What do you do at Intel?
I manage the business relationships between Intel and our strategic investment portfolio. My job is to be the "eyes and ears" for Intel and to seek opportunities to jointly create strategic value with these firms so that all parties benefit.
What qualifications did you need?
I think that the most important skill is the ability to quickly work through, analyze, communicate and act upon vast amounts of information. At any one time I will have 10 to 12 ongoing projects involving numerous internal and external parties for which I must plan and produce. I believe that my prior experience managing multiple and diverse projects at a Big 5 firm alongside the rigors of University of Virginia's Darden School MBA program have really paid off.
What is most challenging about your job?
The biggest task is keeping up to speed with the rapid and continuous change. My challenge is to be ahead of those trends and help my portfolio of companies be the ones making the impact.
What is your favorite thing about working at Intel?
The company's values and priorities are clear and known by all. Basically, we are measured by what we produce and by how we got there. I admire that tremendously.
What other types of jobs have you had at Intel and how did they affect your career growth?
I joined Intel in 1998 after earning an MBA at the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business. My first tour of duty was as a senior financial analyst covering the Content group and Intel Capital. My responsibilities were to manage and negotiate agreements with leading software and Internet firms. I soon joined Intel Capital as a strategic investments manager where I managed private-equity investments in support of Intel businesses. In time, my responsibilities grew and I took on the added role of dispositions for certain business units. I believe that the cross-functional experience I acquired in doing investments, dispositions and managing business agreements were the main reasons why I was recently asked to join Post-Investment Management at Intel Capital.