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Named a Forbes Top 50 CMO, Lisa Petrilli is Chief Operating and Marketing Officer for Vanda Inc, the To Be A Woman Global Platform, and To Be A Bride Inc. She is also a Leadership Speaker and Consultant, Author of the eBook "The Introvert's Guide to Success in Business and Leadership," Harvard Business Review blogger, Co-author of The Character Based Leader, Featured in the 10th Anniversary Edition of The Power of Focus by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Les Hewitt, & Co-Founder & Co-Host of the original Leadership Chat on Twitter. Lisa led and ran a $750 million med/pharma business within Baxter & was Chief Relationship Officer for CEO Connection.
Passionate about visionary leadership, Lisa writes the Visionary Leadership Blog, & has been featured as a leadership expert in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, US News and World Report, The Globe and Mail, The Huffington Post, TIME, Philadelphia Business Journal and Working Mother Magazine.
As an executive at Baxter Healthcare, Lisa moved up the corporate ladder to run a $750 million medication delivery business while negotiating global licensing, commercialization and co-marketing contracts with pharmaceutical companies. When faced with a PR challenge by Greenpeace, she led a team that created a solution so unique and environmentally friendly that she presented it for Baxter to a United Nations Environmental Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
She spent a year as an Executive Leadership Trainer at the Baxter Institute training corporate-wide executives on leadership principles and strategies, as well as how to create and communicate a vision for their organization.
Lisa has an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.S. Degree from Indiana University's Honor's College & Kelley School of Business.
She was named one of the Top 100 People to Follow on Twitter in 2014 by Huffington Post.