Lisa Suennen


Lisa Suennen

Managing Partner
Venture Valkyrie Consulting

Lisa Suennen is Managing Partner at Venture Valkyrie Consulting, which provides business advisory services to large and small companies, venture capital and private equity firms and non-profit organizations in the healthcare field.

Previously Lisa spent 15 years with Psilos Group, a healthcare-focused venture capital firm where she was a co-founder and Partner.

Prior to Psilos, Lisa helped build Merit Behavioral Care (formerly American Biodyne, Inc), an $800mm behavioral healthcare company where she held various senior executive roles from its early start-up days through exit. Previously, Lisa held various positions in marketing and product management in companies in the high technology field.

Lisa is currently and Board Member of digital health companies Beyond Lucid Technologies and Pokitdok; a Board Member of the Dignity Health Foundation.  She is also on the Advisory Boards of Qualcomm Life, the California Health Care Foundation Innovation Fund, BDC Capital and HealthXL. Lisa also serves as an Advisor to innovation consulting firm Accelevate, Inc.

Lisa also writes a widely read blog on healthcare and healthcare investing at   She has recently published her first book: Tech Tonics, Can Passionate Entrepreneurs Heal Healthcare with Technology, coauthored with Dr. David Shaywitz.

Lisa holds an M.A. in political science, a B.A. in political science and a B.A. in mass communications, all from the University of California, Berkeley, where she now teaches graduate courses on healthcare venture capital and the changing healthcare economy at the Haas School of Business.  Lisa also sits on the UC Berkeley National Advisory Council of the Institute of Governmental Studies.