Suzanne is an accomplished business leader with 20 years experience specializing in digital transformations, brand strategy, growth marketing, entrepreneurship and startup operations. Following 13 very successful years leading innovation and growth strategies at several global brands (IBM, HSBC, GE Healthcare, and SapientNitro) Suzanne’s passion for entrepreneurship led to her career shift to building startup businesses.
Beginning in 2012 Suzanne joined Power2Switch as Chief Marketing Officer, a deregulated energy shopping platform, which was acquired in 2013 by Choose Energy, a portfolio company of Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. After the acquisition Suzanne continued with Choose Energy as Vice President of Marketing leading brand development and growth marketing taking the energy marketplace across all deregulated energy states. In 2015 she joined another startup, Mira Fitness, as Creative Director leading product design, growth strategy and marketing.
In 2016 Suzanne became CEO & President of Uplift Data Partners, drone technology SaaS and service platform for the construction industry, funded by Clayco Construction’s private equity fund Treehouse Ventures, where she led it from inception to acquisition. Uplift Data Partners was acquired by PrecisionHawk, the largest privately held drone technology company, adding the construction vertical to their existing offerings in energy, agriculture and telecommunications.
Today Suzanne is an active Venture Capital Investor with the W Fund and sits on the Board of Directors for technology startups in data governance and health remote monitoring startups. Suzanne is a Founding Member of Chief, sits on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Children’s Choir and Northern Illinois University’s College of Business Board of Advisors to the Dean.