in San Francisco.

Wendy is a member of the Committee of 200, Cincinnati Women’s Executive Forum and The Women’s Capital Club. She serves on the board of The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, The INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati, The Health Collaborative in Cincinnati and Techstars in Boulder, Colorado. She has been honored as a Women of Influence in both Silicon Valley and San Francisco. She has deep southern roots and graduated, cum laude in Business, from The University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi.


The Inside/Outside Innovation Summit, to be held on May 29–31, 2018 in Lincoln, NE, is bringing together leaders in the world of startup and corporate innovation to help you accelerate growth, launch new ideas, and compete in today’s changing marketplace.

More than 20 speakers will offer startups, corporate innovators and community leaders practical tools and techniques for accelerating and injecting innovation into organizations.

Find a full list of speakers HERE and check back often for updates.


Hosted by the Inside/Outside Innovation podcast team and led by Brian Ardinger, CEO of NXXT, the Inside/Outside Innovation Summit is a 2-day national conference that will bring together high-growth startups, corporate innovators and community leaders to collide and engage with new startups, new technologies, new business models and new talent. It will also feature hands-on learning sessions and an investment pitch competition.

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