Tina is a problem solver, creative thinker, and trusted partner.
Deeply curious, engaged, and analytical, Tina efficiently synthesizes information and viewpoints, distilling complex issues down to their key drivers.
Tina has sharp instincts for commercial opportunities, honed through her experience in strategy at Victoria’s Secret and in equity research analyzing public retailers. From exploring international expansion opportunities for a major retailer to crafting marketing strategy for a consumer start-up, she is an independent thinker who loves digging into hard problems.
As a partner and advisor, Tina is open-minded, inclusive, trustworthy, and enthusiastic. Extremely hands-on in her work, she listens intensely and celebrates collaboration.
Tina believes in the powerful combination of knowledge and goodness, and is inspired by bringing out the best in others and connecting fantastic people. A go-to resource for both established leaders and early founders, Tina also mentors young women in business and advises Harvard Business School entrepreneurs.
Tina’s values-driven approach ensures that the drive for excellence also incorporates compassion and empathy. She is deeply committed to serving her community as well as education, social justice, and human rights related organizations, and allocates a meaningful portion of her time to strategy, branding, leadership, and development projects in the non-profit sector.
Tina lives in San Francisco with her family.
Tina is laser-focused on the business of consumer.
Tina’s passion for the consumer was sparked early in life, when as a young girl in New Jersey she spent countless weekends at the mall (after all homework was completed, of course!). She had a unique opportunity to put those skills to good use early in her career at a retail-focused hedge fund, for which she visited hundreds of stores as part of her research process, and presented stock and sector analysis on financial TV.
After graduating from Harvard Business School as a Baker Scholar, Tina joined Limited Brands, where she combined her love for research and analysis with her strong instincts around consumer behavior and commercial opportunities. Working closely with Victoria’s Secret leadership, she performed extensive quantitative and qualitative customer research, crafted strategies for intimate apparel, beauty, and new categories, and developed a consolidated VS brand growth plan across the stores, direct, beauty, and Pink business units.
Tina later returned to the public markets as a member of the retail equity research team at Sanford Bernstein. She led a nearly yearlong research initiative on the discount retail sector, culminating in the launch of coverage of Wal-Mart, Target, and Costco.
Today, Tina focuses on early-stage consumer companies as an advisor and investor, applying the same combination of analytical rigor, intellectual curiosity, pattern recognition, and customer insights that she has honed over her career. Her experience with leading specialty and mass retailers affords her a unique perspective on critical strategic issues including commercialization, scale, brand building, and customer experience early in a company’s life cycle.
Education + Early Career
Phillips Exeter Academy
Harvard College: Magna Cum Laude
Harvard Business School: Baker Scholar, Leader of the Dynamic Women in Business Conference
Morgan Stanley: Investment Banking Analyst
Berman Capital: Equity Analyst
Limited Brands / Victoria’s Secret: Commercialization and Strategy Groups
Sanford Bernstein: Retail Equity Research Team
"Non Sibi" (Not For One's Self)
Bay Area Discovery Museum: Trustee and Executive Committee member
Safe & Sound: Director and Executive Committee member
Human Rights Watch: San Francisco Executive Committee member
Harvard University: Volunteer Fundraiser
Tina in the Press
What Are The Secrets To Successful Fundraising? Investors Provided Clues At BeautyX Capital Summit
AUGUST 21, 2018 Read the Article ⇢
VC roundtable: How investors are helping fashion startups find talent
APRIL 10, 2019 Read the Article ⇢