- Linda is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Minnesota Carlson School. Hall is best known for having launched retail healthcare nationally as CEO of MinuteClinic from 2002-2005 preceding its $214 million sale in 2006 to CVS/Pharmacy. MinuteClinic was named by Forbes magazine as one of the top ten 12 disruptive companies of the decade. She has been an executive, director or advisor with over 30 startups, including MinuteClinic, BoundaryCare, Stemonix, PreciouStatus, BodyMedia, Retrace Health, Laastari (Sweden, Finland & Portugal), General Blood and HealthPartners’ Virtuwell as well as having launched 3 startups inside $1 billion+ companies. She has been a mentor for 26 semi-finalists in the Minnesota Cup since 2009. She has also consulted with Mayo Clinic, Baird Venture Partners, Children's HeartLink and BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota. She has 29 years executive experience in manufacturing (HVAC) and service sectors including healthcare (provider, payer, home healthcare, wellness, dental, wireless device), venture capital financing and employee benefits. She currently serves on the boards of Centerspace (NYSE) and DentaQuest, and until recently, Ascension Ventures (until January 2019) and Amedisys (NASDAQ) until June 2019. She also serves on the board of Martell Diagnostics, a startup company specializing in breast cancer diagnostics, Children’s Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics and Surly Brewing Company.
- She previously served as a director for 3 public companies over the past 18 years, including HealthFitness Corporation and August Technology until their successful mergers, MTS Systems (NASDAQ) and the BodyMedia Board until its sale to Jawbone. She holds a M.S. from the University of Michigan in Special Education with Emotionally Disturbed Children (Phi Beta Kappa), an M.A. in Psychlogy and Education from University of Michigan, a M.S.W. from University of Minnesota and a PhD. From University of Minnesota in Educational Administration. Prior to her business career, she worked with troubled children K-12 and their families in Michigan and Minnesota schools. She was a national public speaker and published 19 articles in professional journals on successful intervention with troubled youth. She served on the 9th District Federal Reserve Bank Board from 1999 - 2005, and as board chair from 2004-2005. She was awarded MN Cup Mentor of the Year in 2019, Distinguished Alumni by U of M in 2011, Instrument of Change from KPMG in 2006, 30 People to Watch in 2003 by Twin Cities Business Monthly, and Most Innovative Women by City Business in 2000.