Madelyn Rutter

Sr. Director, Collaboration

I’ve always had a passion for listening to others and bringing people together to solve problems. I consider the ability to reframe challenges into opportunity, use possibility thinking as an art form, and apply acute observational thinking relentlessly as my superpowers.

My focus at TechNexus is helping to bring our ‘venture collaborative’ to life.  To share the stories from the front lines of active corporate & startup engagement, how it can transform traditional ways of doing business, ignite new market opportunities, and stimulate growth through innovation.  I support our ecosystem of partners through internal and external marketing plans, programs, and initiatives.

Before joining TechNexus, I had a decade-long career in global consumer research and group facilitation, helping countless Fortune 500 companies better understand their customers, infuse those insights into their brand narrative, and approach innovation in more collaborative ways. It’s what opened my eyes to the vital importance of bringing diverse perspectives to tell the whole story.

In my free time, I enjoy a good wander through a thrift store or estate sale.  Finding, fixing, and repurposing home decor helps expand my mind and gets my creative juices flowing.