Young Investors/Founders Series
Keeping It Fresh
Innovation is all the rage, and hey, it’s easy to think big and pivot fast when it’s just two of you working from home and living off $1 slices. But what happens as your team, your top line, and your vision grow? Join us for insights on keeping it fresh and maintaining an innovative culture as you grow, as well as a sneak peek into the strategies employed by the behemoths.
Wednesday, July 30th
Techstars (1407 Broadway, 24th Floor)
($10; free for members)
Chitra Narasimhan, Managing Director,
Chitra Narasimhan joined Citi Ventures in January 2012 as part of the Incubation team based in NY. She is responsible for leading new innovation initiatives in partnership with Citi businesses. Her areas of focus include customer service, digital engagement and commerce and payments.
Chitra joined Citi from American Express, where she was most recently Senior Vice President and head of Strategy for the Enterprise Growth Division. In shaping the strategy for this new division, her primary focus was to identify innovations, technologies, and business models that are most relevant to online and mobile payments as well as digital commerce. She previously held several senior positions within the Corporate Development group responsible for all types of M&A activities, including acquisitions, investments, joint ventures and divestitures globally across the Company.
Chitra started her career in investment banking at Credit Suisse First Boston focusing on real estate finance and fixed income securities. She serves on the Board of Bottomline, which supports low income NYC students to get in and through college. She is also a member of the Well, which supports the operations of charity:water, an organization that brings clean water wells to global communities.