Tales from the Trenches: Lisa Earnhardt, CEO of Intersect ENT

Date(s) - 12/05/18
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Chicago Matter

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Wed, December 5, 2018 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Chronic sinusitis affects one in eight Americans, making it one of the most common health conditions. As the CEO of Intersect ENT, Lisa Earnhardt is set on improving health outcomes for the more than 30 million people affected by this condition.

Since taking the helm in 2008, Lisa has grown the Intersect ENT team to over 350 employees, orchestrated a successful IPO and guided the company through several product launches. In 2014, the company’s three-year growth rate of 3,103 percent caught the attention of many, landing Intersect ENT on the list of fastest growing companies in Silicon Valley, Forbes’ America’s Most Promising Companies and earning them the Medical Device Excellence Award.

Intersect ENT builds products that provide ENT physicians with less invasive, more cost-effective options for treating patients with chronic sinusitis. Since the commercialization of their first product, more than 200,000 patients have been treated with Intersect technologies.

Under Lisa’s leadership, Intersect ENT is also defying the Silicon Valley gender gap. In March, Intersect was named a ‘W’ company by 2020 Women on Boards for gender diversity, with 43% of the company’s board seats occupied by women.

Join us to hear how Lisa has driven incredible growth while building a diverse and inclusive business environment at our next Tales from the Trenches. This series is hosted in partnership with Jumpstart Ventures and Paragon Biosciences.


5:30–6:00: Networking
6:00–7:00: Program

Livestream available.

About Lisa

Lisa joined Intersect ENT in 2008 as president and chief executive officer and has led the company from early clinical stage. Previously, Lisa was president of Boston Scientific’s Cardiac Surgery division. Lisa has over two decades of experience in healthcare, primarily in leading global product launches and driving adoption of new medical technologies at both Boston Scientific and Guidant in a variety of sales and marketing leadership roles. Lisa began her career at APM/CSC Healthcare where she provided management consulting services to healthcare provider organizations. She serves on the boards of Intersect ENT (NYSE: XENT) and Nevro Corporation (NYSE: NVRO). Lisa is a member of the board of directors of Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the Kellogg Global Advisory board and Young Presidents’ Organization. Lisa holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.