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 After graduating from Smith College with a B.A. degree in Economics, I began my career working in commercial banking in Chicago for Harris Bank. At the Harris, I worked in both large corporate and middle market banking, extending credit and cash management services and developing a niche with retailers and merchandisers. At the same time, I received my MBA in Finance from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

After receiving my MBA, I moved to Louisville, KY where I joined KFC, then part of PepsiCo. I spent four years at KFC working in strategic, real estate development and financial planning. At KFC, I developed deep financial experience in the areas of test market analysis, operational efficiency measurement and reporting, product mix and pricing optimization, and store level budgeting.

In early 1999, I moved to San Francisco to join the Finance team at Gap Inc. Over four years, I held financial planning and corporate finance roles, where I honed my management reporting, financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting skills and got exposed to inventory management. In late 2002, I was recruited to Electronic Arts to transform the FP&A function, strengthen financial processes and improve transparency.

I spent 2 years at EA working in finance for the CFO before moving to London in 2005 for 3 years to head up European Product Operations, working with game development studios to bring quality product to market on time. Outside of EA, I was involved in promoting Women in Gaming as a speaker and mentor. When I departed EA in 2009, I was Senior Vice President for Central Development Services, a global role, which provided integrated development solutions in the areas of global localization, quality assurance, motion capture, offshore art, and mastering from 15 locations worldwide. I also oversaw first party relations with Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo with regards to product quality. While at EA, I gained considerable experience with captive shared service and outsourced solutions in emerging markets, including China.

After leaving EA, I joined One Medical Group, a healthcare startup based in San Francisco, as President responsible for revenue growth and all corporate functions of the MSO, 1Life Healthcare. Backed by Benchmark Capital, Oak Investment Partners, DAG VenturesMaverick CapitalGoogle Ventures and RedMile Group, One Medical Group is a membership-supported primary care practice that provides a modern, service-oriented experience. During my tenure, the company grew from 4 offices in San Francisco to 15 offices in San Francisco (8), New York (5) and Washington DC (2). The company now also operates in Chicago and Boston, markets for which I was instrumental in planning, as well as Los Angeles and Phoenix.

Having spent a year immersing myself in health innovation as an advisor and investor, I spent 6 mos consulting for AVIA (Abundant Venture Innovation Accelerator), a health care company that supports hospitals with innovation. At AVIA, where I remain as an advisor, I focused on developing a strategic framework and diagnostic tool for patient engagement solutions and identifying new technology enabled services and products as well as providing operating advisory support to AVIA's portfolio companies.

I am now COO of The Plant | Cafe Organic, a role that combines my past QSR/retail experience with my passion for improving the health of Americans with the opportunity to grow and extend a popular brand with a mission I believe in.

You can learn more about me via my LinkedIn profile.