As the Founder/CEO of Lucas Point Ventures I invest in and advise early stage companies. My focus is supporting diverse management teams. My investments include The Muse, Glassbreakers, Venuebook, Pinks and Greens, Snaps, Rapt Media, Hire an Esquire and Validately. I am on the Board of Pinks and Greens.
I serve as an Advisor to a number of companies as well as Chicago based techweek, San Francisco based Astia, Boulder based MergeLane, New York based 37 Angels, Menlo Park based Women's StartupLab and LA based Vinetta Project.
In 2014 I was named by AlleyWatch one of "25 Angel Investors in New York You Need to Know" and also one the "100 NYC Tech Influencers You Need to Know". In 2015 I was featured in Tech.co as "One of 8 VCs Making Waves" and in 2016 was named as one of "26 great people spearheading change in tech investment" by Silicon Republic.
I am an Executive in Residence at Hewlett Consulting Partners (HCP) a boutique consultancy, founded in 2009, focused on helping companies leverage top talent across the divides of gender, generation, geography, and culture.
In the not for profit space I sit on the Boards of the Center for Talent Innovation and International House, New York. At International House I Chair the Development Committee, am a member of the Executive and Communications Committees as well as the Advisory Council for their Women's International Leadership Program.
At Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs I am an Adjunct Professor and the Faculty Advisor to the SIPA Women in Leadership student group.
Previously I was a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and head of Global Macro Research leading a team of 175 professionals in 12 countries. I have 25 years of global investing and management experience and, with the help of many great colleagues, was fortunate to be (uniquely) a top ranked sell side investment analyst in all of the US, Asia and UK.