Ms. MacKinnon holds an Executive MBA from University of Missouri and a B.S. from Kansas State University. Early in her career, she was the Founder/CEO of a high-growth, venture-backed, healthcare technology business in the early 1990’s. Ms. MacKinnon achieved greater than 50% annualized YOY growth for nearly a decade while serving as CEO of BeyondNow Technologies, Inc and led the strategic acquisition by Cerner Corporation in 2003. Recently, MacKinnon served as the Founding Director and Executive in Residence for Springboard Women’s Health Tech Hub. MacKinnon works as a business consultant with emerging technology and life sciences ventures, has co-Founded four businesses and co-invested in a number of regional startups. MacKinnon works with her family operation, having successfully navigated a multi-generation succession plan. Throughout her work, MacKinnon demonstrates the ability to strategically assess the environment and internal organization capabilities, develop competitive strategies to strengthen market position and implement go-to-market tactics, including negotiating key strategic partnerships. Ms. MacKinnon won numerous awards and was recognized for her business achievements as a Smithsonian Laureate, Deloitte Touche Fast 50, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, and Healthcare’s Best in KLAS.