I’ve always admired entrepreneurs and their ability to take risks in an effort to positively change industries. At TechNexus, we are in the unique position to meet entrepreneurs with brilliant ideas and introduce them to stakeholders who can execute on those ideas. I’m excited to be able to connect those dots between a real need in the industry and an entrepreneur’s solution.
My focus as TechNexus’ Marketing Manager is to help increase awareness and exposure of the ideas and people defining the future of innovation. I handle the internal and external communications and storytelling for TechNexus – including branding, content, media relations, and event engagement – and advise our portfolio companies on these efforts during key milestones.
Before joining TechNexus, I led the PR/Marketing and Branding efforts for Sandbox Industries and its investment platforms: Cultivian Sandbox Ventures, Sandbox Insurtech Ventures, The Blue Venture Fund, as well as its consulting platform, Sandbox Advisors. Additionally, I served as a PR & Marketing advisor for our 60+ portfolio companies, supporting them in various strategic areas. I started my career at Chicago Innovation, a non-profit organization focused on educating, connecting, and celebrating innovators in Chicago through a year-long series of events and programs. As a born and raised Chicagoland-er, I have always had a lot of pride in my city, but Chicago Innovation is where my passion for startups and Chicago’s thriving ecosystem originated.
When I’m not working, you’ll likely find me cooking in my kitchen while jamming out to my Spotify playlists or some records. If it’s summertime, I’m often riding my bike along the lakefront with my corgi in a backpack.