Who Inspire Us
last decade, Stephanie Schears Tilenius has been orchestrating business
deals among some of Silicon Valley's most exciting companies. Most
recently, Tilenius managed e-commerce and healthcare investments
for Intel's Corporate Business Development Group (unofficially known
as the Intel VC Group). At Intel from 1997 to 1998, Tilenius was
one of the company's top producers and strategically guided Intel
to invest in companies like eToys, Reel.com, iVillage, Ariba Technologies,
ChannelPoint, BabyCenter, LifeMasters, and Quokka. Tilenius sat
on five boards while at Intel, focusing on helping to grow e-commerce
companies such as eToys. She also helped set the strategic agenda
for Intel's Healthcare Group by working with HMOs, established healthcare
software companies, and Internet healthcare start-ups.
at Intel, Tilenius was working on a business plan for an online
pharmacy with her high school friend, Dr. Shawn Becker. They decided
to partner with co-founder Mike Bruner and his team, bringing together
the product and business expertise necessary to build PlanetRx
into a sustainable business.
1995 to 1997, Tilenius was vice president of business development
at Firefly, an Internet start-up that was acquired by Microsoft.
From 1991 to 1994, she was a technology investment banker at Alex
Brown & Sons. Early in her career, Tilenius was accepted into the
Presidential Management Intern Program and worked on U.S.-Japan
earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1996. While pursuing
her M.B.A., Tilenius worked in corporate development at America
Online and started the Cyberposium at Harvard Business School. In
1989 she earned an M.A. and a B.A. in economics with high honors
from Brandeis University.