Meet Lea Ellermeier

SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR, CEO, AUTHOR, VISUAL ARTIST, EXPLORER, NO STRANGER TO CHAOS

Lea has spent her +25-year career in start-up and small tech companies focused on bringing disruptive technologies to software and healthcare markets. 

She is also a painter and a writer. Her memoir, Finding the Exit, is the story of overcoming a tragic beginning and finding success in the hyper-competitive world of technology start-ups. It captures the feelings of economic vulnerability that stalk women of disadvantaged backgrounds as they become executives and leaders.

In 2003 she co-founded Lingualcare, a medtech company that made customized orthodontic braces that go behind the teeth. Lingualcare won the prestigious Dallas 100 Entrepreneur Award in 2007 for being one of the fastest growing, most dynamic companies in Dallas. In October 2007, 3M Company acquired Lingualcare. After selling Lingualcare, Lea co-founded Natural Dental Implants AG, REPLICATE Dental Technologies PLC and 2C Dental Technologies Inc.

A native of Nebraska, Lea received her B.A. from the University of Texas at El Paso and an M.B.A. from the Thunderbird, School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. She is currently the CEO of 2C MedTech and resides in Dallas, Texas and Berlin, Germany. 

Read the book.

Her memoir, Finding the Exit, is the story of overcoming a tragic beginning and finding success in the hyper-competitive world of technology start-ups. It captures the feelings of economic vulnerability that stalk women of disadvantaged backgrounds as they become executives and leaders.