Tammy Lee is the founder and CEO of Xena Therapies, a Class 1 medical device company based in Red Wing, Minnesota. The company manufactures two brands of FDA-registered cool therapy products, Opal and Onyx Cool, that feature a plant-based cooling technology.

Onyx Cool’s knee, shoulder, back and hip devices utilize a specially formulated phase change material that cools to a safe and soothing 58 degrees – the optimal temperature for injury repair and recovery.   Onyx Cool’s 80 degree products are designed for cool comfort and safety and can be used to prevent heat stress and related injuries.

Opal’s Cool Products for Hot Women are designed to provide cool relief for every age and stage of life – from motherhood through menopause and to treat MS and heat stress.

Prior to joining founding Xena Therapies, Lee served as President and CEO of Recombinetics, a platform technology company for gene-editing, where she successfully raised a $34 million Series A round.

Before that, Lee held senior executive positions in large, complex, multinational businesses including Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Carlson Companies and Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Delta Air Lines during the Northwest-Delta merger. She also served as a corporate officer at Northwest Airlines and Sun Country Airlines.

Lee was named to Twin Cities Business Magazine’s Top 100 People to Know in 2018. She is a member of the Women Presidents Organization, Minnesota Women’s Economic Roundtable and Women’s Forum of Minnesota.

Lee received her MBA from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. and serves on the Board of Regents for her alma mater, Concordia College, where she received Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and communications.


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