Susan is the Chief Operating Officer of the GIIN. In this leadership role, Susan is responsible for helping to guide and execute strategic decisions while overseeing the management of key GIIN programs. She brings to the team over 25 years of experience in the investment industry. Prior to joining the GIIN, Susan was a Managing Director of Golden Seeds, an angel investment group focused on investing in and growing early-stage, women-led companies.
Susan has held a number of positions in the investment industry including Co-Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner of Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking Group, where she oversaw the worldwide operating activities of Investment Banking. She also has experience in private equity and principal investing, having held positions at The Blackstone Group where she was an Executive Director, Private Equity, and at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe where she focused on fundraising and investor relations. Earlier in her career, Susan was a Managing Director at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette where she worked for over 15 years focusing on mergers and acquisitions and debt and equity financings, and later in operating management roles.
Susan was an Executive in Residence and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate Business School where she co-taught a leadership class. She is very active in her community and has served on a number of boards. Susan holds a BS in International Economics from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.