Wendy Lea is the CEO of Get Satisfaction. Wendy currently serves as an angel investor, strategic advisor and board member for a long list of startup companies. Wendy chairs the board for women’s entrepreneur group Watermark and serves on the board of Silicon Valley Social Venture Capital (SV2.org) and Corporate Visions. She has been recognized as a Top 100 Woman of Influence in Silicon Valley and was awarded the Watermark’s “Woman Who Made Her Mark” award.
Her entrepreneurial success is evidenced through the acquisition of OnTarget in 1999 by Siebel Systems, where she was a co-founder; Stratify’s acquisition in 2007 by Iron Mountain, where she served on the board and, most recently, Get Satisfaction’s acquisition by Sprinklr where she was an investor and CEO. Through her 5 years of board service at Corporate Visions she guided exponential growth that led to a significant round of private equity investment in June 2015.
Currently, she is the CEO and serves on the board of Cintrifuse, a public-private partnership that enables high-growth startups to prosper in Cincinnati. Wendy uses her years of entrepreneurial experience to lead and mentor the most promising startups in #StartupCincy, Greater Cincinnati’s startup movement. Her industry knowledge helps founders find product/market fit, connect with customers and develop funding strategies.
Wendy extends her leadership to two non-profit boards, The Health Collaborative and Cincinnati's Symphony Orchestra. She also serves on the private venture-backed board of Zyleme, a learning content management company, based on Boulder. She is a member of C200 and Cincinnati Women’s Executive Forum. In 2012 and 2013, she was recognized as a Women of Influence in Silicon Valley and in San Francisco.
Even with such a proven and successful business track record, she balances her life by spending time with family, friends and Casey, her shitzu. She’s a warm, passionate leader, who personifies "good relationships make good business” while centering herself with a deep spiritual connection.