In this episode, we spoke to Marissa Fayer about how she managed to turn a passion project into a profitable, global business. Marissa shares with us her routine, and the tactics she employs to manage her roles and heavy workload.
She also shares the trends she foresees for the medtech industry and her journey and tips for starting a healthcare organization and medtech consultancy.
Marissa Fayer is a 20-year medtech executive, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She is the CEO and founder of social enterprise / non-profit HERHealthEQ and the president of advisory firm Fayer Consulting LLC. Her mission is to move innovation and the health of women forward throughout the world through the advancement of organizations and the communities in which they operate by increasing investment, building world-class organizations and healthcare systems, and enhancing partnerships.
Marissa has previously served as an executive at Hologic, Olympus (formerly ACMI), Maquet-Getting (formerly Atrium Medical), Providien Medical, and Accumed Innovative Technologies. Her consulting clients include several Top 500 companies and innovative start-ups including (but not limited to) Pfizer, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Oerlikon AM Medical, Dometic, Asclepius Life Sciences Fund, Fisher Wallace, and Nuvasive. Marissa sits on the board of medtech companies Welwaze Medical and DeepLook both focused on improving the diagnosis of breast cancer and PMD Medical focused on improving urinary incontinence. Marissa graduated from Boston University with a BS in Manufacturing Engineering and with an MBA from the University of Connecticut.
Marissa is a TEDx Speaker (2019 at TEDxLugano), and has been listed as one of the Top 100 Women in Medtech in 2018, a Top Woman Activist to Watch, awarded the 2018/9 Africa Development Award, a Wonder Women in Medtech in 2017, and has spoken at the World Alliance Forum, CapGemini Women of the West Forum, MPO Summit, DeviceTalks Boston and San Francisco, and many others. Marissa leads the #wealththroughhealth and #healthequityforwomen movements.
Marissa lives in New York City and can be found at www.marissafayer.com