As a founder, President or COO, I spearhead the introduction of new products that transform the way business operates. I love the power of technology to solve problems for people, and the creative process of working with a team to take an idea from concept to reality. I’ve taken businesses from creation thru exit, and built new markets in commercial drones, health care, transaction services, and media delivery, across North America, Europe and Asia.
As President of Skyward, I help enterprises realize the enormous potential of drones. Starting with a small team and a big vision– enabling a global aerial robotics network–I’ve led the company through startup growing pains to a successful acquisition by Verizon. Skyward software now runs drone programs for Fortune 500 companies as well as drone flight service startups, and we lead the industry in integrating automated access to airspace. Our team is active in developing the global standards needed to enable this new technology, and now, as a Verizon company, we have the network to connect the sky.
My work at Skyward, Intel, WebMD, and other SaaS companies has focused on hands-on leadership spanning strategy, sales, marketing, brand, product and operations management, from funding through exit. I led the groundbreaking Intel Inside program, and twice received the Intel Achievement Award for new product introduction and leadership marketing. Frost & Sullivan recognized my work in healthcare as a product of the year.
Portland is a great community, and I’m active in creating a pipeline of local female leaders by serving on the Ambassador Board of PDX Women in Technology and as Vice Chair of the Board for St. Mary’s Academy.