Director in San Francisco, CA
I am a big believer in the power of Technology Innovation to bring about change. My life's passion is to bring together the best minds in Technology and Investors to grow a community of Innovators to exchange ideas and bring projects to life. Thus help create measurable social impact. My strength is in problem-solving and creating a collaborative environment where the best ideas are fostered to create solutions.
Maintain a keen interest in learning about new trends and technologies and how they intersect with and influence human behavior. Over the course of my career, I’ve interacted and worked with great entrepreneurs and mentored Ideas/Startups out of Startup Weekend, Women 2.0, Founder Labs, Yetizen, Sap.io, Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center and others.
17 years of Silicon Valley and Cross-border experience in various sectors with a focus on Technology. Startups in the space of Security, Networking, Semiconductor Consumer Internet, Media, Entertainment, Travel, and Gaming. Restaurants and high-end luxury markets. Roles have included Strategy, defining product vision, Business Development, Finance, Legal and HR.
Having worked with companies that have a global presence, I’ve developed a good understanding of international markets from an operations standpoint, particularly - India, China, Israel and Brazil.
Currently the Co-founder of America Innovates. I'm also very active in the prison reform space and run a program for youth at the Barry J Nidorf Juvenile hall, along with other members of the UCLA Justice Work Group.