Why Venture Capital?
Throughout my career, I found myself drawn to the ideas and people that shape early stage startups. Being a part of the process of the creation and scaling of technology companies fascinates me and I love debating hard problems and getting to meet a wide array of founders and operators in the process. I firmly believe that for-profit technology companies stand the best chance of solving many of the world’s toughest problems and venture lets me be a part of that process.
Before joining Costanoa, I ran North American sales strategy and operations at Zuora, a public enterprise software company. Prior to that, I spent three years investing in growth stage technology companies at Summit Partners, where my investments included Podium, InfoArmor (acq. AllState), and onXmaps. I began my career on Wall Street, working at JP Morgan where I spent time as a technology investment banker and as a cash equities trader focused on biotechnology and financial services.
B.A. in Government from Connecticut College
Outside of Work
When I’m not working, you’ll most likely find me outside enjoying beautiful California. I love any and all outdoor activities, though my current passions are distance running, hiking, and alpine skiing. My indoor hobbies include (pretty mediocre) cooking, snuggling my golden retriever, and reading. I also regularly volunteer as a crisis counselor for Crisis Text Line and am passionate about raising awareness for mental health issues.