With a decade of startup leadership - first as GC and later as COO - Emily thrives in the creative chaos of Series A-C, excelling at building and managing engaged and high-performing teams that find joy in what they do. With a reputation for hands-on, firm yet kind leadership and a direct style of communication, Em simplifies the complex, making the difficult seem easy, and anything seem possible; even the hard stuff.
Emily has a particular knack for being a Human Bandaid, going wherever she's needed most in the organisation, culminating in leadership experience spanning legal, operations, finance, talent, people, customer success and product/tech, while also building teams from scratch, rebuilding incumbent teams, and serving on startup boards. With a background as a GC, Em loves helping teams and businesses find the balance between running at high velocity toward a goal, while doing things just right enough, while always keeping an eye on scalability and efficiency.
Emily is known for building a culture of ownership and contribution, where individuals are given transparent access to information and treated as owners, not employees, and believes that accountability and safety and enjoyment in a role are not mutually exclusive, but in fact a necessary combination for people to really thrive and love their work.