Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
What makes you the best person for your role?
Startups are my jam! I bring over a decade of hands-on experience in managing software and robotics startups, extensive experience in strategic planning, and a proven track record in driving innovation. I’m a former startup founder, have raised significant funding, and have launched game-changing products for Fortune 500 companies. I intimately understand the rollercoaster ride that comes with building something from the ground up and this firsthand experience allows me to share wisdom from my own journey and to connect on a deeper level with the founders that IW works with.
What is your favorite thing about working with startups?
The buzz, the collaboration, the constant learning! I thrive in a world where every day brings new opportunities and working with startups ignites my passion for innovation and creative problem-solving. I love the vibrant energy, agility, and limitless potential of startups and witnessing ideas evolve into tangible solutions that have a direct impact on the market is incredibly rewarding.
What is your favorite thing about living and working in Pittsburgh?
Pittsburgh’s got an awesome mix of tech innovation and local charm. We have a breadth of history but never shy away from pushing boundaries in tech, making it the perfect place to nurture startups and cutting-edge innovations. Plus, the tight-knit communities, affordability, vibrant arts and culture scene, and natural beauty are amazing! Need someone to go to a Pens game with? I’m your girl!
Where can we find you outside of work?
I’m usually with family and friends and spend most of my time with my son. I’m also a huge supporter of environmental sustainability, love to travel, and play tennis. I spend a lot of time volunteering with ACEing Autism, whose mission is to help children with autism to grow, develop, and benefit from social connections and fitness through affordable tennis programming.to help children with autism to grow, develop and benefit from social connections and fitness through affordable tennis programming