As Head of the Innovation Network, Beth oversees Citi Ventures’ emerging technology practice. In collaboration with internal and external partners, Beth’s team stays abreast of frontier technologies and dives deep to understand and experiment with tech that intersects with Citi’s business. By pairing a deep understanding of a technology’s potential and limitations with insight into business priorities and client needs, Citi Ventures can advocate for and support the adoption of next gen technologies that have the potential to deliver net-new value for Citi clients.
Prior to joining Citi Ventures, Beth was a Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal and provided technology advisory and management consulting services to financial services, healthcare and technology companies. Throughout her career, Beth has held Chief Technology Officer, CIO and tech leadership positions at Silicon Valley Bank, Charles Schwab, Blackhawk Network, Art.com, and Turner Broadcasting. She was also a part of the founding team at Manilla.com, where she set up and managed the San Francisco office, and led the startup’s product, design, engineering, and customer service teams.
Beth started her career as a software developer, systems analyst and DBA. She received her BS in Computer Science from San Francisco State University and was an International Women’s Forum (IWF) Leadership fellow. She is passionate about increasing the number of women in STEM careers and regularly mentors women taking charge of their career journey. She is an active member of the IWF and serves on their non-profit Legacy Foundation board. When not working, Beth loves to travel, be outdoors, practice yoga, and spend time with her family.