Leigh Wood

Investors' Circle

Leigh has been a member of IC Philadelphia since 2013 and serves on the Investment Committee of twoof the Patient Capital Collaborative funds.  She has extensive operational experience managing both startups and high growth communications businesses. 


Her career has included stints asChief Operating Officer of NTL Inc., the largest cable company in the UK. During Leigh’s tenure(1996 -2000), NTLgrew from $200 million plus in revenues tomore than $2 billionin revenues.  NTL,now part ofVirgin Media, is a full service telecommunications company offering telephone, cable, Internet and broadband services to consumers and businesses across the UKand Ireland.  


Prior to NTL, Leigh was CEO for Cellular One of Ohio and Michigan, now owned by VerizonWireless.She was the 5themployee in 1984 at a startup cellular telephone company which eventually grew to cover all of Ohio and Michigan.  Leigh wasthe CEO from 1994 to its buyout in 1996. More recently,Leigh was an investor, Board member, COO and CFO of RealWinWin Inc., a Philadelphia based startup which captures energy efficiency incentives for large corporate customers.


Leigh is a 1979 graduate of Williams College, majoring in American Civilization.  She has an MBA from NYU’s Stern Business School and qualified as a CPA in New York in 1984.

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