After success as a senior executive in a Fortune 5 corporation, CEO of two non-profit organizations, dean of a large college of business and CFO of a state university, I became an entrepreneur, cofounding a crowdfunding site. I am a consultant on leadership and organizational effectiveness issues. I spend a lot of my time mentoring entrepreneurs and small business owners and am an angel investor in high growth startups with women in a lead role.
I left the IBM Corporation as a senior executive after 20 years of diverse assignments of increasing responsibility in order to bring my leadership and management skills and experience to the nonprofit social services sector. I became CEO of an innovative nonprofit which developed technology and media-based products for seriously ill children. Later, I was CEO/President of a nonprofit tackling the issues of isolated low income seniors as well as fighting elder abuse and financial fraud against the elderly.
I served as Dean of the College of Business at San Francisco State University and subsequently was CFO and Vice President of the university.
In 2013, I co-founded of a startup focused on women with small businesses which offers a unique rewards-based crowdfunding solution to help these businesses raise funds.
I am an active member of Golden Seeds, an early stage angel investment group focused on women leaders.
I serve as a management consultant to corporations, nonprofit organizations and academic institutions.
I meet with entrepreneurs and provide advice, connecting them to resources and making introductions.
My strengths include general management, vision, leadership, and execution, with a proven talent for change management and building strong teams. I have been complimented for an ability to lead and manage both strategic and tactical operations and my highly collaborative style.
I enjoy helping managers, leaders and entrepreneurs and making and sharing connections.
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