Where did you work before Trinity Ventures?
Not exactly the green-eyeshades accountant background: I started as an I-banker on Wall St. at Goldman Sachs. After 8 years in banking, I moved to CFO and operations roles at “real” companies for a few years, then went back to the world of finance but maintained that focus on the CFO/Operations role. I’ve been doing this for well over a decade at a few different firms (with a slight detour to Silicon Valley Bank in the middle), and I love being a part of Trinity.
What unique contributions do you make to the team and the portfolio?
A big part of my job is to make sure the General Partners have maximum time available to focus on their portfolio companies. That means I focus on Trinity’s finances and reporting to our own Limited Partners, legal and transaction support, IT, HR, vendor management, etc. – basically running the business side of Trinity itself. I also love providing some finance and operational perspective to our portfolio company CFOs and CEOs and connecting them with the great service providers I’ve gotten to know over the years.
What do you enjoy doing when not working?
My favorite things in life are Sofia (age 10), Rex (age 6), and Rob. In my copious free time (note sarcasm here), I enjoy driving fast sports cars, running, going to the symphony, skiing, environmental conservation, road biking, reading historical fiction particularly in the mystery vein, playing tennis, creative writing, body surfing, modern art, learning to golf, fine dining, yoga, hiking. If I can travel to an interesting place to do any of the above, even better!