avatar for Wendy Lea

Wendy Lea

Ms. Wendy Lea is the Founder and Managing Partner of The Chatham Group. Ms. Lea has been the Chief Executive Officer of Cintrifuse since October 21, 2014. She serves as a Managing Partner and Entrepreneur who has successfully built global services business, serves as an Advisor on integrated sales and marketing strategies, and alliances to venture-backed start-up companies. She was a Mentor at The Brandery. Ms. Lea led Siebel Systems' eBusiness Consulting division. She joined Siebel in 1999 as a result of its acquisition of OnTarget, Inc., where Ms. Lea served as the Vice President of Marketing and Alliances. She served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Get Satisfaction, Inc from 2009 to February 2014. She served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Newmerix Corporation. She established Siebel Systems eBusiness consulting business unit. In 1992, Ms. Lea Co-founded The Sales Consultancy. Since 1984, she worked for Acclivus Corp., where as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and helped to grow from $500,000 of revenue to $8 million. The first 30 years of Ms. Lea's professional life included several years of corporate experience at General Foods and Allstate Insurance. At General Foods, she was an Expert on distribution systems, while at Allstate she ran a financial network in New Orleans. She is a recognized Expert in multi-channel systems and has an extensive background in marketing, sales, and strategic investment in high technology industries. She has been an Executive Chairman of the Board of Get Satisfaction, Inc since February 2014. Ms. Lea serves as the Chairman of EventVue. She is a Board Member of Techstars Central LLC. She served as the Chairman of Newmerix Corporation. She serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Smart ERP Solutions Inc. and Latis Networks, Inc. She has been a Director of Metallect Corp. since December 2006. She served as a Director of Stratify, Inc., Corporate Visions, Inc., and The Forum of Women Entrepreneurs and Executives. She serves as a Director of Get Satisfaction, Inc. She has been a Director of Xyleme, Inc. since October 2014. She serves as a Member of Advisory Board of StillSecure, Sustainable Minds, and Amazon Consulting. She served as a Director of Xaffire Inc. She served as a Director of Aegis Analytical Corporation and Newmerix Corporation. Ms. Lea has been a thought leader in CRM since the early 1990s and co-authored two innovative sales methodologies CHAMP and TMP. She is a guest Lecturer at UNC - Chapel Hill and Kenan-Flagler Business School on MultiChannel Strategy. She has been recognized as Top 100 Woman of Influence in Silicon Valley and was awarded Watermark's "Woman Who Made Her Mark" award in 2012. Ms. Lea received cum laude in Business Administration from University of Mississippi in 1975.