Born and raised on her family’s third generation dairy farm, Valerie is no stranger to hard work. With her trademark grit and raw ambition, she has spent more than a decade building her business across the consumer tech landscape. Joining forces with top-tier VC and PE firms like a16z, VMG, Index, and Menlo Ventures, Valerie has built management teams for some of today’s most impressive global tech businesses and consumer brands from startups to public companies, including Instacart, Boston Beer Company, Handshake, Saks.com, Aura, Udemy, Briogeo, Ophelia and Bright.AI, to name a few.
Valerie attended the University of Connecticut where she received a BS in Economics.
Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy, both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.