Grace E Schalkwyk

New York, NY

I help companies accelerate growth and achieve record results.

I create value by rethinking business models, rewiring operations, and innovating or reinvigorating products and services -- with precision and speed.

I succeed by drawing upon my:

  • Strategic insight honed by years as an investment banker (Credit Suisse First Boston, closing 100 deals in 30 industries) providing me extensive insight into business models that succeed and what investors value.
  • Hands-on operating experience leading a global information services business from $50m in revenue and zero profitability to $200 million in revenue growing at 26% with a 51% profit margin (Standard & Poor's credit research and data business). This was accomplished by identifying new markets, innovating products and positioning, and expanding the global footprint of the client base.
  • Emerging-company experience as advisor to digital media startups, and as CFO for
  • Leadership in sourcing, developing, coaching and motivating talent in order to achieve year-over-year profitable, repeatable results.
  • Global DNA, which equips me to envision global products/markets, and work across cultures, to grow businesses to be the best they can be.
  • Education
    • University of British Columbia