Lisa Grimes 

Paula and Lisa are proven C-level executives whose collective career experience spans more than six decades. Together they co-founded Habergeon LLC, a management consulting firm offering executive solutions, coaching, keynote speaking, and customized workshops. Their first book for professionals, “Remember Who YOU Are: Achieve Success. Create Balance. Experience Fulfillment.,” will be published by Morgan James in 2018. Paula helped build the contract research organization (CRO) industry and the preeminent CRO, Quintiles. During her 30 years with Quintiles, she served as a board observer and member of its executive committee as well as president of clinical development (its largest division with responsibility for 22,000 employees) and as founder of Quintiles’ Women Inspired Network. Paula serves as a board member of Health Decisions and is a board member and chief development officer for Novan (NASDAQ: NOVN). She has been recognized by FierceBiotech as one of the top ten women in biotech; honored with a Distinguished Alumna Award from her alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and is a past recipient of Triangle Business Journal’s “Women in Business” award. Paula graduated with degrees in biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Lisa is a dynamic leader and seasoned entrepreneur having spent 32 years in a variety of executive management and business development roles. Since 2013, she has served as CEO of PurThread, an antimicrobial textile company. Lisa also served as CEO for several healthcare companies, including InSite Clinical Trials (sold to United Healthcare) and AcSentient (sold to ISTA). Her background includes positions with Glaxo (now GSK) and PPDI, where she began her entrepreneurial career as an early member of its senior management team, leading global sales. Active in her community, Lisa serves on several boards, including Fill Your Bucket List Foundation. She is a past recipient of Triangle Business Journal’s “Women in Business” award. Lisa graduated with a degree in pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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