Lisa Thomas is the director of marketing for the Clinical & Forensic markets in the Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry group at Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. As a former bench chemist, her journey moved quickly from research to industry. Lisa has always been driven to find better ways that enable customers to focus on what they do best. She has a passion and talent for creating and growing new businesses and driving new strategic direction which has always been grounded in a very strong customer and market orientation. She enjoys simplifying the complex. Lisa has developed and globally marketed scientific solutions, medical devices, software and professional services which span numerous markets including pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical, clinical diagnostics, healthcare, forensics, academia and food safety. Lisa has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a Master of Business Administration degree with honors from Saint Mary’s College of California.