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Lana Caron

Lecturer
Engineering Management & Innovation (Gordon Institute)

Lana Caron

Lana Caron

Lecturer
Engineering Management & Innovation (Gordon Institute)

Phone 617-627-3110
Tufts Gordon Institute, Suite 2400
200 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
entrepreneurship, business planning
Biography: 

Lana Caron is a health tech executive, innovative business leader and entrepreneur with an established track record of success launching new ventures, raising capital, and expanding business into new markets. She has been helping startups and large multinationals develop plans and accelerate business growth for over 15 years. Her work has been featured in numerous publications and impacted organizations around the world. Lana consults, teaches and writes in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, marketing and strategy.

She is currently Innovation Lead at Philips Healthworks, an award-winning venture accelerator at Philips – the only company in the world that truly operates in both the personal health and professional healthcare markets. Prior to joining Philips Healthworks, Lana was an independent startup advisor and innovation consultant working with health tech, connected health and digital health companies across the healthcare continuum. Earlier in her career, Lana held senior leadership roles as VP of Sales & Marketing for a digital learning startup, Director of Corporate Development at Sensata Technologies (formerly Texas Instruments) and Manager of Strategy & Business Development at Philips Healthcare, where she led strategic and operational initiatives for multi-billion dollar portfolios. Lana started her career in management consulting with Accenture after earning her MBA, Masters’ Degree in Education and CPA. She is an avid supporter of the Boston innovation community, and currently teaches and mentors entrepreneurs at local universities and accelerators.

Education: 
M.B.A., Strategy and Innovation Executive Education, MIT Sloan School of Management
M.B.A., Suffolk University Business School
M.S., Management and Education, Moscow State Regional University
B.S., Management and Education, Moscow State Regional University
Professional Experience: 
2016-present:

Lecturer, Tufts Gordon Institute

2014-present:

CEO and Founder, The Colliston Group

2015-2016:

Vice President of Sales and Marketing, bluebottlebiz

2011-2016:

Adjunct Professor, Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University

2011-2014:

Director, Corporate Development, Sensata Technologies

2008-2011:

Manager, Strategy and Business Development, Philips Healthcare