CORINNE LE BOURGEOIS
Graduate in Sciences (B.Sc.) and Business (MBA), Corinne Lebourgeois started her career in 1989 as Product specialist with W.L.GORE & Associates, where she managed the non cardiovascular surgical product line and developed the aesthetic surgery market.
Corinne joined ETHICON, a Johnson & Johnson (J&J) division, in 1992 as Senior R&D Manager in charge of the product development department. Her main responsibilities included product evaluation from concept screening to clinical trial management. She worked in different therapeutic fields such as orthopaedics, cardiac surgery, open and endoscopic general surgery and successfully obtained CE marking for new products.
In 1995 she also acted as Lead Marketing Manager for the Ethicon meshes business in Europe and supervised MITEK product marketing activity in France.
In 1997 Corinne was directly involved in the creation of GYNECARE, the new Women’s Health division of J&J, sole responsible for Marketing. She built Gynecare’s uro-gynecology market in France from scratch, managing operational and strategic marketing that led to multimillion Euro successes. She also initiated the Direct To Patient communication strategy in order to educate patients with “taboo conditions” such as incontinence and menorrhagia.
Corinne moved to the US in 2000 where she worked as an independent Marketing Consultant for start up companies (and Non Profits and corporations) where she developed European market entry strategies successfully. In 2002, she also graduated in “E Business and Technology” from UC Berkeley, where she studied the new economy with an emphasis in “e Marketing” and “Crafting for e Business Models” and where she was introduced to the venture capital community.
Back in Europe in 2003, Corinne set up her consultancy business in Switzerland where she continues to support SMEs and start-ups in their marketing and business development activities.
In 2005, Corinne founded MedC. Partners Sàrl, incorporated in Switzerland, and partnered with Marie José Moschetti to further develop her consulting activities. Nowadays, they work under the MedC. PartnersTM brand name.