Founder and CEO of Siren Interactive
Wendy founded Siren Interactive in 1999. For more than 14 years across more than 30 disease states Siren has had 1 focus, finding rare disease patients and connecting them to appropriate therapies. A recipient of the 2011 Manny Heart Award, and featured on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing privately held companies for the past four years, Siren Interactive has been a trailblazer in recognizing the shift in patient driven decision making and innovating to meet patients and caregivers where they live. She served as a board member for the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) for four years, is a current board member and the President-Elect for the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA), a board member of Global Genes, part of the Chicago Life Sciences Consortium executive advisory group and a trustee for the Boys & Girls Club of the Union League of Chicago.
Wendy approaches the business from her unique perspective of being an entrepreneur and digital marketing expert, as well as being the mother of a daughter with a rare disorder that was diagnosed as a direct result of Wendy becoming an empowered caregiver. Wendy’s personal journey with her daughter, which began in 2001, was the impetus for Siren Interactive to focus solely on marketing rare disorder therapies. In 2011, Wendy led the collaboration with 12 fellow rare disease caregivers to co-author Uncommon Challenges; Shared Journeys: Stories of Love, Hope and Community by Rare Disease Caregivers. In 2012 she was recognized as one of the 100 most inspiring people in pharma.
Wendy received a bachelor’s degree in quantitative business analysis from Indiana University.
For more detailed information please view Wendy’s LinkedIn page.