Director of Business Development
How do you prefer to start your day?
I like to start my day by waking up early, making a pot of coffee, and reading the following, in order:
Around mid-morning, I get my Google Daily Alerts & Fortune Term sheet, which keep me up to date on the VC/PE world.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
That I only email or call when I want something or need something. Business Development = Sales, and nobody likes getting sold stuff, right? But really, the best 30 minute zoom videos are when we talk about our personal lives & interests for the first 25 minutes. Interactions should not transactional! I’m a quintessential Aquarius – I’m emotional and want to connect with people on a personal level. If I can be the one that helps first, instead of asks first, that’s a massive win!
What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
I have a few “best compliments,” though they were all questions. The best compliment to-date has been “will you officiate our wedding?” What an honor! Closely following that were team members/direct reports from my prior companies asking me to write recommendation letters or serve as a professional reference for their next career move. Incredibly humbling!
What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?
Other than in the month of February, you will likely find me playing golf on the weekend while listening to a book on Audible. In February, you will likely find me on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans watching a parade.
What’s your most used emoji?
I have 2 that I use together: the poop emoji and the shrug emoji. I feel like we all deal with many not-so-ideal situations that can be adequately captured by the poop emoji, but we have the resilience to shrug it off and adopt what Coach K calls the “next play mentality…” - shrug it off and move on.